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Best Cocktail Bars in Los Angeles

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Owned and run by the celebrated Ray Buhen, popularly known among masses as the bartender to the stars, Tiki-Ti is a historic and eccentric bar. The moment one steps in, patrons are greeted with a mélange of bright and vibrant artefacts. The ambiance sets the mood for the gala time that is assured here. The Hawaiian getaway is popular for the assortment of cocktails served here. In addition to the heady tropical drinks, patrons can also savor the scrumptious Philly Rolls that have many a locals returning time and again.

Perched atop the imposing Pershing Square Building, Perch is a gem of a French bistro. The splendid alfresco setup accentuated by a fireplaces and fire pits sets you up for what's in store in the kitchen. The restaurant serves delicious classic French cuisine in LA's scintillating atmosphere. Featuring separate menus for brunch, dinner, and late nights, it offers an unforgettable culinary journey. The regular delicacies like Ahi Tuna Tartare and Caesar Salad are dished out with flair, and so are the traditional dishes like Bouillabaisse and Duck Confit. In the end, a glass of Armagnac or Calvados from its bar is enough to round off a fine dining experience.

As soon as you'll step into The Falls cozy atmosphere and laid back charm of the place will make you feel right at home. The lovely wooden log covered walls and the unique chandelier hanging over the bar adds to the appeal of this watering hole. Order from the delicious list of cocktails, The Modesto or The Hunter maybe, to help you relax and enjoy the peppy music brought to you by the talented DJs or the lively bands and karaoke on Sundays. The bar is spacious enough to host private parties of 15 and above; can you say Oscar viewing party?

This hot downtown bar is modeled after a speakeasy, with the entrance behind a secret door in Cole's restaurant. Order a cocktail or ask the mixologists at the bar to fix you something with your favorite alcohol or flavors. The bar gets crowded, especially on weekends, so it's best not to come with a large group if you're looking to find a table. Drink prices are somewhat high but so is the alcohol's quality. Great for a nice little cocktail and some Prohibition-era ambiance, complete with live piano music.

Managed by the 1933 group, Sassafras is situated in the heart of Hollywood. This lounge is frequented by a trendy crowd for its charming vintage aura. The main room also has a balcony from where bands render hit songs. Guests can sip cocktails that are barrel-aged and infused with exotic spices. The novel blends include the lemon and cinnamon flavored Peach Moonshine Crusta, the bourbon-based Blackstrap Old Fashioned and the Watermelon Swizzle with orange bitters and Akvinta vodka. This bar also allows you to fashion your own Buck cocktail by choosing from the seasonal ginger beers and liquors.

Hotel Juniper in Hollywood houses the No Vacancy Bar, which is a complete speakeasy-type bar exuding drama in the real sense of the term! The entrance to the bar is made through a narrow hallway and a sparsely clothed lady guiding the patrons to the bar explaining the rules of the place. No vacancy houses a full bar serving cocktails and a restaurant serving snacks. They also have a cosy corner with a stone fireplace, and an outside patio. Guests who are lucky enough to get into this sought after bar will be treated to various quirky performances, ranging from tightrope walking to burlesque.

This American restaurant is all about down-home, comfort food, albeit with gourmet ingredients and an upscale flare. Artfully presented and plated, juicy burgers are as appealing to the eyes as they are to the palate. Unlike any other burger or sandwich you've tried, toppings found here include ketchup leather, duck breast ham, kimchi mustard and other oddities that are absolutely delicious. Every ingredient down to the smoked salt on the fries has been carefully thought out and added to create a memorable dish. The interiors of this original location effortlessly mix industrial pieces and parts with vintage architectural office elements to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The outside patio can be enjoyed year round thanks to the mild California weather.

R Bar is one of LA's favorite speakeasy-style bars, complete with password entry. If you're looking for a bit of a clandestine night out, get dressed up and head to Koreatown. The bartenders mix up delectable cocktails and pour a great selection of craft beers, so it's perfect for anyone's taste. Pick a few songs on the jukebox and settle in for a fun time.

One of East Hollywood’s best kept secrets, La Descarga is a sultry bar and lounge steeped in Cuban themes, cigars and spirits. Once through the discreet entrance and down the spiral staircase, you are propelled into a Havana club, complete with dapper bartenders slinging the best rum cocktails in town. There’s also a cigar area, where unhurried patrons lounge with Cuban cigars into the wee hours of the night. Be advised that the club gets crazy crowded on some nights, so if you're coming with a group on a busier evening, you might want to consider opting for bottle service.

This is one of the best places in town to unwind and enjoy some live music. Opened in 2010, The Other Door has carved a niche for themselves with their artisan cocktails, draft beer and absinthe. Tipple on beers like the Old Rasputin, Delirium Tremens, Belhaven Scottish Ale and Milk Stout. Or try their fabulous concoctions such as French 75, Moorpark Michelada, Bathtub Martini and Singapore Sling. The fourth Sunday of every month is dedicated to absinthe lovers. From tasting flights to cocktails, this is the time to try this green, distilled beverage. Sway to the tunes of live bands or DJs who rock the stage regularly. Whether you are single or with a group, you can be sure of a pleasurable time at this watering hole.

A rather upscale venue, The Edison offers a trendy venue to party all night. With foot-tapping music, chilled beverages and live bands, it ensures complete entertainment. Aptly named, for it is located inside a former power plant, it sports remnants of the Industrial Gothic age in its decor, that transports one to that era. A local hangout place, tourists are also seen partying hard and enjoying the vibe. It is best reserve a table and dress as per the stated dress code.

Seven Grand is a local favorite Irish Whiskey Bar, set in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. It is the perfect place for some after work social interaction. The bar's familiar atmosphere is created by pool tables and dim lights. Enjoy sampling one of the many available whiskey brands while listening to live music with friends.

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