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.
Flickering candles, mysterious pink curtains and subdued lighting welcome you into the Abbey in West Hollywood. This popular bar, lounge and restaurant offers you not only a mixed range of appetizers and entrees, but also yummy drinks like chocolate and watermelon martinis. Enjoy the cool vibe of the lounge on the terrace or the kitschy atmosphere indoors. At night, the Abbey is a well known gay bar and welcomes everyone regardless of whether they are gay or straight. So come and visit and dance the night away!
The special magic and charm of tiki bars and the magic of Disney come together at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar at the iconic Disneyland Hotel. This delightful themed bar near the pool area of the hotel is based on the classic Disneyland Jungle Cruise ride. From the Hawaiian shirt clad bartenders to the Disneyfied tiki decor, there is fun in every part of this bar. As soon as you order your drink, a bit of Disney magic kicks in with all the bells and whistles-literally. In addition to the surprisingly strong drinks for Disney, Trader Sam's also serves up a menu of contemporary, internationally-inspired appetizers and a few burgers and sandwiches. For adults who are looking to escape the crowds of strollers for a little while, Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar is a welcome retreat.
Located in the Historic Core district in downtown Los Angeles, Rhythm Room L.A. is a cozy lounge bar. They often host live jazz sessions that are put together by talent music bands. The bar’s menu includes pub grubs like burgers, pastas, fries and a lot more. They also serve a selection of cocktails, beers and wines. Several games like pool, darts, ping pong, chess and foosball are available here. Some games like pool needs prior reservation. This sophisticated venue also offers space to host events like parties, celebrations and gatherings.
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.
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.
Justice Urban Tavern has an airy and swank look to it due to is high ceiling and industrial-chic decor. This gastropub is a great place to drop in for any time of the day or night. Taking pride in their inventive menu which focuses on seasonal and local farm-fresh ingredients, you can check out their dishes from the chalkboard. Enjoy their happy hours with wines and beers from Californian wineries and breweries.
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.
Redwood is leading the league of downtown Los Angeles' innovative renaissance. And there is no better way to reap the benefits of this cultural transformation than hitting up Redwood's cocktail menu. Specialty drinks like Lava Lamp, Schooner Float and Cloud 9 make patrons forget about how irksome it is to find a decent parking spot in the vicinity of Redwood. And for all of those nautical lovers out there, Redwood's has a pirate theme. Unlike traditional bar cuisine, Redwood provides food that is actually edible, try the delicious fish and chips or the vegetarian Rueben sandwich.
The Five Star Bar is a rock music lover's escape from LA's bustling core. With its dark interior that's strewn with album art and lit with neon lights, the divey rock bar cuts back on frills but creates a perfect mood for an evening of headbanging. Five Star hosts a number of punk bands thus getting fans acquainted with talented musicians while cheap beers keep flowing. When the stage is empty, pool tournaments keep the crowd at their euphoric best. Please bring cash along as credit cards are not accepted.
This local bar tucked away in the Little Tokyo area is quite a happening nightspot. The amazing wall art, graffiti and the cool crowd is what attracts regulars to this watering hole. Here, you can enjoy drinks all by yourself or get along your gang of buddies to spend a fun evening. As far as drinks are concerned, you can choose from beers, wines, sake, sangrias, soju and much more. Occasionally, you can also spot its food stand that serves excellent hot dogs. Karaoke nights, stand-up comedy, live music shows are a regular feature here. Check website for more details.
This casual yet elegant bar is all about relaxing with your drink. The background music is audible enough to be heard, but soft so as not to drown out conversations, thereby making it an ideal nightspot to hang around with friends to catch up with them. You can choose from the pre-existing list of drinks or trust the bartender to mix an exotic drink for you; if you are interested in mixology, the staff will even give you some inputs and tricks of mixing. All in all, for a hassle-free drinking experience, head to The Continental Club.