The hottest celebrity bar in town is also one of the most exclusive. Situated atop the ritzy Mondrian Hotel, long lines wait for a shot to enter the Skybar, very common, yet comfortable cocktail lounge. Guests at the hotel are guaranteed entry. The space itself is very low-key and open-air. Stars mingle with their friends amid gorgeous city views. If you can get in, it is worth the experience.
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.
Tony’s Darts Away is an eco-friendly bar that focuses on local drinks and food. They only serve craft Californian beer by the draught, and they have an especially long list of local beers. Along with their exceptional drink menu, Tony’s Darts Away also serves great cuisine focusing on local and organic food. Order a beers at their spacious, wood paneled bar then play a round at pool table or see if you can beat your friends at darts.
This cozy Irish pub is a local favorite and is among the best places in town to unwind over a few pints. The Snug will warm you with its friendly service and cheap beer. Offering a vast range of craft beers on tap, tipple on your choice brand during happy hours or enjoy their drink specials. Those who love whiskey, their impressive selection will make you proud. Play a board game or a pinball, or watch your team in action on their television screens.
Il Cielo is a beautiful Italian restaurant where you can enjoy a flavorful dinner with your loved one. The warm fireplace, dim lights and intimate ambience make it a perfect spot for some lovely romantic memories. Enjoy the fine spread of the tasty Tuscan cuisine in the glow of candle-lights and with rose petals strewn on the table. Dine outside to enjoy the fine weather. Private rooms for banquets are also offered.
The Escondite in Downtown Los Angeles is most popular for its burgers and its generous Happy Hour offerings. Cocktails, wines, and beers, as well as, appetizers are available at an average of USD4 on weekdays from 5p to 8p. Among their cheeseburgers, the Boss Hog and Slim Pickens are crowd pleasers, while the Escondite Beef Sandwich and fries are also delicious. An added feature of this bar is its showcase of local musical talent through concerts that start every night at 10p. Offering pretty views of the city, Escondite is here to stay.
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.
Black and white accents, trendy orb-shaped light fixtures and dark wood furniture lend Baldoria a sleek look. This casual diner where the emphasis is on creative shared plates and craft cocktails is a welcome addition to Little Tokyo's dining scene. Meat lovers and vegetarians alike will find their tasty bite options and pizzas very tempting. Savor their dishes like Fried Shortrib Ravioli and Smashed Fingerlings. Or dig into their delicious pizzas such as Wild Funghi Conserva and Mrs. Croque. Enjoy their happy hours over cocktails like Bay of Pigs and Nessie’s Bath Water. Their bar also stocks a curated list of fine spirits, wine, bottled beer and draft beer.
The atmosphere at Wolf & Crane is always vibrant with stylish people listening to groovy DJ music and enjoying the specialty Japanese whiskeys and bar snacks. Taking its name from a story in Aesop's Fables, the logo of this bar consists of a paper wolf and crane crafted using origami, both animals being symbolic in the mythology of Japan. The menu consists of Eagle Rock Manifesto Beer, Highball composed of soda, ginger ale and Scotch whiskey, Angel City White Nite American Stour and Craftsman American Pale Lager. Head here during the Happy Hours for the best deals on drinks.
Le Petit Paris is a quaint, romantic restaurant that will surely impress your date. The upscale decor, slow music and dim lights set the mood for a pleasant dining experience. Menu offerings include classic dishes like Caesar Salad, Seared Tuna and Lobster Linguini along with a number of house specialties like Le Petit Paris Signature Cheeseburger prepared with bacon and Lamb Shank cooked for 48 hours. Don’t forget to complement the flavorful meals with a glass of French wine for a more authentic experience. The prices may seem to be on the steeper side, but the quality of the food and the ambience are well worth the money spent.
Otium, roughly meaning leisure time in Latin is a great way to describe this contemporary restaurant. Bringing great food and fun vibes to the neighborhood, Otium is the ideal dining destination to celebrate a special occasion or to enjoy a hearty meal. Serving an assortment of globally-inspired dishes, the restaurant offers patrons the chance dig into delicacies like Foie Gras, Falafel and Tai Snapper under one roof. The delectable meals can be complemented with cocktails, beers or wines. Once you are here, consider sitting at the counter to see the chefs work their magic on the ingredients. If you are in the mood to try some extraordinary food, head to Otium for a meal that you are unlikely to forget for a long time.