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 Anaheim Colony, the district includes three principal areas, the Packard Building, Farmers Park and the original Packing House. The Packard Building houses the popular Umami Burger and Anaheim Brewery while the Packing House hosts a myriad of restaurants. The food selection is mind-boggling, from Quiche Lorraine at Pandor to Banh Mi at Saw Leaf. Farmers Park is where the market opens on weekends and oftentimes, you will see live music as well. Overall, the Anaheim Packing District is one of the most entertaining spots in a town that is mostly known for Mickey Mouse.
If you're looking to get a little country, check out InCahoots Fullerton. InCahoots is Southern California's premiere Country & Western dance club, with themed events on open nights. Tuesdays are Country Rockin' Tuesdays with drink and taco specials and karaoke. On Wednesdays, check out Redneck Wednesdays which features live entertainment, drink specials and a mechanical bull. On Fridays, come in for weekend fun with drink specials and special entertainment. Every night at InCahoots features line dancing and other dancing lessons as well. Check the website for dress code.
Decked up with retro tiki decor, Tiki No is a lively, vibrant tiki bar filled with a cheerful crowd. Their Coconut Mojito simply can't be missed and their happy hour prices make all the cocktails irresistible. Chat with the friendly bar staff, make new friends among the trendy crowd or sing your heart out at Karaoke nights every Sunday. Tiki No is a wonderful place if you are looking for a fun night out.
Popular for decades, Barney's is many things to many people: for some it is a great casual restaurant with a huge menu, for others it is an always crowded bar loaded with people of all ages and backgrounds. It is even a great place to have a drink and play some pool after work, with a beer list almost as prodigious as the menu. It is one of the few bars that has always been a hot tourist spot, yet has been a longstanding favorite of locals as well. Be sure to ask around for stories of Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin, both of whom spent time within these walls. It is a little piece of Hollywood history, and with new branches opened in nearby locations, the tradition is sure to continue.
The Blue Whale venue opens their doors from Mondays through Saturdays from 8p onwards.
The New Jalisco Bar is a cross between a dive bar and a nightclub, catering mainly to the LGBTQ community. The dim lit interiors are home to a myriad of sights and sounds, from DJ spinning great tracks to drag shows which are held certain days of the week. Sit back with a nice cold beer or a cocktail and enjoy the spectacle on offer. It is also a fantastic place to meet locals belonging to the LGBTQ community and learn about their life in the city of angels.
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.
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.
Opened in 2015, Precinct DTLA is a rock 'n' roll gay bar with an event almost every night of the week. On weekends, lots of locals as well as tourists enjoy the music, the drinks and the five-star quality cuisine under the guidance of Chef Felix Barron. It hosts exciting live music and has a range of beers and cocktails on tap, and is touted to be the most happening club in the downtown district.
La Cita embodies downtown's hipper than thou-art gentrification at its best. While this place has been remodeled to include flashing red lights, kitschy tiki-lanterns, and walls covered in artwork, La Cita still prides itself to be a Mexican-themed hangout. You could call it a “dive-bar” or a “local-hot spot”, you could even consider it as a “dance club” because DJs spin the tune Monday through Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday check out the live music. But regardless of what label you attach to La Cita, it is the perfect place to get your fiesta on.