In the entertainment capital of the word, safe from bumper to bumper traffic and all the pressure of everyday life, we share with you our sanctuaries. From Melrose to Downtown, Silverlake to the San Fernando Valley, here you’ll find all the best places to unwind and entertain on a night out.
- Apotheke- Downtown
What actual dreams are made of. This proper palace of the cocktail world will have you feeling like you turned up in another dimension -- a dimension of sound beauty, creative bartenders, and drinks like nothing you've ever seen or tasted before.
- Bibo Ergo Sum- Beverly Hills
Translating to, "I drink, therefore I am," they mean business at Bibo. Classy and refined without pretension, you have to look a little harder for this one, but it'll be worth the search.
- Black Rabbit Rose- Hollywood
Another unreal experience by Houston Hospitality, catch a one-of-a-kind magic show while you sip on something that looks like it was pulled out of a hat itself!
- Caña Rum Bar- Downtown
Sexy and warm on the inside, with our favorite tiki charm, this spot has one of the best rum selections in the country. You will need a membership to enter, but it's only $20 to join for a whole year and you can always bring up to 3 guests. Who's to argue with that?!
- Cliftons Republic- Downtown
Floor upon floor of majestic cocktail and dining heaven. With four themed bars and another opening soon, this historic gem features live music, eclectic scenery, and an experience like no other. We also recommend that you check out what made Clifton's famous -- the cafeteria.
- The Darkroom- Melrose District
Everyone has their go-to watering hole and this is at the top of our list. We're not necessarily here for the cocktails, but we are here for the good company, excellent service, photobooth, and late night neighborhood eats (get the pizza!).
- Eveleigh- West Hollywood
With beautiful weather year around, Eveleigh has the best indoor/outdoor atmosphere for enjoying their ever evolving craft cocktails. Farm to table menu, dog friendly with properly executed indoor/outdoor seating. This rustic den is the place to be and right in the heart of it all.
- Everson Royce Bar- Arts District
Polished interior with marble counter tops, neon signage, royal blue upholstery and a cocktail menu to match! Through the back door is a full patio with stung lights, games and picnic tables. Although this place is labeled as a "bar" it could almost serve a restaurant. Some of the best eats in the Arts District! Kitchen closes at 1am and there's happy hour too!
- Honeycut- Downtown
Bring your dancing shoes! Honeycut had some of the most creative cocktail for an evening of heating up the multicolored dance floor to all the best disco!
- Lono- Hollywood
Another gem by Umbrella Hospitality where the drinks, food, and service always go above and beyond any expectation. All things tiki means lots and lots of rum. Try a punch bowl while you're at it.
- Melrose Umbrella Co.- Melrose District
Our neighborhood favorite. With coffee service during the early hours, a full kitchen, and a staff that just can't be matched, you could spend HOURS here and not even know it. Plus, the cocktails and decor are absolutely killer.
- The Normandie Club- Koreatown
Dark and sexy lounge vibes with bartenders perfecting the classics and effortlessly show casing their mixology skills. This is place perfect for any date, meet up or night cap under the candle light.
- The Roger Room- West Hollywood
Eclectic and vintage with walls lined with freak show photographs that make it feel a bit like the dark circus speakeasy. Upscale bar with a cozy environment serving up the trendiest concoctions.
- Sassafras Saloon- Hollywood
A little New Orleans in the heart of Hollywood. This bar is a must! All the NOLA classic cocktails and even a "build a buck"! There will never be a dull moment here with live music, garden seating, revolving belt of liquor and even a cocktail wheel!
- Upstairs Bar at the Ace Hotel- Downtown
Where else can you sip craft cocktails, mingle in a jacuzzi while looking over DTLA with all the coolest people?! Check online for their daily events and DJ sets.
- The Varnish- Downtown
Don't want to give too much away, but this speakeasy is a must! Mixologist hand crafting cocktails in 50's fit, dark and moody intermate atmosphere. Make reservations and good luck on your hunt!
- The Walker Inn- Koreatown
Through the "secret door," and into an even cozier atmosphere than the Normandie Club, The Walker Inn has made it to the list of top 50 bars around the world. The most creative and ever evolving cocktail themes you'll ever see..."Science projects" or "Climate-theme"... always a thrill! We suggest making a reservation, or perhaps you'll get lucky on a rainy evening.