10 of the Best Cocktail Bars in Downtown Los Angeles

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Get a Taste of the City

People from all over the world are drawn to the bustling hub of Downtown Los Angeles for events at the Convention Center, Staples Center, Microsoft Theater and more. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, there are plenty of places to relax and grab a drink while you explore the vibrant neighborhood. Get a taste of the city as you join colleagues and friends to imbibe at these cocktail bars in Downtown Los Angeles.




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Seven Grand

Whiskey fans unite at this sophisticated lounge that offers up an extensive collection of quality spirits. You can also make a reservation at their speakeasy, Bar Jackalope, to rev up your night and have a truly memorable experience.




The Varnish

If you’re looking for somewhere private and intimate, the Varnish is there to impress as its speakeasy-style location inside of Cole’s French Dip allows you to duck in unseen. Talented bartenders will make you the perfect concoction for your mood in the dimly lit space.




Library Bar

While you may not have expected reading to be a part of your night out, Library Bar has a wall of books ready for you to browse while you sip their classic cocktails. The cozy layout and weekend DJ makes for a great place to mix and mingle with the locals.

The Rooftop at The Standard Hotel

One of the trendiest bars in the neighborhood, The Standard’s rooftop is a place to swim, drink and play. The stylish bar often features a live DJ to set the mood as partygoers mix and mingle with the lively crowd.

71 Above

Ascend to the 71st floor to see an unparalleled view of the Los Angeles skyline. The panoramic perspective will take your breath away along with delicious cocktails at their reserved Sky Lounge escape.

Broken Shaker

Sitting atop the Freehand Hotel, Broken Shaker is the perfect to take in the breezy downtown weather. Take a splash in the pool during their daytime events or lounge poolside at night for a view of the stars.

Broadway Bar

The elegant design of this multi-level lounge makes for the perfect place to sip their creative cocktails. Located in the historic Theater District, you can choose between the bar, the mezzanine, or smoking patio to toast drinks right next door to Downtown’s iconic Orpheum Theater.

Perch

This Los Angeles favorite offers up delicious dining along with a rooftop bar for you to view the spectacular city skyline. Head there on a weekend night to socialize with the mixed crowd over your bird’s eye view.

Everson Royce Bar

This award-winning watering hole brings a spacious outdoor patio to the Arts District. The satisfying cocktails complement the vibe with twinkling lights and wooden accents welcoming you to the space.

Golden Gopher

With one of the oldest liquor licenses in Los Angeles, Golden Gopher is a veteran in the scene with a chic bar and tucked away outdoor patio. They also boast a to-go liquor window if you’re planning to bring the party back to your hotel.

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    A Luxury Shopping Experience at Palisades Village by Caruso

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    Experience Palisades Village

    Pacific Palisades is one of Southern California’s most beautiful coastal cities known for its celebrity citizens, luxury homes and proximity to the ocean. The area is enhanced by local shopping destinations like Palisades Village by Caruso, which offers a curated variety of boutiques, eateries and entertainment for the community. The refined marketplace brings together a bespoke collection of retailers for an elevated shopping experience. Spend a day in the Palisades to explore a relaxing escape in the city.




    Shopping & Dining

    With a selection of handpicked shops, the unique retailers at Palisades Village offer high quality and luxury wares that include clothing, jewelry, beauty products and more. Well-known brands like Sephora Studio, Brandy Melville and Amazon Books join up-and-coming designers and boutiques to offer a diverse collection of stores. Dining outlets like Alfred Coffee and popular grocer Erewhon provide delicious options for bites and beverages during your day of perusing the village.




    Entertainment

    Palisades Village offers up a variety of ways to entertain shoppers throughout their visit. The reimagined Bay Theatre by Cinepolis screens the latest film releases with comfortable seating and full food and bar service. For families, a weekly Kids Club and regular schedule of kid-friendly events provide fun ways to enjoy the space. You can also experience shopping parties, fitness classes and live music events that bring a unique touch of entertainment to the atmosphere.




    Residences

    It’s easy to live a quintessential, Southern California lifestyle at The Residences, which offers modern, sophisticated apartments featuring private terraces and hotel-like amenities. Open floor plans with one-to-three bedrooms create a living space fit for relaxation. Luxury is a priority with residents getting access to a members-only lounge, a private fitness studio and concierge services. The spacious residences are in the heart of the city and make for easy access to a quality shopping experience.

     

    Amenities

    Residents aren’t the only ones who get to enjoy the perks, with many luxury services open to all guests to enhance the shopping experience. With benefits like valet parking, wi-fi, gift wrapping, shoe shine and on-site car washes, you’ll be able to upgrade your visit with numerous touches of comfort. You can also enjoy house accounts, same-day delivery and reservations managed by the onsite concierge team. Palisades Village by Caruso will fulfill your every wish to ensure your shopping visit includes a unique, personalized experience.

     

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      The 20 Best Kept Secrets in LA’s Restaurant and Bar Scene

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      The Best Kept Secrets

      When planning a trip to Los Angeles, there are a number of must-see places you’ll have to visit. The most popular tourist destinations are usually the first recommendations you hear. However, many travelers appreciate diving in to get a more authentic taste–Where do the locals hang out? What do they order when they get there? Whether it’s unique libations, one-of-a-kind dishes, or Instagram-worthy experiences, many of the hot spots to wine and dine in hidden gems within LA’s restaurant and bar scene.




      In Sheeps Clothing

      Duck into this Downtown Arts District speakeasy hidden inside of Lupetti Pizzeria. The music is sure to take you away during their listening parties with a new album featured each night.




      High Tide

      Outside of having an Instagram-worthy design with plenty of pops of color, the bar High Tide in the Downtown Arts District has live glassblowing to mesmerize you with the unique artistry. You can also sign up for a glassblowing class to get in on the action yourself.

      Sunset & Vinyl

      Make your way to the back of 800 Degrees Pizza in Hollywood and climb the stairs to this vintage speakeasy. Donate a record to their collection in exchange for a free cocktail at this music-inspired locale.

      The Little Friend

      The sister bar to Silver Lake’s The Friend, this Venice outpost is a great place for a dance party but also offers up a surprising variety of mezcals from all over the world, stored within their unassuming closet bar.

      Broken Shaker

      Broken Shaker’s eclectic rooftop space is the perfect destination for catching up over drinks, and with a rotating Daily Punch, you’ll feel a nice buzz while you take in sights of the downtown cityscape.

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      Tramp Stamp Grannys

      Singers and music lovers flock to this Hollywood piano bar, with talented musicians playing all the hits while guests sing along. You’ll even catch the waitresses and bartenders showcasing their talents along with the occasional performance by owner Darren Criss.

      Tesse

      This restaurant at the base of the 1 Hotel in West Hollywood is known for its delicious menu and bar program, but also offers a unique bone luge experience for guests ordering the Bucatini bone marrow pasta. Guests receive a shot of Madeira wine poured down the empty bone for a one-of-a-kind taste to kickstart your palate.

      Good Times at Davey Waynes

      Angelenos flock nightly to this staple just off Hollywood Blvd. Try their alcoholic Snow Cones to cool off during a heatwave or their melt-in-your-mouth Shrimp Grilled Cheese to top off a night of boozy fun.

      Somni

      The Bazaar by Jose Andres is one of LA’s best restaurant and bar scene favorites for fine dining establishments, but its even more exclusive restaurant-within-a-restaurant Somni offers a further elevated tasting menu in an intimate private dining space.

      Shangri-La Hotel Rooftop Bar

      This hidden gem is the best place to watch a sunset on the Westside with guests lining the terrace each day to catch the perfect shot of the sun sinking into the ocean. Take the elevator all the way up to enjoy a drink at this local favorite.

      Seven Grand

      Downtown’s prized whiskey bar is the perfect place to do a whiskey tasting with a group of spirit-loving friends. With premium selections from around the world, you can’t miss the chance to tickle your tastebuds with the expansive variety of options.

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      Berris

      After a night out on the town, West Hollywood flocks to Berri’s late night eatery to indulge in their one and only Lobster Pizza. Bring your appetite along and let the upbeat vibe keep you partying far past last call.

      The Bungalow Santa Monica

      Taking in a view of the ocean is always a nice touch at The Bungalow’s renowned Santa Monica location. Order their housemade Sangria and let the fruity refresher take your beachside stay to the next level.

      Coles French Dip

      Visit this Downtown saloon that originated the French Dip for an authentic taste of Los Angeles history. Polish off your sandwich with a little Varnish, which can be found behind an unmarked door at the back of the space…

      Cleo Hollywood

      Stop by this Hollywood establishment for a quick bite before a night out. Their signature Brussel Sprouts will have you questioning how such an unpopular vegetable can possibly taste so good.

      Nighthawk: Breakfast Bar

      This breakfast-themed spot keeps Venice locals feeling good from morning ‘til night. Order their Vietnamese Iced Coffee cold brew cocktail and never look at your daily pick me up the same way again.

      Break Room 86

      For aspiring entertainers, this 80s-themed bar is the place to go when you’re in need of an audience. Their live band karaoke night on Tuesdays will make you feel like a rockstar, or you can jam out privately by booking a room to serenade friends.

      EP & LP

      Take the elevator up to the LP rooftop bar for a glamorous view of the Hollywood Hills. Order one of their Boba Cocktails for a unique twist that will keep your night buzzing right along.

      Gracias Madre

      You’ll be feeling light as a feather after stopping by this all-vegan WeHo spot for one of their CBD oil cocktails. The Sour T-iesel, Stoney Negroni, or Rolled Fashioned each include a dose of green medicine to end on a high note.

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      The Rooftop Bar at The Standard DTLA

      German beer lovers will rejoice in knowing The Standard’s rooftop bar also has an attached Biergarten. Stop by in the early evening Wednesday through Saturday for German snacks and say cheers over a tall glass of brew.

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        The Best Outdoor Patio Bars in Los Angeles

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        Best Patio Bars in Los Angeles

        As vaccination rates rise and Los Angeles begins to re-open its hospitality venues, the demand for outdoor entertainment has led to new seating options at some of the city’s best bars. While taking the LA sunshine has always been part of the lure for some destinations, others have also added patios to create safer, social distanced options for guests. Take a look at some of the best places you can go to grab a drink at these outdoor patio bars in Los Angeles.

        The Bungalow Santa Monica

        One of Santa Monica’s favorite places to watch the sunset, The Bungalow is back open with an Baja-inspired outdoor patio space that’s perfect for lounging. Make a reservation online and enjoy their signature cocktails and selection of food by FIG Restaurant.




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        Mama Shelter

        This rooftop bar has become a Hollywood staple for sipping drinks with a view of the city. Their first-come first-served seating fills up quickly, so arrive early to enjoy a vibrant environment and plenty of fresh air at one of the best outdoor patio bars in Los Angeles.




        EP & LP

        A go-to restaurant in West Hollywood, their LP rooftop bar is one of the best places in the neighborhood to wine and dine under the stars. Make a reservation for dining at EP before visiting the rooftop for happy hour, evening drinks or a late night visit.




        High Rooftop Bar at Hotel Erwin

        If you’re looking for somewhere to take in a bird’s eye view of the water, Hotel Erwin in Venice is the place to be. Reserve an ocean front table for their rooftop bar to take in the breeze while you enjoy drinks and bites. Their unmatched view of the Pacific is sure to impress.




        Idle Hour

        This iconic, barrel-shaped spot in North Hollywood boasts a cozy back patio that’s great for sipping drinks. Make a reservation to stop in for cocktails or happy hour, or savor a dish from their dinner and brunch menus.

        Broken Shaker

        At the top of the Freehand Hotel, Broken Shaker is open as a poolside escape in Downtown LA. Guests can enjoy their bright and airy space by making a reservation for artful cocktails and enticing eats surrounded by colorful decor.

        Summer Social Club

        If you’re a fan of West Hollywood’s Employees Only, you’ll love their new parking lot space Summer Social Club. Their rotating dining pop-ups offer delicious menus each night while you sip craft cocktails at their picnic tables. Reserve your spot for this breezy, outdoor patio experience.

        The Abbey

        Stop into The Abbey for a lively place to grab a drink outdoors. This classic WeHo bar is a favorite of the community for its spacious layout ideal for gathering with friends. Their extended seating on Robertson Boulevard now gives guests even more room to lounge. 

        Elbow Room

        This Hollywood hideaway is the perfect destination for a casual drink in the city. Their back patio offers a secluded outdoor space where you can try out their signature pizzas. Walk-ins are welcome to come enjoy this socially distanced hot spot.

        Bodega Wine Bar

        If you’re in Santa Monica, pay a visit to this attractive wine bar with plenty of outdoor sidewalk seating. You can make use of their wi-fi for remote working during the day, or choose from their curated wine selections for a memorable evening happy hour.

        The Escondite

        This Downtown watering hole has transformed their parking lot into “Skidrokyo Beach,” a beach-themed extension of their bar with spacious, outdoor seating and views of the cityscape. Enjoy the Los Angeles weather with a drink in hand at this neighborhood go-to.

        Sorry Not Sorry

        This vibrant destination in West LA is an ideal hangout for an open-air day party. With over 4000 square feet of space, you’ll have plenty of room to gather safely with friends. Sip rosé, craft cocktails and grab a bite to eat amongst bright and inviting furnishings.

        Melrose Umbrella Company

        One of Melrose Boulevard’s favorite neighborhood spots, Melrose Umbrella Company has extended its seating into their own reservation-only, outdoor courtyard. Enter through the alleyway and order a classic old fashioned, or try something new while seated under the stars.

        Upstairs Rooftop at The Ace Hotel DTLA

        You can’t go wrong by visiting this Downtown LA venue that has always been known for its alluring rooftop views. Make a reservation to dish on their delectable bites and taste handmade cocktails all while enjoying the fresh breeze in a trendy space.

        Brennans

        Grab a picnic table at Brennan’s for one of the best outdoor patio bars in Los Angeles. The lively atmosphere is a safe hangout with numerous tables and plenty of open space. They’re known for their selection of beer and whiskey while pizzas will hit the spot to top off your night out.

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          The 20 Best Event Venues in Los Angeles for Your Next Celebration

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          Celebrate at the Best Event Venues in Los Angeles

          Celebration is in the air as the holiday season unites colleagues, friends and family alike to enjoy all that Los Angeles has to offer. With a diversity of neighborhoods and atmospheres to experience, choosing the right space to hold your next event can be an overwhelming task. These are the best event venues in Los Angeles that will make your social gathering a hit no matter the occasion.




          Catch

          Following in the footsteps of its New York predecessor, Catch LA is fit to be the hottest rooftop in West Hollywood. Unparalleled views of the city will give your guests a feast for the eyes as they take in the rustic charm of this new dining destination.




          Malibu Rocky Oaks

          Surround yourself with scenic views of California greenery at this lush vineyard in Malibu. The stone-built estate sits atop volcanic soil, creating a one-of-a-kind environment for flavorful wines. With an atmosphere fit for royalty, your guests won’t want to miss the opportunity to enjoy the 37-acres of beautiful landscapes.

          Madame Siam

          One of the newest to join the Houston Hospitality family, Madame Siam in Hollywood has plenty of space for dancing, drinking and enjoying the whimsical circus-themed décor. Carnival games and a house psychic are just a few of the draws for people to come see the sideshow.

          DAMA

          The Latin-inspired cuisine mixed with the kitschy tropical interior makes Dama a great place for an energetic celebration. The sophisticated setting with indoor and outdoor space will give you plenty of options to make your event worthwhile.

          Doheny Room

          This stylish, hot spot features a two-level bar and lounge perfect for holding receptions of any kind. With two full-service bars and a DJ booth ready for action, the party will last all night in this elegant, West Hollywood space.

          E.P. & L.P.

          The Hollywood Hills will be the backdrop to your party if you treat your guests to a celebration at this rooftop space. The EP dining level and LP terrace, complete with a private nook for smaller events, feature an Asian fusion menu with modern décor to match their creative cocktails.

          The Mondrian Hotel

          This classic Sunset Boulevard hotel has a multitude of spaces to host a lively gathering. Skybar features one of the most breathtaking pool views in Los Angeles, while Ivory on Sunset will bring mid-century sophistication to any affair.

          The Nice Guy

          Known for its exclusivity and photo-free atmosphere, this upscale lounge is the perfect place for a cozy West Hollywood get-together. Clink glasses with an intimate group and spend the night taking in the stylish dining and 60s-inspired design.

          Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails

          A charming eatery by day and elegant party destination by night, Hyde Sunset caters to your event needs with a spacious, open-air design surrounded by the bustle of Hollywood. With the ability to accommodate close to 400 guests, the California cuisine and fresh, craft cocktails are perfect for day or nighttime revelry.

          Republique

          Any occasion will be memorable at this modern French dining location, complete with a wine room and bakery. With a variety of rooms and seating styles, you’re guaranteed a unique experience whether it’s for a small, private dinner or a vivacious reception.

          Toca Madera

          This trendy, West Hollywood restaurant features creative Mexican dishes that accompany a lively, club-like ambiance. In their front room, the marble bar and matching DJ booth keep the party going all night, while a skylight brings in a natural element to dining in their garden room.

          Mama Shelter

          Bring your most playful guests to Mama Shelter, as their stylish pool tables and tabletop chess add to the artsy, vintage feel of the restaurant. If you prefer your event with a breeze, the Rooftop will have your guests enjoying LA’s signature sunshine amidst the vibrant daybeds and décor.

          Warwick

          If your group is ready for a night out on the town, Warwick will undoubtedly impress with their rotating theme of seductive furnishings. Be prepared to dance the night away with an energetic crowd and DJ, or sip drinks from above at the cozy second-level lounge.

          The London West Hollywood

          Your next poolside event will make a lasting impression at The London’s relaxing rooftop pool. Airy cabanas overlooking the sparkling water will give your event a touch of serenity. The London’s new rooftop dining option, Boxwood, is also memorable with its enclosed glass patio and fire pits.

          Eveleigh

          Just around the corner from Sunset Plaza, Eveleigh stands out with its rustic decor and garden-like seating environment. The open-air style of the restaurant’s design brings in a bit of nature, creating an atmosphere where your guests can enjoy a breezy LA gathering.

          71Above

          New to the restaurant scene, 71Above is located on the top floor of Downtown’s OUE Skyspace LA building. With an unforgettable 360-degree panoramic view of the skyline, guests can enjoy a private dining experience in the tallest building on the West Coast. The artistic, contemporary furnishings create the perfect ambiance to drink and dine among the clouds.

          Nobu Malibu

          With a reputation for their decadent dining and shoreline views, Nobu Malibu can act as the stunning backdrop to your social gathering. The private dining rooms give your group an intimate place to enjoy yourselves with Malibu’s breezes accompanying the space.

          The Penthouse at The Huntley Hotel

          Rise to the 18th floor of The Huntley Hotel to enjoy contemporary design and a view of Santa Monica’s ocean landscape at The Penthouse. Any reception will feel elegant with white curtains flowing throughout the restaurant, complementing the enticing California cuisine.

          Perch

          This French, rooftop bistro provides the perfect place for your guests to absorb the heart of Downtown LA with their intimate indoor and outdoor seating. The antique furnishings and décor bring an element of classic sophistication great for both formal and informal celebrations.

          Ysabel

          Indulge in festivities at this mid-century modern restaurant located in the heart of West Hollywood. With a contemporary American menu, paired with mixology-inspired craft cocktails, you can choose from one of their many patios to toast with friends and family surrounded by trees decorated in twinkling lights.

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            America’s First Cannabis Cafe

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            The Original Cannabis Cafe

            After California passed the legalization of recreational marijuana use, Los Angeles has been abuzz with speculation of how the popular plant will be integrated into its many hospitality spaces. With only a handful of properties approved for a cannabis license, hospitality concepts are being created to embrace newfound opportunities for guests to experience some of the most innovative concepts in the world. With Original Cannabis Cafe now open, a precedent will soon be set for how similar hospitality concepts will operate in a new era of cannabis consumption.




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            The Country’s First Cannabis Cafe

            Officially open since October 1st, West Hollywood’s new Cannabis Cafe has been awarded the title of being the country’s first cannabis cafe–a concept brand new to the hospitality scene in response to California’s passage of recreational cannabis use in 2018. The highly-coveted license required to run the business received over 300 applicants, but was only approved for eight new venues in West Hollywood. 




            Dishes Made to Complement the Heightened Senses

            Unlike weed dispensaries, Cannabis Cafe is approved for on-site consumption of cannabis in the form of flowers, vapes, pre-made edibles, concentrates and extracts. Alcohol consumption and CBD food or drink aren’t available due to state law, but that won’t stop guests from taking a bite from their delicious food menu created by Chef Andrea Drummer. Dishes made to complement the “heightened senses” of cannabis include a fried chicken sandwich, candied pork belly, brussels sprouts and a dessert plate, with items expected to be rotated seasonally. Non-alcoholic mocktails made with fresh ingredients are also available as a refreshing touch.




            The Setting

            The trendy space consists of a dining cafe, lounge, and smoking patio along with a retail shop. It isn’t just limited to those wishing to light up, as the property also includes a non-smoking patio and the cafe is open to the public. Along with plenty of plants throughout to keep the space fresh, a custom air-filtration system helps keep smoke away from nearby residents, keeping the party contained to the Cannabis Cafe property.

            Lowell Farms

            The impressive venue is filled with natural foliage and a rustic, vintage design modeled after the Lowell Farms product brand. The Santa Barbara County-based company joined with LA’s renowned Houston Hospitality along with Una Mas bartending team to create the perfect combination of experiences. Guests are greeted by “Flower Hosts” who provide tableside service to help them choose from the variety of strains. A “Dab Bar” is available for more experienced smokers who already know their favorites. Reservations are good for an hour and a half with cannabis sales ending at 10pm, but guests are able to bring their own products in for consumption until 2am.

            Come One, Come All

            The venue’s initial reservations were fully booked, but now have openings throughout the day for guests to come and enjoy the space. The property is expected to draw in not only locals, but patrons from neighboring states where open marijuana consumption is not yet legal. Whether it be local residents or those travelling to Los Angeles from around the world, Cannabis Cafe makes history and kickstarts a new era of hospitality with the integration of cannabis.

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              The Top 10 Must-Try Craft Cocktail Bars in LA

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              Enjoy a Craft Cocktail

              If you’re ready to toast glasses and treat yourself to a quality, flavorful drink, Los Angeles is the place to start. With numerous bars and lounges serving up delicious drinks in an array of atmospheres, it might be hard to know which spots will guarantee an experience to remember. The expert bartending talent will keep you satisfied if you imbibe at any of these must-try craft cocktail bars in LA.




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              Broken Shaker

              A newcomer to the LA bar scene, this eclectic gem sits at the top of Downtown’s Freehand Hotel. Following in the footsteps of its award-winning Miami predecessor, Broken Shaker’s bar program hits all the marks with homemade ingredients that complement the breathtaking cityscape view and attractive pool deck.




              Everson Royce Bar

              If you’re a fan of experimental cocktails and unique liquors, Everson Royce Bar might be the place for you. Deemed one of the Best Bars in the Country by Esquire magazine, this Downtown hot spot features an outdoor patio that creates the perfect ambiance to sip your hand-crafted drink with friends.




              Harvard & Stone

              Stop by this Thai Town hangout to take in live bands, burlesque dancers, and a daily changing R&D cocktail menu that keeps regular guests on their toes. A revolving door of guest bartenders contribute their expertise, making Harvard & Stone an industry favorite.




              Corner Door

              A nighttime staple on the Westside, you’re always in for a surprise at this cozy, neighborhood bar in Culver City. Corner Door’s most recent cocktail menu update takes on an inventive Alice in Wonderland theme fit for a trip down the rabbit hole, and compliments the bar’s rustic charm.

              Big Bar

              This award-winning cocktail spot sits inside Alcove Café & Bakery in Los Feliz. With their creative and ever-changing drink menu, and numerous themed parties and events, Big Bar pulls out all the stops to keep the neighborhood entertained while delivering tasty drinks for its patrons.

              The Pikey

              West Hollywood’s Brit-inspired gastropub The Pikey is a great place to grab a bite and enjoy a thoughtful cocktail menu fit for an intimate evening or group gathering. The vegan and vegetarian friendly food menu pairs with the specialty cocktails to create a flavorful night out for guests.

              Melrose Umbrella Co.

              Created in celebration of the history of prohibition, Melrose Umbrella Co. holds true to its goals in putting together the perfect cocktail for a happy hour sip or a late-night libation. With a DJ at night to keep patrons buzzing, the Melrose Blvd. community always shows up to revel in this vintage hangout.

              Pacific Seas

              Those that know how to find this hideaway tucked inside of Clifton’s are treated to an impressive selection of innovative cocktails in a theatrical, travel-themed setting. Classic tiki drinks at Pacific Seas are made with premium ingredients that make it more than just your average Mai Tai.

              The Varnish

              Hidden behind an unassuming oak door in the back of Downtown’s famous Cole’s eatery, The Varnish is where those in the know can enjoy a quality cocktail. The 1920s-inspired cozy speakeasy bar is the perfect place for talented bartenders to show off their craft this cozy hideaway.

              Sassafras

              The South meets Hollywood in this charming spot that takes guests on a journey to a 1930s New Orleans-style saloon. You’ll be able to indulge in fresh drink ingredients and updated classic cocktails as you take in a live music performance in this nostalgic space.

               

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                Dive into a Memorial Day Vegas Vacation

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                Vegas Vacation

                As temperatures begin to rise at the edge of Spring, Memorial Day stands as the official kick-off to a summer of excitement. Bathing suit season prompts an influx of travel plans as guests book their stay for hotels and resorts in cities across the country. A Memorial Day Vegas vacation is a popular destination for travelers to migrate to with its thriving culture of nightlife and entertainment that’s perfect for a weekend of fun in the sun. From pool parties to fine dining, there are a number of ways to spend your time on the Strip as you celebrate the first big holiday of the summer.




                Memorial Day Vegas Vacation

                In a city full of impressive restaurants led by celebrity chefs, your options for dining in Vegas are some of the best in the world. Head to the SLS Hotel for a taste of Jose Andrés’ famous Spanish cuisine at Bazaar Meat. Sushi lovers will appreciate the artistry at Mizumi, a dining experience at The Wynn for Japanese and Korean dishes. It won’t be a trip to Las Vegas without visiting a Wolfgang Puck establishment—Cut serves up a delectable menu that redefines steakhouse dining. The newly reinvented Palms Resort and Casino is home to celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s new restaurant Shark. Mixing seafood with a Latin twist, the selection of flavors provides something for everyone as you dine and people-watch overlooking the Kaos nightclub pool.




                Dayclubs

                Vegas is famous for its variety of day clubs that let you party by the pool in front of some of the world’s hottest DJs. If you’re planning to get an early start to your weekend, you can catch a talented DJ take the stage overlooking the Strip at Drai’s Rooftoop Beach Club on Friday afternoon. Audiences will be dancing to the beat at the iconic Encore Beach Club if you stop by on Saturday for an energetic pool party experience. If you’re still powering through by Sunday, close out your weekend by watching a performance at Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay.

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                Nightlife

                There’s no place like Vegas if you’re a fan of lively nightlife. Crowds are sure to enjoy Intrigue nightclub, featuring EDM DJs at the Wynn on Friday. Popular EDM and hip hop acts draw a crowd on Saturday with performances at the Cosmopolitan’s hot spot Marquee. You’ll also find a DJ on stage that night at Hakkasan keeping up the wild vibe of the weekend. You can catch talented acts at XS Night Swim to round out the weekend on Sunday night, with a unique pool party underneath the stars.

                Shows

                The party scene isn’t for everyone, and those with an affinity for an exciting show will love witnessing one of the many awe-inspiring acts taking the stage during the weekend. Watch legendary artists like Janet Jackson perform throughout the holiday at theaters up and down the Strip. Cirque Du Soleil productions of Zumanity, O and The Beatles Love will take you away to colorful worlds with mystical performances.

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                  LA’s The Bungalow Expands to Two New Southern California Locations

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                  The Bungalow Expands to Two New Locations

                  Any visitor to Santa Monica is bound to hear buzz about The Bungalow as it holds its place as one of the busiest bars on the Westside. After expanding to Huntington Beach, the Bungalow brand continues to travel down the coast with the announcement of two new Long Beach and La Jolla locations. The beachy brand will soon be making its mark in these California cities bringing crowds of guests to enjoy their signature eclectic, outdoor space.




                  The Beginning of The Bungalow

                  The Bungalow’s flagship Santa Monica location opened in 2012 at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel and soon became a staple in the West LA bar scene. The unmatched Baja-inspired atmosphere of mixing and mingling with a view of the ocean waves has led the Bungalow brand to continue its successes, solidifying itself as a go-to for bar hoppers. Whether guests are stopping by to enjoy the outdoor patio, play a game of pool or ping pong, or warm up by the fire pit, the lounge space offers up a good time for everyone with a relaxed, welcoming environment.

                  Much of The Bungalow’s success is due to the creativity of nightlife guru Brent Bolthouse, who created the concept and heads The Bungalow Hospitality Group. Bolthouse’s legacy in the industry, along with bringing on Venice-based design partners Studio Collective, made the perfect combination of talent to push forth the uniquely Californian brand.




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                  The Opening of Huntington Beach

                  Bolthouse’s Bungalow Hospitality Group soon expanded the concept to the similarly beach-driven city Huntington Beach in 2016, creating an Orange County outpost of the popular hot spot. The Bungalow Huntington Beach took on an aesthetic familiar to the original with textured accents and vintage designs that complement the city’s own history of surf culture. The success of the brand has led to the upcoming launch of two new Southern California properties under the Bungalow name—one in Long Beach and another in San Diego’s La Jolla.

                  The Huntington Beach location boasts a food menu from local partner Bear Flag Fish Co., but the two new locales will get an upgraded dining menu from world-renowned chef and restaurateur Michael Mina. The Michelin-starred chef founded MINA Group, which owns more than 40 restaurants across the country. The new Bungalow menus will include small bites and large shareable plates along with specialty cocktails.




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                  Expansion of The Bungalow

                  Guests will have a view of the harbor at the Long Beach location situated in the recently opened 2nd & PCH complex in the Belmont Shores neighborhood. The Bungalow Kitchen Belmont Shore will have one of the biggest spaces in the complex with a layout amounting to 8,000 square feet. The new seaside lounge broke ground in 2019 and will soon make its mark on the Long Beach bar scene on March 4th, 2021.

                  The Bungalow La Jolla will be connected to the Westfield UTC with its own dedicated building featuring views of Downtown. The plans include an expansive 10,000 square foot layout with half of that belonging to the outdoor space alone. Guests can look forward to visiting this San Diego County destination.

                   

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                    10 of the Best Lounges in Los Angeles

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                    Best Lounges in Los Angeles

                    Los Angeles is known for being a city filled with lively places to enjoy a night out on the town. From unique bars to energetic nightclubs, there’s something for everyone no matter your ideal style of revelry. For those who prefer a lounge to sip cocktails in an intimate setting, these are some of the best lounges in Los Angeles to duck into for an intimate night out.




                    Warwick LA

                    This Hollywood staple caters to guests who appreciate a destination for good music and partying the night away. While the main level is home to a bustling crowd, head to the upstairs lounge to enjoy a more intimate experience overlooking the lively scene below.

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                    Doheny Room

                    Head to the border of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills to experience Doheny Room, a sophisticated hot spot known for its downstairs dining and upstairs nightlife space. Sip and savor each of their craft cocktails over an appetizing dinner, then head up to the lively lounge for bottle service and dancing to tunes from a live DJ.

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                    Beauty & Essex

                    This Hollywood destination with extravagant furnishings serves up delicious American cuisine for dinner, but offers an upstairs lounge experience perfect for a lavish night on the town. Relax in the plush velvet bar seating or vintage-inspired leather banquettes to enjoy cocktails in an opulent setting.

                    Sunset & Vinyl

                    Hidden away above an 800 Degrees Pizza, Sunset & Vinyl’s vintage feels makes it a great destination for a cozy drink with close friends. The rotating soundtrack of old school hits coming through their record player gets you in a nostalgic mood while the shabby chic décor will make you feel right at home.

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                    This Sunset Boulevard hot spot takes after its NYC counterpart with craft cocktails and a speakeasy style. The menu of delicious bites pairs perfectly with the quality drinks as you take some time to relax in the polished, West Hollywood space.

                    Harriets Rooftop

                    This hot spot on the rooftop of the 1 Hotel is sure to give you an elegant experience with panoramic views of Los Angeles. Enjoy the handcrafted drinks or the delicious dining menu while mixing and mingling with the fashion forward, West Hollywood crowd.

                    Delilah

                    If you’re looking for a date night spot in West Hollywood, consider stopping by Delilah. This stylish, vintage-inspired lounge is perfect for enjoying a signature drink and quality conversation in a trendy atmosphere. The modern decor and seating creates an environment for lounging along with live jazz and burlesque on weekends.

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                    The Peppermint Club

                    Music lovers will have a ball at this sleek, West Hollywood lounge that features live music performances of local artists. Make a reservation for a seat to enjoy the melodies from talented musicians while you sip a cocktail creation in the modern, 60s-inspired space.

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