With plenty of options for places to wine and dine around the city, choosing the right spot can become an overwhelming task. Sometimes a thoughtful recommendation can be the best way to narrow down your choices no matter what you’re looking for. From casual watering holes to upscale nightclubs, some of our favorite venues stand out among the rest as being worthy spaces to drop in for a cocktail with friends and loved ones.
Warwick LA | Hollywood
For a night out on the town, Warwick LA is one of Hollywood’s favorites, attracting trendy crowds to party through the night. Their ever-changing interior is often re-imagined to keep the vibe fresh, making patrons feel like they’re in a new club with each new design. Tables are plentiful to celebrate with friends, or hang out near the bar to mingle with clubgoers. Escape to the upstairs bar for a cozy spot to hang out that overlooks the bustling crowd below. Talented DJs are present every night to inspire revelry in the stylish and spirited space.
Firefly | Studio City
Firefly has become a staple among Studio City locals and Valley dwellers alike, with its appetizing menu of sophisticated American cuisine to please your palate. Chef Perry Pollaci brings a hint of culture to the fare with vibrant flavors inspired by his worldly travels. Guests are treated to a romantic atmosphere with atrium patio dining or a dimly lit, library-style lounge for cocktails. With weekly live jazz sessions, Sunday brunch, and a kitchen open past 11pm on most days, there are plenty of reasons to stop by for a taste of this Studio City favorite.
The Lincoln | Venice
The West Side is worth the visit when you try out The Lincoln—a trendy, Venice staple on Lincoln Blvd. The 1960s atmosphere is complemented by rustic, modern furnishings that create a friendly vibe to mix and mingle. The outdoor patio is the perfect place for conversation while grabbing a bite of their complimentary hot dogs to snack on. Their music selection includes a fun rotation of DJs playing all types of vinyl that keep the crowd energized. Whether you’re a wine fan or a cocktail connoisseur, The Lincoln has something on the menu for everyone to enjoy.
Power House | Hollywood
Power House is a historical Hollywood bar that has taken on many styles since opening in 1947. Its most recent remodel features a cozy, rustic vibe with aged brick walls and wooden accents. You can find all types of patrons visiting from neighborhood residents to curious tourists exploring the famous Hollywood and Highland locale. Drink specials and karaoke nights are just a few of the draws for guests looking to grab a casual drink at this charming watering hole.
The Darkroom | West Hollywood
Whether you’re craving a drink or a late night bite, The Darkroom may be just what you need when bar hopping along Melrose Blvd. With an impressive food menu that’s open all day until 1am each night, your drink can be accompanied by a cheese board, chicken sandwich, or even a stone grilled pizza. The vintage photos that adorn the walls help set the mood along with an eclectic, alternative music playlist. This edgy spot is perfect for stopping by to take in lunch, a live band performance, or a game of darts when you’re searching for fun in West Hollywood.
Tiki No | North Hollywood
One of the handful of tiki bars in Los Angeles, Tiki No draws in North Hollywood patrons nightly to taste their tropical flavors. All the best classic tiki cocktails are available alongside original cocktails that put a spin on the style. Grab a seat in one of the festive cabana hut booths to enjoy happy hour specials and wait your turn for karaoke. The outdoor seating is perfect for people watching along the bustling Lankershim Blvd.
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