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Hotel Bar Hot Spots in Los Angeles

When traveling to the City of Angels, you’ll find that some of the best bars and lounges can be found in hotels throughout the city. Hotel bars can serve as the perfect destination to gather with friends for a casual drink or join a colleague for a business meeting. No matter your need, hotel bars serve as a great place to unwind after exploring the city. From luxurious rooftop lounges to bohemian chic cocktail bars, there’s a spot for every taste at these Los Angeles hotel hot spots.

Photo: JG Rooftop at Waldorf Astoria

 

The Highlight Room

One of the city’s most favored places for a rooftop day party, The Highlight Room at the top of The Dream Hotel in Hollywood brings together dining, poolside lounging, and dancing to make for a quality hotel bar. Enjoy an al fresco meal with beautiful views of the city during the day, or take a dip in the pool to cool off from the LA heat. By night, the venue brings in a clubgoing crowd with live DJs and bottle service both poolside and in the interior lounge.

 

Photo: The Highlight Room

Photo: The Highlight Room

The Rooftop by JG

Rise to the top of the Waldorf Beverly Hills to experience The Rooftop by JG, a garden escape on the 12th floor offering up sunny views of Beverly Hills. One of the largest rooftop bars in the area, you’ll have plenty of space to relax with a dining and cocktail menu to keep you enjoying the breezy setting. From brunch to dinner, The Rooftop by JG is a great destination to spend some time soaking up the sunshine during your stay at The Waldorf Astoria.

 

JG Rooftop at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Photo: JG Rooftop at Waldorf Astoria

JG Rooftop at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Photo: JG Rooftop at Waldorf Astoria

Harriets Rooftop

Lounge at this West Hollywood hot spot for a taste of old Hollywood built into a bustling rooftop bar. The laid back environment during the day makes for a perfect place to catch up with friends over bites, while the trendy nighttime feel makes Harriets the place to see and be seen. Situated atop the new 1 Hotel, Harriets unites cocktails and panoramic views to create a garden-like destination.

 

Photo: Harriet’s Rooftop

Harriets Rooftop 1 Hotel

Photo: Harriet’s Rooftop

Spire 73

The InterContinental Hotel plays host to the tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere–Spire 73. The impressive 73rd-floor height leaves nothing but impeccable views of Downtown Los Angeles while you toast drinks among the stars. Their cocktail menu and bar bites will keep you satisfied along with the blazing fire pit and glass enclosure creating a backdrop of sophistication.

 

Spire 73 Intercontinental

Photo: Spire 73 Intercontinental DTLA

Intercontinental DTLA

Photo: Intercontinental DTLA

The Bungalow Santa Monica

If you want a true beachfront experience, The Bungalow in Santa Monica is a must. Located at the Fairmont Hotel, the outdoor terrace includes design features like rustic tables, a fire pit, plenty of foliage, and a laid back game room to make you feel like you’re right at home. With signature cocktails, housemade sangria and a beer list, there’s a drink for everyone as you enjoy the view of the oceanside sunset.

 

Photo: The Bungalow Santa Monica

The Bungalow Santa Monica

Photo: The Bungalow Santa Monica

Spare Room

This old-timey cocktail bar and game lounge inside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel serves some of the best cocktails around the city. Two polished wood bowling lanes serve as the main attraction at the Spare Room, where visitors can lace up their cult couture bowling shoes and hit the pins while enjoying a tasty drink. If bowling isn’t quite your style, head into the game room and enjoy a relaxing game of mahjong or mancala.

 

Photo: The Spare Room

Photo: The Spare Room Hollywood

Ricks

Rick’s at the Hotel Figueroa is the slice of paradise that you’ve been waiting for. Taking design hints from buildings in the Spanish Riviera, you would never guess that you’re sitting just blocks away from the Staples Center. The newly renovated poolside sippery is known for their Cuban-style beers, frozen cocktails, and marvelous micheladas.

 

Photo: Rick’s at Hotel Figueroa

Photo: Rick’s at Hotel Figueroa

The Rooftop at the Standard DTLA

Take in the fresh night air on the Rooftop at the Standard DTLA. Breathtaking views of the city, tasty cocktails, and a great swimming pool make The Rooftop a must-see for locals and visitors alike. Their cocktails can be served in any form desired including frozen, muddled, spritz, or tiki. DJs come in on weekends to keep the party going all night long with guests surrounded by a larger-than-life view of the Downtown LA skyline.

 

Photo: The Standard DTLA

Photo: The Standard Hotel DTLA

Giannini Bar

When the NoMad Los Angeles branched out from their New York big brother, they had to make sure they kept up the stellar reputation the brand had gained in their home state. Set in the NoMad Los Angeles at the historic Giannini Place, the Giannini Bar boasts a highly trained team of mixologists who expertly craft every drink on their 40-drink menu. Along with an award-winning bar program, the Giannini Bar houses one of the moodiest and most tantalizing interiors in the city.

 

Photo: Giannini Bar NoMad Los Angeles

The Nomad Hotel Los Angeles

Photo: The Nomad Hotel Los Angeles

Broken Shaker

Broken Shaker is a little slice of Miami that flew over to the Freehand in Los Angeles. The rooftop hotel bar is a casual taste of South Beach with plush lounge chairs, large plants, and unique decor. The cocktails served at Broken Shaker are unique and inventive, and they also serve punch bowls along with a whole menu of snacks for you to enjoy.

 

Photo: Broken Shaker

Broken Shaker Los Angeles

Photo: Broken Shaker Los Angeles

Teddys Bar

This bar off the lobby of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is the definition of comfortable. Dim mood lighting, plush leather seating, and a lingering wood smell really does make the bar feel like a chic library or modern lodge that serves a seasonal menu of exceptional cocktails. You’ll have a great time sinking into the leather and enjoying live jazz performances each weekend.

 

Teddys Hollywood Roosevelt

Photo: Teddy’s Hollywood Roosevelt

Hollywood Roosevelt

Photo: Hollywood Roosevelt

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Top Party Destinations for a Cabo San Lucas Getaway

For many years, Cabo has served as a premier vacation destination for travelers all around the globe, and a large draw to the city is its variety of nightlife venues that each bring something fun and unique to the table. The city has earned a reputation as an energetic paradise filled with busy nightclubs that overlook the Pacific Ocean. If you’re looking to live it up in one of the best cities in the world, Cabo San Lucas will give you the trip of a lifetime at these nightlife hot spots.

Cabo San Lucas

Photo: Cabo San Lucas

 

Omnia

One of Cabo’s most buzzed about party experiences, Omina at Vidanta Los Cabos is a festive, outdoor dayclub with a sophisticated atmosphere. You’ll take in the sunshine with views of the Sea of Cortez surrounded by guests ready to party to the sounds of top, international DJs. The beachfront locale centers around a sparkling blue pool where you can cool off and enjoy a private cabana.

 

Omnia Dayclub Los Cabos

Photo: Omnia Dayclub Los Cabos

Omnia Los Cabos

Photo: Omnia Dayclub Los Cabos

The Rooftop at the Cape

You’ll have an unparalleled view at the top of The Thompson Cape Hotel where The Rooftop’s beautiful sunsets over the water give visitors a one-of-a-kind experience. The al fresco terrace and beer garden are adorned with comfortable, modern furnishings for you to sit back and relax as you enjoy a signature cocktail and listen to the waves of the ocean.

 

Photo: The Rooftop at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

\The Rooftop at The Cape Cabo

Photo: The Rooftop at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

Mandala

Mandala serves as one of the most exclusive and elegant nightclubs in the city. A rich Indian inspired interior design, a well-lit center dance floor and a full menu of VIP amenities have made Mandala a frequently visited spot by the celebrities and business elite that come to Cabo.

 

Mandala Nightclub Cabo

Photo: Mandala Nightclub Cabo San Lucas

Mandala Cabo San Lucas

Photo: Mandala Cabo San Lucas

Blue Marlin Ibiza at ME Hotel

The ME Cabo Resort plays host to Blue Marlin Ibiza, a lively poolside beach club fit for dining and cocktails as you party all day in the Cabo sunshine. The beachfront space has a breezy ambiance for lounging, but becomes a hot spot when top DJs liven up the space with music’s best hits. The space also evolves into an attractive, nightlife destination after dark bringing the perfect environment for dancing under the stars.

 

Blue Marlin Ibiza ME Cabo

Photo: Blue Marlin Ibiza ME Hotel Cabo

Blue Marlin Ibiza ME Hotel Cabo

Photo: Blue Marlin Ibiza at the ME Hotel Cabo

Nowhere Bar

Start your night off by grabbing a drink at The Nowhere Bar, a destination known as a local favorite due to its welcoming environment. Drinking and dancing are necessities at this casual destination fit for toasting glasses with your closest friends to kickstart your evening of celebration.

 

Nowhere Bar Cabo

Photo: Nowhere Bar Cabo

Nowhere Bar Cabo

Photo: Nowhere Bar Cabo

El Squid Roe

A Cabo veteran, El Squid Roe is one of the longest running bars that still operate on the main avenue, and as such it is popular with locals and visitors alike. Live music, tasty drinks, and two stories of nightlife activities have made El Squid Roe a necessity for anybody looking for a lively night out in Cabo.

 

El Squid Roe Cabo

Photo: El Squid Roe Cabo

El Squid Roe Cabo

Photo: El Squid Roe Cabo

Space Supperclub

This new Cabo hotspot is sure to be a power player on the scene as a restaurant, bar and supperclub destination for locals and visitors to party the night away. There is sure to be something for everyone with tasty drinks and delicious bites drawing in guests to revel in the trendy, nightlife atmosphere. You can also look forward to a champagne brunch day party each Sunday to sip while you dine and celebrate the excitement of Cabo.

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Space Supperclub Cabo

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Enjoy a Summer Sunset at The Bungalow Santa Monica’s Night Market

The Bungalow is known to Santa Monica citizens as one of the most populated bars on the Westside. Its brand built on surf culture, Baja California and a quality sunset over the Pacific leads locals and visitors alike to keep coming back to the inviting venue attached to the Fairmont Hotel. With summer just around the corner, The Bungalow has a new draw with the launch of their Night Market—a weekly event featuring a selection of LA’s best food trucks. Learn more about The Bungalow’s plans for a bustling, beachside summer event.

The Bungalow Santa Monica Night Market

Photo: Zocha Group

 

Night Market Launches May 16th

For those looking to get their weekend started early, Thursday nights at The Bungalow are the place to be with their Night Market launching on May 16th and running through fall. The free KCRW-sponsored event will stake its claim on what is currently the Bungalow’s parking lot, which normally houses valet cars along with a line of people that snakes through the space on weekends. The unstoppable Bungalow crowds are sure to appreciate a new reason to stop by and take advantage of an additional space to hang out along the iconic Ocean Boulevard.

 

 

The Bungalow Santa Monica Night Market

Photo: The Bungalow Santa Monica Night Market

Street Eats & Casual Bites

Running each week from 5-10pm, the Night Market will take on a different tone than the bar to attract foodies of all ages craving street eats and families searching for a fun summer activity. Picnic tables will be set up throughout as guests can try different tastes from some of the best food trucks in the city. Buzzed about Mexican food favorite Tacos 1986 will be a part of the menu along with popular vegan food truck ManEatingPlant. Opening night will include a special acoustic performance by Grammy Award-winning singer Macy Gray, with further live music performances expected to be announced in the future. DJs from KCRW’s schedule will also be playing hits as guests enjoy casual bites in front of an LA sunset.

 

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Photo: Tacos 1986

Brent Bolthouse & The Bungalow

Bungalow visionary Brent Bolthouse joined designers Studio Collective to open up the now iconic indoor-outdoor space in the summer of 2012. Since then, the beloved brand has expanded to include another location in Huntington Beach with additional venues in La Jolla and Long Beach scheduled to open by the end of the year. Guests flock to both of the current locations to take in the quintessentially Californian vibe while sipping drinks in a welcoming, beachy environment.

Bolthouse is also known for creating exciting events and is recently coming off the heels of the success of the annual Neon Carnival Coachella after party. The 2019 event included an encore with a second round of festivities occurring after Goldenvoice’s other desert festival, Stagecoach. Bolthouse plans to make Night Market a staple in the Santa Monica summer scene alongside the first ever Santa Monica LGBT Pride festival arriving in June and the return of the Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concerts in August.

 

Photo: Brent Bolthouse and Alessandra Ambrosio at Neon Carnival – by Just Jared

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The all ages Bungalow Night Market is free and open to the public each Thursday evening from 5-10pm beginning on May 16th, 2019, and will last through the end of the summer.

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Photo: The Bungalow Santa Monica

Photo: The Bungalow Santa Monica

The Bungalow Santa Monica

Photo: The Bungalow Santa Monica

Photo: The Bungalow Santa Monica

 

How to Spend a 21st Birthday in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known to be a hot destination for anyone celebrating a big life event, including the rite-of-passage of a 21st birthday. With the newfound ability to order a drink on your own, the possibilities are endless for how to spend your time in a city known for its world-renowned reputation of revelry. Narrow down your options with a rundown of how to take your Vegas birthday adventure to the next level.

Photo: Zocha Group

 

Hotels

Your choice of hotel will make all the difference in the world, so why not splurge on your once-in-a-lifetime 21st birthday adventure? The Cosmopolitan is known for its sleek and sexy atmosphere that will have you feeling sophisticated during your entrance into adulthood. The Wynn and Encore towers will also give a luxurious feel to your stay with a classic style and beautiful views. The extravagant Venetian Resort will also put a lavish touch on your stay with spacious suites and opulent Italian decor. For a great stay just off the strip, the newly renovated Palms will have you feeling like a rockstar with a chic, contemporary design and one-of-a-kind specialty suites.

 

Photo: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: Venetian Las Vegas

Photo: Palms Casino Resort Sky Villas

Activities

Once you step foot onto the Las Vegas Strip, you’ll feel the energy of the city with people from all over the world thrill seeking in the lively, neon setting. You’re sure to get your heart-rate pumping on your 21st birthday by taking a few laps around the track driving a luxury sports car at Exotics Racing. If seeing the city from great heights is more your style, take a helicopter tour of the Vegas Strip for unparalleled views of the night’s sparkling lights. You’ll also get an adrenaline-filled view from the top of the Stratosphere–the tallest observation tower in the country that also includes multiple thrill rides that dangle you over the bustling city below.

 

Photo: Helicopter Tour

Photo: Stratosphere Insanity

Photo: Exotics Racing

Dining

Make the most of your Vegas 21st birthday trip by indulging in some of the world’s finest cuisine featured up and down the Strip. The SLS Hotel is home to Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, an imaginative culinary experience that is known to put an innovative twist on traditional Spanish dishes. Enjoy dinner at Catch at Aria for a trendy, eye-catching destination with an Asian-influenced menu. You won’t go wrong at Spago by Wolfgang Puck, where the celebrity chef has created a menu of mouth-watering American cuisine at The Bellagio. Hakkasan isn’t just a nightclub, but also a luxurious restaurant with a Cantonese-inspired menu that makes for an unforgettable dining experience in a stylish atmosphere.

 

Photo: Catch Vegas

Photo: Spago Vegas

Photo: Bazaar Meat

Dayclubs

One of the best parts of Las Vegas weather is being able to take advantage of it through attending sun-filled day parties where you can celebrate your 21st birthday poolside [link to Best Pools Blog] while hearing your favorite artists. Encore Beach Club at the Wynn is a known favorite where DJs like The Chainsmokers, Diplo and Kygo show off their talents to energized crowds. Head to a Drai’s pool party atop the Cromwell Hotel where hip hop’s finest, including Snoop Dogg, Migos and Future, are known to take the stage. Wet Republic is a go-to for fans of EDM DJs like Steve Aoki, Tiesto and Zedd while at Daylight at Mandalay Bay you’ll find Morgan Page, Rick Ross and Duke Dumont. The new Kaos Dayclub at the Palms Hotel is also a hot destination boasting residencies for Marshmello, Eric Prydz and Kaskade.

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Photo: KAOS Dayclub

Photo: Encore Beach Club

Photo: Wet Republic

Shows

A city made for entertainment wouldn’t be complete without a lineup of shows and music acts to dazzle you during your 21st birthday experience. Lovers of pop music will have plenty of talented stars to choose from with Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani and Janet Jackson all putting on regular performances in the city throughout the year. You’ll also find bands like Lady Antebellum, Aerosmith and Def Leppard taking their place on stage at hotels along the Strip. You can also take in one of the awe-inspiring Cirque du Soleil shows like O Show or Zumanity, or see Absinthe for a vintage circus and cabaret experience.

 

Photo: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith / NILS MEILVANG/AFP/Getty Images

Photo: “O” show by Cirque du Soleil

Photo: Lady Gaga / LA Times

Nightclubs

It wouldn’t be a 21st birthday in Vegas without taking advantage of the overabundance of nightclubs along the iconic Strip. One of the newest and most buzzed about destinations is Kaos, which brings stars like Cardi B, G-Eazy and Deadmau5 to the stage regularly. You’ll be feeling the energy at XS with performers like Drake, Alesso and Marshmello entertaining crowds in the indoor-outdoor space. You’ll also get a unique experience at Encore Night Swimone of the few nighttime pool parties on the Strip, featuring acts like Anna Lunoe, Disclosure, Galantis and Rufus Du Sol. The Wynn’s other nightclub, Intrigue, will have you dancing to RL Grime, Diplo and Dillon Francis while Marquee at The Cosmopolitan puts on shows from dance music legends like Benny Benassi and Fedde Le Grand. Aria is home to Jewel nightclub, which features EDM and hip hop acts like Tyga, Nicky Romero and Party Favor.

 

Photo: XS Las Vegas

Photo: Cardi B / KAOS Nightclub

Photo: Marquee Vegas

Bars & Lounges

If you’re narrowing down a place to buy your first drink and kick off your 21st birthday night, the best way to go is to stop into one of Vegas’ hottest lounges for an enhanced pre-party experience. Start your night off at Hyde in the Bellagio with bites and drinks on their terrace overlooking the iconic Bellagio fountain. Head to the Waldorf Astoria to enjoy the sleek SkyBar for signature cocktails and an unparalleled floor-to-ceiling view from the 23rd floor. You’ll also enjoy the view at the elegant Chandelier lounge in The Cosmopolitan, with three levels to take in the sparkling crystal decor. For a vintage-inspired hideaway, The MGM’s new On the Record speakeasy experience is a unique destination with an impressive record store theme.

 

Photo: Hyde Bellagio

Photo: The Chandelier Bar

Photo: Skybar at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

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Photo: The Palms Las Vegas – Kingpin Suite

Photo: On The Record

Photo: Hakkasan Vegas

Photo: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: Las Vegas – Zocha Group

 

How to Spend a 21st Birthday in LA

21st birthdays are a rite of passage for young people ready to explore the variety of fun venues Los Angeles has to offer. With such an exciting celebration to plan, narrowing down the right places to go can be difficult when checking out venues beforehand may not be an option. Coming up with a creative 21st birthday idea for yourself or your loved one can make all the difference in kicking off the year to a lively start.

Photo: Zocha Group – Los Angeles

 

Hotels

Your hotel choice will be the cherry on top of your 21st birthday weekend when you book a destination fit for rest and relaxation. The Mondrian is centrally located on Sunset Strip and has an iconic pool with infinite views of the city. The trendy W Hotel is a bustling Hollywood Boulevard hotspot that places you right in the center of the action. If you stay at The London West Hollywood, you’ll be in the lap of luxury with the hotel’s glamorous feel and beautiful views. The elegant design of the Kimpton La Peer hotel makes for a photo-worthy experience and has a prime location right off of the iconic Melrose Boulevard. The stylish Dream Hollywood is also a coveted destination due its location and variety of sister nightlife properties right next door.

 

Photo: Dream Hollywood

Photo: Kimpton La Peer

Photo: The London West Hollywood

Activities

A newfound taste for wine is sure to develop after a 21st birthday visit to the Tasting Room at Malibu Wines. The rustic destination will let you and your group try out their variety of selections along with enjoying live music and events on the weekend. For a more adrenaline-fueled birthday event, Exotics Racing lets you experience some of the fastest cars on the planet at their private speedway. Sit in with a professional driver during a drifting thrill ride or take the wheel yourself for a high-octane escape. If laid back fun is more of your b-day style, book a lane at the trendy Highland Park Bowl for beers with friends, or reserve a karaoke room with bottle service at the speakeasy destination Break Room 86. Video game fans will have a blast at Button Mash, a “barcade” with a variety of vintage arcade games along with an extensive beer selection. Take your birthday to new heights with a helicopter tour of Los Angeles that will give you a bird’s eye view of the City of Angels.

 

Photo: Highland Park Bowl

Photo: Break Room 86 – Karaoke Room

Photo: Exotics Racing

Dining

A chic 21st birthday dinner can create the best memories and in Los Angeles, you can choose from any of the thriving selection of hot spots to make the moment special. Dine at Catch for a beautiful rooftop location with a stylish crowd to match. For an intimate hideaway, reserve a table at Delilah in their vintage-inspired setting fit with burlesque dancers and the occasional live jazz performance. If the West side is more your speed, head to rooftop spot Elephante to take in the sunset while enjoying the Californian and Southern Italian menu of delicious eats. Tao is one of the city’s most trendy dining destinations with an expansive layout and Asian-inspired dishes that attract an A-list clientele to its Hollywood location. After a weekend of partying, check out Gracias Madre for brunch to indulge in their plant-based menu that satisfies vegans and meat lovers alike.

 

Photo: Catch LA

Photo: Elephante Santa Monica

Photo: TAO Los Angeles

Day Partying

Sometimes celebrating during the day is the answer, and LA’s unbeatable weather will ensure a perfect 21st birthday atmosphere. Head to EP & LP and book Frankie’s Private Bar to ring in the day with all your closest friends, or lounge at their open seating patio for a casual toast under the sun. Santa Monica’s neighborhood favorite The Bungalow is a great destination for a birthday with plenty of tables to reserve for your special day. The colorful Hollywood rooftop spot Mama Shelter also makes for an Instagram-worthy celebration, or book a poolside room at The Roosevelt Hotel to have a prime location at their weekend pool parties without even leaving your hotel room. You can also rise to the top of the Dream Hotel to visit The Highlight Room, a rooftop destination perfect for taking in some poolside sunshine while dancing to tunes from a live DJ.

 

Photo: The Bungalow Santa Monica

Photo: EP & LP

Photo: The Highlight Room

Nightclubs

The best part of any 21st birthday is showing your newly legal ID at the hottest nightclubs in town. Warwick is a go to for a birthday bash with their large space and extravagant décor creating the perfect backdrop to your night. Try out Avenue and experience their modern indoor space connected to a vibrant atrium garden. One of the most exclusive spots in the city is the A-list favorite Poppy, boasting DJs and world-renowned musical performances in the whimsical setting. The newly revitalized nightclub Bootsy Bellows has an elegant, Palm Springs-inspired look for you to party the night away in style. Music lovers will appreciate the vibe at The Peppermint Club, known for its live performances and energetic weekend atmosphere.

 

Photo: Warwick Hollywood

Photo: Bootsy Bellows

Photo: Poppy LA

Bars & Speakeasies

Gathering with friends at a bar is a great way to have a 21st birthday with a little something for everyone. The most recent Houston Hospitality venue Madame Siam will have you dancing the night away in their energetic circus-themed space. Silver Lake’s Tenants of the Trees is also a prime option for laid back dancing with their hip hop room and main room blasting a mix of throwback selections. For those who prefer games over a dance floor, Casey’s Irish Pub lets you try their Irish whiskey and beer selections while practicing your skills in skee ball, ping pong, pool and plenty more. You’ll love the tiki theme at Lono, a spacious bar on Hollywood Boulevard known for its tropical drinks and vibrant crowd. If you’re in Downtown LA, Clifton’s is a historic bar with five separate levels of dancing and drinking along with a speakeasy hidden behind a secret door. Karaoke fans will love Tramp Stamp Granny’s, a chic, Hollywood piano bar where a live pianist leads the crowd in singing top hits for a one-of-a-kind experience.

 

Photo: Madame Siam

Photo: Lono Hollywood

Photo: Tenants of the Trees

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Photo: Malibu Wines – See Shop Eat Do

Photo: Highland Park Bowl

Photo: Catch LA

Photo: Warwick LA

Photo: Madame Siam

Photo: Avenue LA

Photo: Casey’s Irish Pub

 

Taste the Perfect Brew at the Best Breweries in LA

Craft beer breweries, as well as home breweries and microbreweries, have gained immense popularity in the last few decades and have turned the once-small community into a $26M per year industry. At the heart of all the commotion is Los Angeles, a city where craft beer is appreciated almost as much as its beaches and sunshine. In the spirit of celebrating National Beer Day on April 7th, consider stopping by to visit some of the best breweries and taprooms all around the city.

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Arts District Brewing Co.

Arts District Brewing Co. is changing the landscape of the Downtown Los Angeles drinking community. An exposed industrial chic interior and large community spaces make it the perfect spot to host events, or just stop in for a drink. If you’re feeling peckish, they also offer a chef-driven pub menu that pairs well with any of their craft brews.

 

Photo: Arts District Brewing Company

The Stalking Horse Brewery and Freehouse

This European-style brewhouse and pub may look edgy with its black walls and dark leather barstools, but don’t let the look fool you. The Stalking Horse is a pleasant and exciting place to grab a drink with some friends, or order from their vegan-friendly bar menu. A future-forward drink program puts a unique spin on classic cocktails, and their craft beer selection is second to none.

 

Photo: The Stalking Horse

Highland Park Brewery

The award-winning beer crafters from northeast Los Angeles have a new location on the edge of Chinatown that offers even more space for brewing and mingling. You can enjoy excellent beer made inhouse and exceptional bites out of their full kitchen. The team will often bring in guest chefs and beer crafters to show off their work in this Highland Park destination.

 

Photo: Highland Park Brewery

Boomtown Brewery

Within the heart of the Arts District lies Boomtown Brewery, a space with an onsite taproom where the masses can come and relax with a crisp craft beer. Wooden communal tables, an extra large bar, and shuffleboard tables do a great job of creating a feeling of community within the warehouse brewery.

 

Photo: Boomtown Brewery

Mikkeller Bar

The internationally-renowned beer brewing experts of Mikkeller opened their first Los Angeles location on the edge of South Park back in 2017, and have been changing the game ever since. Their massive and beautiful space serves as a place where beer novices and aficionados alike can come together and enjoy marvelous flavors. They also offer a full menu with a large selection of smoked meats made in-house.

 

Photo: Mikkeller Bar

Dry River Brewing

Dry River Brewing, situated on the edge of Downtown LA, has a mission of focusing on community development through introducing exceptional craft beers to the neighborhood. Their taproom is an eclectic space that utilizes a large number of reclaimed and recycled elements to create a cozy and warm interior feel. They offer an ever-changing menu of around 10 drafts that are sure to impress even the most experienced beer connoisseur.

 

Photo: Dry River Brewing

Sunset Beer Company

Reminiscent of a study or a library, this dimly lit brewhouse and bottle shop has trinkets to distract for hours. Along with a small but well-crafted tap lineup, they also serve as a premier provider of hard-to-come-by bottles and cans from all throughout history. The Sunset Beer Company is charming and magical enough to keep you entertained all evening.

 

Photo: Sunset Beer Company

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Sip and Savor at LA’s Best Wine Bars

Good wine can be easy to find, but enjoying an exceptional wine can be an unforgettable experience. With plenty of wine lovers in the Los Angeles area, the number of wine-dedicated establishments has risen to accommodate the ever-growing hobby. Whether you’re stopping in for happy hour or getting cozy during date night, there are a number of places you can visit to get unique and rare wines that will please your palate. If you’re a love of a great white or tasty red, check out these cool wine bars in Los Angeles.

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Heritage Fine Wines

Placed in a prime Beverly Hills location, one might think Heritage Fine Wines would be a place only limited to wine professionals or knowledgeable connoisseurs, but that’s simply not true. Heritage Fine Wines does an incredible job of making all their guests feel welcomed with a staff that’s always happy to give you a few wine tips if you need it.

 

Photo: Heritage

Photo: Heritage / Time Out

A.O.C.

A.O.C. in Beverly Hills is owned by duo Caroline Styne, a top LA sommelier and James Beard Restaurateur of the Year, and Suzanne Goin, a 3-time James Beard Award-winning chef. A.O.C. quickly gained industry recognition for their delectable food and rich wine pairings.

 

Photo: A.O.C.

Photo: A.O.C.

Bacari West Adams

This unique, Downtown wine bar has gained famed for its creativity and innovation. A rebranding of the former Bacaro LA, their wine list consists of small-batch labels and oddball flavors from all over the world, but namely from the budding winery markets in Slovenia and Morocco.

 

Photo: Bacari LA / Time Out

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Bar Bandini

A dimly lit, moody interior and friendly service are just a few of the reasons this Echo Park locale is a neighborhood favorite. The wine list focuses on California natural wines made with little to no intervention, making for a fresh sip paired with Bandini’s small bites.

 

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Bar Covell

Bar Covell in East Hollywood is the quintessential Los Angeles wine bar. Started by Dustin Lancaster and Matthew Kaner, this homey and welcoming wine bar boasts a selection of over 150 labels from 24 countries. Come in for a visit and the bartender will recommend some selections to pair with their delicious small plates.

 

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Marvin

Stop into Marvin for Sunday brunch in West Hollywood, and after a couple bottomless mimosas, you might forget you’re not actually in a French bistro. Between the vast wine selection, the menu and the decor, this go-to destination is about as close to a French wine house as you can get in Los Angeles.

 

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Photo: Marvin

South End

South End in Venice serves up one of the best combinations you can think of: fine wines and delicious pizzas. Their variety of unique labels and taste profiles ensures that no matter what kind of pizza you’d like to order, there is a perfect wine pairing just for you.

 

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Vertical Wine Bistro

A quaint wine bar in Old Town Pasadena, Vertical Wine Bistro offers over 650 different wines by the bottle, and over 70 by glass. With such an extensive list, it’ll be a challenge to settle on just one bottle. Taste a few favorites by ordering one of their wine flights to try out a variety of flavors.

 

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Experience Austin at the Best Bars and Lounges in the City

Austin is a city drenched with history and culture and is home to great events such as SXSW, an internationally-acclaimed music and film festival. The city also boasts an incredibly diverse nightlife scene that is always changing and adapting to new trends. Whether you’re looking for a quiet lounge for relaxing after a day of sightseeing, or a lively neighborhood hotspot, there is sure to be something out there for everyone. Check out some of these hotspots to experience the best bars and lounges during your next trip to Austin.

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The Driskill Bar

On the corner of 6th and Brazos Street is where you’ll find the historic and distinguished Driskill Bar. Housed beside two other top-tier eateries and lounges inside the Driskill Hotel, the Driskill Bar swells inspiration and whimsy with their elegant aesthetic that has plenty of nooks and crannies to explore along with history-inspired drinks.

 

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The Roosevelt Room

The Roosevelt Room’s wide-ranging menu of cocktails will have you feeling excited by the opportunity to try their variety of options. With drinks inspired by different periods of history and a comfortable industrial chic interior, The Roosevelt Room is the perfect place to unwind after a day of enjoying all that Austin has to offer.

 

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The Townsend

Built in 1875, the Thompson-Townsend building where this darkly elegant bar is housed has been a cornerstone of Austin’s historic foundation. The Townsend takes advantage of this rich history and applies aspects of it all over their interior, creating a unique aesthetic that is sure to enthrall anyone interested in the city’s culture.

 

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Nickel City

Formerly the Longbranch Inn, this iconic and vivacious cocktail lounge offers everything you could ever want during a night out in Austin. Refreshing drinks, friendly service, and even a Detroit-inspired food truck out back are all things you’ll find yourself loving at Nickel City.

 

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Garage

This hidden gem of Austin is tucked away in an out-of-commission parking garage on Colorado Street. A raw concrete interior lit only by candles and the light coming from a central, circular bar creates an alluring mix of fantasy and realism. The signature drinks at the Garage are modern takes on classic cocktails that are sure to have you refreshed and satisfied.

 

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Half Step

Found in a renovated house on Rainey Street, Half Step is truly set apart from its competition with a creative and unique interior and an upper-echelon bar staff. Founder Chris Bostick used his years of experience in the beverage industry to create a tremendous nightlife experience for all who enter.

 

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Small Victory

The name of this cozy drinking den is actually quite the opposite of what it actually is, which is a massive win. Small Victory is a home run with a sprawling social area, quirky and eccentric cocktails, and a speakeasy-inspired interior. Despite the bar’s acclaim, you will still feel as if you’re drinking in an underground, secret pub.

 

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The Benefits of SevenRooms Technology in Hospitality

With an ever-evolving market of technology being integrated into hospitality, some companies rise to the forefront by offering innovative services to improve the operational flow of businesses. Customer relations management systems like SevenRooms help brands to connect with their guests through providing insight into their needs. SevenRooms has made an impact in a number of hotels, restaurants and hospitality venues across the world, and continues to provide services that help businesses take their brands to the next level.

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For venues looking to make an impression on their guests, advancements in technology have ushered in a new era where businesses rely on tech to support their success. Owners now have to consider how these new innovations are integrated into customer expectations, and how these tools can be used to enhance the guest experience. SevenRooms aims to provide these solutions through empowering businesses to be able to connect with their guests and build personalized relationships. Making guests feel right at home is their primary goal, building their company around taking hospitality to a new level fit for the 21st Century.

 

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Services

The variety of solutions SevenRooms is able to provide makes for a one-stop-shop for owners aiming to improve their guests’ experience before, during and after arriving at their venue. Making a reservation has never been easier as both web and mobile applications assist guests in planning their visit to a venue. Guest profiles help both the customer and the venue through managing covers in an organized way, beginning before they even walk through the door. During their visit, guests’ profiles are updated with relevant information to build a database for owners to draw from in customizing future visits. SevenRooms is also able to offer reservation upgrades and additional experiences, along with event management systems that help organize processes to generate more revenue for businesses. Marketing campaigns can also be tracked to make targeting relevant guests a simple task.

 

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Hospitality Spaces

There are a number of environments where SevenRooms can be integrated to streamline operational processes and improve guest relations. Restaurants see improvements through utilizing reservation features that build customer profiles and create ease within in-house seating. In the world of hotels, staying organized with the thousands of guests staying at the venue each year becomes an essential priority. With SevenRooms, guest information can be synced across properties to create a seamless experience no matter where they stay. Successful marketing campaigns created through the system make for loyal guests as they see the perks of repeating visits across properties. Nightlife venues also benefit from using SevenRooms through keeping track of the bevy of patrons that often slip through the cracks. Guestlist management, promoter tracking tools and check-in systems all contribute to a successful night of service. Live spend tracking lets owners see which of their guests are big supporters of the brand, and information kept in guest profiles contributes to helpug them feel like a welcomed regular. Other entertainment spaces like sporting and entertainment venues, membership clubs and the like have also seen benefits from SevenRooms’ organizational support.

 

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10 of the Best Bars to Stay Warm in Los Angeles

While LA may be known for its sunny days, winter time can get chilly enough to make you want to curl up by an open fire. Leaving the house may take some convincing, but once you’re out you’ll find that there are plenty of others looking to have a good time in spite of the cold. Don’t let the brisk weather stop you from going out and getting warm with a cocktail in the city’s coziest bars and lounges.

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The Wellesbourne

This 19th Century England-style hideaway will be just what you need for a winter night out. Warm up by the fire in the charming atmosphere that will transport you to the study of a Shakespearean village.

 

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Cliftons

This monolithic, four-level destination is an LA landmark with its forest-themed space standing the test of time since opening in 1931. You’ll have plenty of space to warm up through grabbing a drink at the bar or dancing with friends on the upper level to their jazzy, vintage live music.

 

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The Lincoln

Sit back and relax at this West Side hot spot perfect for cozying up on a breezy day. The welcoming vibe lets guests mix and mingle with patrons while they sip from a variety of beers and cocktails. The atrium seating will also give you the best of both worlds by keeping in the heat alongside an outdoor feel.

 

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Sassafras

You’ll be transported right to 1930s New Orleans when you enter this Hollywood go-to neighborhood bar. Have a fireside chat with friends while sipping from their menu of signature drinks. Come by to witness the burlesque dancing on weekends for a surefire way to steam things up.

 

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Melrose Umbrella Company

The prohibition-era style of this Melrose Avenue staple gives a cozy, vintage feel whether you stop by during the day for coffee or at night for cocktails. The space fills up with patrons ready for a good time bringing warmth to the environment in more ways than one.

 

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Library Bar

Head to Downtown Los Angeles to experience Library Bar’s inviting lounge atmosphere. There are plenty of books lining the walls for you to take in a story or two along with a menu filled with delicious drinks.

 

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Gold Line

Music lovers will enjoy a taste of this Highland Park locale that caters its surroundings to a quality playlist. The cozy space is filled with vintage records along with a disco ball as a finishing touch to the intimate space.

 

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The Roger Room

Duck into this classic spot in Beverly Grove to sip cocktails in a fun, warm environment. Whether it’s for date night or gathering with friends, you’ll be able to connect with those you love at this sophisticated space decorated with vintage circus visuals.

 

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Bigfoot West

You may feel like you’re in a log cabin up in the mountains at this woodsy location in West LA. Named after the mythical monster, you’ll be able to escape to find shelter and a quality drink while mixing and mingling with the locals at this charming destination.

 

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The Old Chalet

Duck into this bar on the East Side for a boozy escape into a wintery ski lodge ambiance. You’ll stay entertained at this neighborhood spot with foosball, darts and a fireplace that’s sure to keep you toasty. Grab a group of friends and try their shot-skis to start the night off right.

 

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