The best bars in LA

From dive bars to hotel bars and cocktail bars to wine bars, here's your guide to drinking at the best bars in Los Angeles

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Best bars in Los Angeles: High Rooftop Lounge at the Hotel Erwin

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Best bars in Los Angeles: Perch

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Best bars in Los Angeles: the Colonial Wine Bar

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Best bars in Los Angeles: Le Catacomber at Pour Vous

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Best bars in Los Angles: Pour Vous

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Bar Covell

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Bar Covell

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Tiki-Ti

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Best bars in Los Angeles: Seriously Dangerous at Library Bar at the Roosevelt Hollywood

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Best bars in Los Angeles: Shorebar

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Best bars in Los Angeles: Blind Barber

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Best bars in Los Angeles: Culver Hotel

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Best bars in Los Angeles: the Club Bar at Peninsula Beverly Hills

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Best bars in Los Angeles: Skybar at Mondrian Hotel

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Best bars in Los Angeles: Thompson Beverly Hills

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Best bars in Los Angeles: Standard Downtown

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Best bars in Los Angeles: Shutters on the Beach

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Best bars in Los Angeles: the Golden Gopher

Whether you want a PBR at an Eastside dive bar, seek an expertly-made Old Fashioned at a swank cocktail bar or crave drinks with a view, we've tippled and quaffed at the city's watering holes to give you the best bars in Los Angeles.

Best bars in Los Angeles

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Best cocktail bars

Check out LA's best cocktail bars, from Santa Monica's beachside, seasonal libations to Downtown's godfather of the cocktail bar scene.

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Best dive bars

Whether its PBRs on draft in a Santa Monica pub or a Hollywood bar with tiki kitsch, here are LA's best dive bars.

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Best whiskey bars

The city's top selection of bourbon, Scotch and whiskeys from around the globe can be found at these top ten spots.

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Best wine bars

Check out our picks of Los Angeles' best wine bars and what to drink from red to white for newbies and winos.

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Best beer bars

From biergartens to brew-pubs, here are LA's best beer bars for local and international craft brews.

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Best singles bars

Here are the best places to pickup other lonely hearts looking for their next hook up.

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Best tiki bars

We hulaed our way through every legit tiki bar in LA.

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Best sports bars

Join LA's most die-hard fans at the best sports bars in the city.

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Best hotel bars

Pull up a seat at LA's best hotel bars where locals and visitors can enjoy the city's classiest cocktails.

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Best Irish pubs

A great Irish pub in LA means quality music, a friendly crowd and—of course—that perfect pint to sip at the bar.

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Best karaoke bars

We've narrowed down it down to a list of the top ten karaoke bars for public caterwauling.

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Best rooftop bars

Check out LA's best bars with a view, from Venice's beachside sunsets to rooftop bars with city views over the Strip.

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Best biergartens

Get out your lederhosen and fete like a German with a pint of beer and Bavarian eats at LA's best biergartens.

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