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LA lounges and bars: Where to drink in Los Angeles

From Irish bars and cocktail lounges to rooftop bars and beachside dives, your where-to-drink guide to LA lounges and bars.

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
LA lounges and bars: Thirsty Crow

From craft brews in Los Feliz to hand-crafted whiskey cocktails in Silver Lake, LA's lounges and bars are as varied as its neighborhoods. Navigate the city's bar scene with your cheat sheet of where to drink now. Bottoms up!

LA bar reviews


Critics' pick

At Augustine, you'll find some of the rarest bottles of wine in the entire city.

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Sherman Oaks

Ashland Hill

Generous pours, unabashed comfort food and a block from the beach. We're in.

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Santa Monica

Idle Hour

Critics' pick

At Idle Hour, nostalgia is infused with a hint of the unexpected.

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North Hollywood

The Normandie Club

Critics' pick

This dark and sexy saloon fits right in with Koreatown’s budding cocktail renaissance.

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Now Boarding

Critics' pick

Please return to your full and upright drinking position.

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West Hollywood
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