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Your guide to bars and drinking in Los Angeles, including bar reviews, new bar openings, sports bars, wine bars, and LA's best bartenders and cocktails

A hidden speakeasy just opened on Melrose
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A hidden speakeasy just opened on Melrose

Here's how to get in.

10 mocktails to try during Dry January
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10 mocktails to try during Dry January

With drinks this refreshing, who needs alcohol? 

Hi-Lo Liquor Market is a champion for California-made booze
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Hi-Lo Liquor Market is a champion for California-made booze

And it just opened in Culver City!

Bar review: Pacific Seas
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Bar review: Pacific Seas

Downtown’s newest tiki bar is a Polynesian dream.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars

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Pacific Seas
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Pacific Seas

Downtown’s newest tiki bar is a Polynesian dream.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
accomplice
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accomplice

Toasted sesame and green tea julep, anyone? 

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Tribute
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Tribute

Tribute is turning Sherman Oaks into a drinking destination. 

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • 3 out of 5 stars
Tabula Rasa Bar
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Tabula Rasa Bar

Cozy, friendly and unpretentious, Tabula Rasa is the neighborhood wine bar that Thai Town’s been missing.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The best North Hollywood bars
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The best North Hollywood bars

Tiki bars and dives are aplenty in this Valley hood.

The best beer gardens in L.A.
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The best beer gardens in L.A.

Raise your glass to the best beer gardens in the city.

The best bars in Beverly Hills
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The best bars in Beverly Hills

Welcome to the 90210! Now drink up.

The best Los Feliz bars
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The best Los Feliz bars

Cheers to you, Los Feliz.

Craving a beer and a shot?
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Craving a beer and a shot?

Here are six bars where you can find a classic boilermaker.

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Cocktails in L.A.
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Craft beer in L.A.

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LA Beer Hop
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LA Beer Hop

L.A.'s craft beer scene has grown exponentially in the past few years, leaving beer fiends to wonder not if there's a brewery they want to check out, but when and how many. That's where LA Beer Hop comes in. Started by husband and wife Hal and Cindy Mooney, Beer Hop offers brewery tours on the weekends, offering tours that focus on different L.A. neighborhoods. Tours last for 4-5 hours and are led by a knowledge Beer Hop guide, driving each group to three breweries while providing fantastic information along the way. No two tours are alike: on a South Bay excursion, you may be taken to Monkish, Three Weavers and Phantom Carriage one weekend, and King Harbor, The Dudes and Absolution Brewing on another. East/Central LA tours traverse the city from Mumford to MacLeod to Eagle Rock Brewery. And at $69, the tours are a steal—not only do you have a built-in designated driver, but each brewery includes a sizeable flight, letting you try a wide variety and leaving you thoroughly tipsy (at the bare minimum). The Beer Hop bus arranges for pick-up at metro stops to ensure as little driving on your part as possible. And your fellow tour members? Well, that can all depend, but after a flight or two we're sure you'll all be singing together on the bus in no time.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
L & E Oyster Bar five-year anniversary
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L & E Oyster Bar five-year anniversary

In honor of their five-year anniversary, L & E Oyster Bar will be offering week-long specials that you will not want to miss. Enjoy free paella at the restaurant on Sunday, January 22 and free oysters on Monday, January 23. Each day (January 23-27), Chef Spencer Bezaire's favorite specials from the last five years will be featured on the dinner menu starting from 6pm. Start your night off at this Silver Lake eatery with these complimentary items, then stay for a delicious meal that will make you wish it was their anniversary all the time.

Free Chili Day at Philippe's
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Free Chili Day at Philippe's

Iconic Chinatown mainstay, Philippe the Original, knows how tough this L.A. winter can be and is giving out free chili to warm you up. With the purchase of a sandwich, the first 500 customers will receive a voucher for a free cup of their signature chili with any toppings (shredded cheddar, beans and onions). The chili comes courtesy of Dolores Chili, which has been sold exclusively at Philippe's since the 1970s.

Five-course wine dinner at Officine Brera
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Five-course wine dinner at Officine Brera

Northern Italian cuisine meets Southern Italian wine at Officine Brera during a five-course dinner featuring I Favati Wines from Cesinali, Italy. Each dish will be paired with red and white wines, and winemaker Rosanna Petroziello will be in attendance to guide guests through the different varieties. Dinner will include beef cheek stuffed potato ravioli with foraged mushroom ragu to be paired with a glass of Campi Taurasini 2010, and a spit-roasted California leg of lamb with rosemary potatoes to be paired with a glass of Taurasi 2004, just to name a few. Reservations are required through Table 8, and valet parking is available for $7. 

Pizza nights at Lodge Bread
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Pizza nights at Lodge Bread

One of L.A.'s best bakeries kicks it up a notch each Sunday night, offering seasonal pizzas from 5 to 8pm. Ingredients range from balsamic and manchego to eggs and shaved fennel, but whatever winds up being on the menu, get there fast—slices run out quickly.

Uncorked Wine Festival
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Uncorked Wine Festival

Fifty wineries, food trucks, music and a beautiful setting—sounds like a perfect Saturday to us. Uncorked Wine Fest returns to Union Station on January 21, sending wine fiends into a frenzy with over 50 wineries offering their best varietals. There will also be a Champagne wine bar, an international wine market and a blind tasting bar to kickstart your wine education. General admission will be able to sip from 6-9pm, while VIP gets an extra hour to imbibe starting at 5pm.

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