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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 dive bar guide to Los Angeles
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A dive bar guide to Los Angeles

No $14 cocktails allowed.

Bar review: The Friend
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Bar review: The Friend

What do you get when you take a '50s diner and convert it into a French-themed cocktail bar? The Friend.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Black Rabbit Rose opens in Hollywood with magic shows and craft cocktails
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Black Rabbit Rose opens in Hollywood with magic shows and craft cocktails

Is there any world the Houston Brothers can't create?

Our guide to distilleries in Los Angeles
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Our guide to distilleries in Los Angeles

Find out where you can take a tour while you taste.

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The Friend
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The Friend

What do you get when you take a '50s diner and convert it into a French-themed cocktail bar? The Friend.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Sassafras
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Sassafras

Transport yourself to the bayou at this sultry Hollywood saloon.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Frogtown Brewery
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Frogtown Brewery

Check out the newest watering hole in L.A.'s most up-and-coming neighborhood. 

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Ashland Hill Brick Bar
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Ashland Hill Brick Bar

Santa Monica now has its very own gin and tonic bar.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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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.

L.A.'s best fireplace bars
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L.A.'s best fireplace bars

Let's get lit!

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 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.

The best bars in Los Angeles

Cocktails in L.A.
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Cocktails in L.A.

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

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Nibble and Squeak at AOC Wine Bar
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Nibble and Squeak at AOC Wine Bar

Being a new parent and a foodie doesn't have to be an oxymoron thanks to Nibble and Squeak. The dining club from NYC hosts food events for parents and their little ones, and they're taking over the wine room at AOC Wine Bar this Saturday. Adults will enjoy a three-course lunch including a roasted vegetable plate, Spanish fried chicken, a choice of spiced albacore salad, turkey sandwich or beef burger and, of course, an assortment of desserts (accomodations are available for dietary restrictions). To top it all off, all children will eat free. This Saturday, you can leave the babysitter at home for this family friendly lunch and let AOC take care of the rest.

Funky Breakfunch
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Funky Breakfunch

San Pedro's Brouwerij West is turning one, and they've lined up an entire day of festivities to celebrate. Funky Breakfunch kicks off at 11am, when the brewery will be offering a tasting of their unreleased mixed fermentation beers, first-year favorites and more. Food will be available from the Urban Espresso Truck, Tomski Sausage, LA Cake and others. Long Beach's Shady Grove Foods will also be slow-roasting an entire pig to be served at 2pm ($15). After you've had your fill of beer and brunch, a free concert will take place from 4-10pm. Brunch tickets are limited, so buy yours here and make your way to San Pedro this Saturday.

Tres by José Andrés Oscar Viewing Party
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Tres by José Andrés Oscar Viewing Party

Leave it to swanky Beverly Hills staple Tres by José Andrés to roll out the red carpet for the 89th Annual Academy Awards. On February 26th (aka L.A.'s unofficial holiday, Oscar Sunday), head to the upscale, Spanish-style restaurant for a taste of awards season, complete with a red carpet arrival and photo op, specialty cocktails and bites, a welcome glass of Cava and truffle popcorn, and a raffle ticket to win a stay at the SLS Beverly Hills. Toast this year's nominees with signature dishes like the Patatas Bravas, chicken and béchamel fritters and homemade pappardelle pasta with parmesan foam.

Wine-n-Pie at The Blending Lab

Wine-n-Pie at The Blending Lab

Is there a sweeter combination than wine and pie? We think not. Apparently, The Blending Lab doesn't think so either—they've teamed up with pie connoisseurs The Pie Hole to offer a three-course wine and pie pairing. Discover the complementary notes between a variety of blends and salted caramel pecan pie, earl grey tea pie and Mexican chocolate pie, which you'll be able to taste at the new(ish) Blending Lab near The Grove.

Tater Tots & Beer Festival
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Tater Tots & Beer Festival

Tater tots and beer—is there anything more you need in life? This comfort food festival returns for another year of slinging creative tots and craft beer at the La Brea tar pits. Choose from eight different tot dishes and over 40 beer selections. 

LA IPA Fest
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LA IPA Fest

IPAs are a divisive beer—you either love or hate the hoppy pale ale—but if you're a fan, mark March 4th and 5th down on your calendar. That's when the annual Los Angeles IPA Festival is returning to Mohawk Bend, a fête that celebrates the best India Pale Ales from across California.  Starting at 9:30am on Saturday morning, attendees will be able to stop by the Echo Park spot to sample over 60 craft beers from breweries like Arts District Brewing Company, King Harbor, Mumford Brewing and more. For $5 per 10oz. pour, you can drink a couple here, a couple there, then vote for your favorite—both the People's Choice and Judge's choice winners will be crowned at 4pm. On Sunday, continue the beer-filled festivities with flights for $13.50.

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