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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

Drink in some history at the oldest bars in Los Angeles
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Drink in some history at the oldest bars in Los Angeles

From Downtown Los Angeles bars to bars in Hollywood and beyond, these places will let you step back in time just a bit.  

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
Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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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Black Rabbit Rose
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Black Rabbit Rose

This place not only excels in cocktails, but magic too. 

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Salon
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Salon

In L.A.’s growing speakeasy scene, there’s a collective drive toward authenticity, and Salon is doing it well.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
neat.
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neat.

Do you have a special love for whiskey and mezcal? Well, we hope you’re sitting down, because Neat in West L.A. is positively packed with both. 

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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
Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The best beer gardens in L.A.

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

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L.A.'s best fireplace bars

Let's get lit!

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The best North Hollywood bars

Tiki bars and dives are aplenty in this Valley hood.

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The best bars in Beverly Hills

Welcome to the 90210! Now drink up.

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The best Los Feliz bars

Cheers to you, Los Feliz.

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BBQ, Blues & Brews
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BBQ, Blues & Brews

Begin your workweek in Southern style while feasting on comfort food, sippin' on a cold one and listening to live blues at Baltaire's BBQ, Blues & Brews series every Monday night. Executive chef Travis Strickland presents a menu of finger-licking dishes like jalapeño cornbread with bourbon pecan butter, blue cheese fondue dip with housemade salt & vinegar chips, and the Southern burger with ramp aioli and smoked onion jam. Seating is first-come, first-serve and only available in the bar and lounge, so come early and plan on leaving with a Southern drawl.

626 Night Market

626 Night Market

The midnight snacker's greatest fantasy is just a car ride away. One of America's largest Asian food markets spans the course of Santa Anita Park's front Paddock Gardens (285 W Huntington Dr). Come hungry and come caffeinated—this lively market, complete with over 150 Asian street food and booze peddlers, live music, artists, films, games, and beyond, won't put itself to bed until 1am on Friday and Saturday (and midnight on Sunda). The event has also expanded its way to Orange County.

Avital Koreatown Food Tour
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Avital Koreatown Food Tour

This special, four-course dining experience will include two appetizers, one entrée and one dessert. The tour will include visits to four different restaurants and lots of culinary history in between. Tastings can include kimchi and chorizo-fried rice empanadas, mul naengmyeon, Oaxacan moles, braised short ribs, red bean steam buns and more.

Chinatown After Dark
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Chinatown After Dark

Head to Chinatown the first Thursday of each month for a smorgasbord of food from Far East Plaza's vendors plus special guests. Alfresco dining and live music set the scene, while pay-as-you-go bites from Lao Tao, Unit 120, Chego, Scoops and more will keep you well-fed into the night. 

Little Dom's Monday night supper
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Little Dom's Monday night supper

Dine out without digging too deep into your wallet at Little Dom's Monday night supper, where a three-course meal goes for an affordable $18. Each week the menu changes—some weeks it might feature pasta, others it could highlight roast chicken—but the lineup always includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Drinks are discounted, too: snag a bottle of red or white for $18, or a Pabst Blue Ribbon for $3. Check Little Dom's website for the most updated Monday night menu.

Venice Beach Food Tour
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Venice Beach Food Tour

This special, four-course dining experience will include a welcome drink, visits to four different restaurants and lots of culinary history in between. After a welcome drink and brief history of the neighborhood, you will head to the first stop for one appetizer, followed by a visit to an iconic landmark, second appetizer, neighborhood story, entrée and dessert. A tour could include tastings of lobster rolls with black truffles, wild mushroom and bottarga pizza, Lucky Charms ice cream and more. 

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