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Big Bar is celebrating ‘Game of Thrones’ with an entire month of cocktail specials and parties
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Big Bar is celebrating ‘Game of Thrones’ with an entire month of cocktail specials and parties

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L.A.’s best rooftop bars
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L.A.’s best rooftop bars

For sky-high views and killer cocktails

Five brand new happy hours to try in April
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Five brand new happy hours to try in April

Here's your guide to poolside cocktails, half-price wine, all-day deals and more.

The best Downtown bars, ranked
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The best Downtown bars, ranked

Here's where to find for perfect cocktails and quality dives in DTLA.

The best sports bars in L.A.
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The best sports bars in L.A.

Where to find game-day bliss (and plenty of screens and specials)

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Highland Park Brewery Chinatown
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Highland Park Brewery Chinatown

The Northeast L.A. brewery’s first tasting room lives up to the anticipation—and the hype.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Sunset & Vinyl
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Sunset & Vinyl

The retro-fabulous design—and not the drinks—takes center stage at this new Hollywood watering hole that’s less of a cocktail bar and more of a vibe. Walk through 800 Degrees to the back of the pizzeria and up a staircase near the bathrooms to reach this hidden bar that looks like a vinyl shop bred with the basement in That ’70s Show. The handful of cocktails on offer could use more balance and finesse, but it’s hard to argue with a setting this fun and an all-vinyl soundtrack; the later the night gets, the louder the Michael Jackson plays.

Time Out says
2 out of 5 stars
Oriel
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Oriel

Look for the pink neon beneath Metro’s Chinatown stop and you’ll find one of the city’s chicest wine bars. The latest from Bar Covell and Augustine owner Dustin Lancaster, Oriel not only brings French wines and a modern, hanging-plant haven to the neighborhood—it also offers some of the best French bistro fare on the Eastside. Staff could use a bit more training (any server at a wine bar should be aware of natural wine and whether it’s offered), but the neon’s rose-hued glow, coupled with the romance of that well-rounded wine selection—especially those available by the bottle—makes it easy to fall in love with Oriel.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Bibo Ergo Sum
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Bibo Ergo Sum

Now you see them, now you don’t: The cocktails of Bibo Ergo Sum—“I drink, therefore I am”—disappear almost magically. That’s fitting, as its Proprietors-designed menu is inspired by the art of illusion and Christopher Nolan's The Prestige. Bedecked in Art Deco decor, Bibo drops the beverage know-how and scientific prowess of the team behind the Walker Inn into a neighborhood lacking complex cocktail bars. The result? Approachable but dramatic, elegant and innovative drinks that develop as the menu progresses—such as the Grandpa Joe with its centrifuge-clarified citrus, and the carbonated Dr. Julius, made with clarified milk-washed rum, orange peel and vanilla bean, that's then run through a draft line.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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The 12 best bars in Los Angeles
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The 12 best bars in Los Angeles

Meet the best bars in L.A. for every occasion.

The top 15 happy hour deals in Los Angeles
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The top 15 happy hour deals in Los Angeles

Grab a stool and settle in for some of the best happy hour deals in town. Cheers!

Where to go wine tasting in L.A.
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Where to go wine tasting in L.A.

Who says you have to travel to Napa for a day sipping vino?

This distillery tour is like a boozy theme park for adults
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This distillery tour is like a boozy theme park for adults

Ahoy, there's a boat ride through a rainforest ahead.

The best arcade bars in L.A.
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The best arcade bars in L.A.

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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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Best cocktail bars

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Best singles bars

Best whiskey bars
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Best whiskey bars

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