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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
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.

Bar review: Frogtown Brewery
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Bar review: 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

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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.

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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.

Best cocktail bars
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“Be Our Guest!” dining experience at the SLS Hotel
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“Be Our Guest!” dining experience at the SLS Hotel

If the upcoming live action version of "Beaty and the Beast" has got you excited and you're looking for more ways to experience this tale as old as time, the SLS hotel has got you covered with two "Be Our Guest!" dining experiences. Spend time with Mrs. Potts and Chip during an afternoon tea with a welcome class of Cava, premium teas and an assortment of sweet and savory snacks. Tea service is $55 per person and available between 3-5pm. For dinner, The Bazaar has prepared a tasting menu with 10 courses of their beautifully prepared dishes including an enchanted rose dessert. The dinner is $120 per person and comes with a VIP ticket to the El Capitan for a screening of "Beaty and the Beast." Be sure to reserve your spot now for these unique dining events.

LA Beer Festival
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LA Beer Festival

Featuring over 200 beers, food trucks, live music and more, the LA Beer Festival hosted by Drink|Eat|Play is back for another year of sudsy revelry. Held at LA Center Studios, attendees will be able to enjoy beers from Boomtown Brewery, Absolution, Iron Triangle, Ohana Brewing Co., Golden Road, Bell's and plenty more. Tickets range from $45 to $80, and proceeds will go towards Noah’s B-ark, Inc, whose aim is to rescue dogs from shelters and provide them with permanent homes. Purchase your tickets here. 

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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. 

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