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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

10 summer cocktails to enjoy this season
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10 summer cocktails to enjoy this season

See you at the bar, friends.

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A complete guide to East LA & SGV breweries
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A complete guide to East LA & SGV breweries

Beer, we love you.

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Bar review: The Phoenix
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Bar review: The Phoenix

The reinvented—and relocated—Phoenix is a whiskey lovers dream.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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5 rare whiskeys at Miro's whiskey lounge
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5 rare whiskeys at Miro's whiskey lounge

Drink these elusive drams before it's too late.

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Bar review: Garçons de Café
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Bar review: Garçons de Café

Take a trip to France via this quaint Parisian wine bar.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Mr. Furley's Bar
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Mr. Furley's Bar

If you're expecting cheap beer and darts, Mr. Furley's is good enough.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Garçons de Café
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Garçons de Café

Take a trip to France via this quaint Parisian wine bar.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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The Phoenix
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The Phoenix

The reinvented—and relocated—Phoenix is a whiskey lovers dream.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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La Descarga
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La Descarga

Can't make it to Cuba? La Descarga is the next best thing.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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A complete guide to East LA & SGV breweries
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A complete guide to East LA & SGV breweries

Beer, we love you.

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The best bars in Glendale
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The best bars in Glendale

Dive bars? Check. Karaoke bars? Check. Head to Glendale for your next low-key night.

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The 10 best mai tais in LA
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The 10 best mai tais in LA

Find the mai tai that is your tai.

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A complete guide to South Bay breweries
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A complete guide to South Bay breweries

The South Bay never looked so good.

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LA's best rooftop bars
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LA's best rooftop bars

LA, you look pretty good from up here.

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The best bars in Los Angeles

Cocktails in Los Angeles
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Cocktails in Los Angeles

Our guide to LA's best cocktail bars, recipes, bartenders and more.

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A guide to craft beer in LA
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A guide to craft beer in LA

If you're a beer fan, you're in the right city.

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Best singles bars
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Best singles bars

Here are the best places to pickup other lonely hearts looking for their next hook up.

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Best whiskey bars
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Best whiskey bars

The city's top selection of bourbon, Scotch and whiskeys from around the globe can be found at these top ten spots.

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Best tiki bars
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Best tiki bars

We hulaed our way through every legit tiki bar in LA.

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Best sports bars
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Best sports bars

Join LA's most die-hard fans at the best sports bars in the city.

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The best events this week

Street Food Fights
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Street Food Fights

Get out your gloves: the battle for the best street tacos commences on Tuesday, August 2, at Border Grill Downtown, where Brazil will duke it out with Italy over who has the best street eats. Over the next five weeks, other countries will have their turn in the ring: Chile vs. USA on Aug 9, Thailand vs. Cuba on Aug 16, Mexico vs Lebanon on Aug 23, and the final championship round on Aug 30. Each week, diners will have the chance to pay $25 for an all you can eat feast (or $6 a la carte), sampling bites from each country and casting their vote on social media to decide the winner. Country-specific cocktails will be available for $7 as well (think: Chile's pisco punch versus Italy's traditional limoncello). Let's get ready to rumble!

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Friday Night Wine Tastings

Friday Night Wine Tastings

Now one of LA's most treasured summer traditions, Barnsdall Park’s wine tastings regularly attract sell-out crowds. Perched atop Olive Hill in the west lawn of historic Hollyhock House (which you can tour during the evening for $12), the Barnsdall Friday fundraisers include fine selections of boutique wines provided by Silver Lake Wine with a spectacular sunset and 360-degree views of the city. Bring along a blanket and a picnic basket, or just nosh on the variety of food trucks parked up there. Though there used to be lots of kids running around, the event lawn is now 21-and-up—perfect for a date night. Proceeds support the park's art programs and historic renovations.

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Bites & Brews
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Bites & Brews

There's no better pair than seasonal craft beer and good food. This Saturday, Golden Road Brewing is teaming with Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill for an afternoon of local beer, live music and food. For $35 enjoy a selection of Golden Road beers and small bites like beer braised carnitas tacos, grilled steak skewers and prime beef sliders courtesy of the Wolfgang Puck team. Check the site for the full menu.

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Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival
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Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

You don’t need us to tell you how great Los Angeles’ food scene is. But if you’re in need of a friendly reminder, splurge on a ticket to the sixth annual Food & Wine Festival held in Downtown LA and at restaurants across the city. The festival will kick off on Thursday with the premiere of Amazon's Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse, as the chef hosts a night of international tastings from his celebrity colleagues: think José Andrés, Mario Batali, Danny Bowien, Marcus Samuelsson and more. Friday offers a number of lunches and dinners around LA, along with fan favorite Grand Avenue Night Market in the evening. On Saturday, Live on Grand—yet another massive tasting event infront of the Walt Disney Concert Hall—will take place. More events are in the works, but you can check out the full lineup and purchase tickets here. 

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"You Don't Know Jack" at Now Boarding
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"You Don't Know Jack" at Now Boarding

Get on a plane to Funky Town for Now Boarding's "You Don't Know Jack" nights, held every Sunday beginning at 9pm. Live performances of funk, soul and R&B will take place on stage while visitors can indulge in $9 Jack Daniel's cocktails. Entry to this airline-themed bar is free.

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Smorgasburg LA
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Smorgasburg LA

Indulge your inner foodie and shopaholic at this weekly market. The Brooklyn export has landed in the Arts District and it's a hotbed of fantastic food and retail vendors, some coming from the original Brooklyn iteration of Smorgasburg and others that have been focusing on pop-ups and catering events in Los Angeles. 

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