When the hospitality juggernaut landed in L.A., it had to live up to its world-class New York City counterpart. To our amazement, it did. We’re thinking the awesomeness has something to do with the rigorously trained team, a massive yet expertly curated 40-drink menu and, oh yeah, one of the sexiest, moodiest interiors in all of Downtown. Local, seasonal ingredients and house-made yogurt, tinctures and tonics brighten rare liquors for drinks so good you’ll have to convince yourself to try something new each visit. (Even if they are around $20 a pop, they’re worth the splurge.)
Contrary to popular belief, hotel bars aren’t all about $18 drinks and bougie clientele. Some of the best cocktail bars in L.A. are found in hotels, both budget-friendly and swanky. The best part? If you’ve had one too many, there’s a bed with your name on it just steps away. From casual rooftop bars to celebrity-studded lounges, here are our favorite hotel bars—no room reservations necessary.