Oay, let’s be clear: Bibo Ergo Sum resides in that strange liminal space just a couple (really, two) blocks south of West Hollywood but just a little north and west of Beverly Grove, but we’re hailing it as WeHo’s bar. And really, with a program designed by the team behind Normandie Club and Death & Co., could we have expected anything but the best? The setting is always stylish and disorienting in just the right way (is it the 1930s? The ’80s?) and the themed menus always delight. Currently, the cocktails revolve around a “Day in L.A.” motif, inspired by Venice Beach (refreshing), parking in K-town (“good luck”) and crossing Sepulveda (adventurous): this means cask-strength bourbon with banana and caramelized Coco Lopez; and California brandy with rum and pimento dram. In addition to some technique-heavy and always-delicious cocktails, no matter the menu’s theme, note that Bibo also offers some seriously fun bites, such as their own take on the Dodger dog, here made with pineapple chips and red onions.
West Hollywood’s perfected the art of going out. Whether you’re gay or straight, a WeHo resident or just someone pretending to be one for the night, there’s always a party happening in this city-within-a-city. A vodka-happy, Russian-themed cocktail bar on a Monday night? Got it. A swanky rooftop bar for a weekend soirée? It’s here. Day drinking for days? West Hollywood’s got that, too. To help you choose your own liquid adventure, we’ve rounded up the best West Hollywood bars for cocktails—and food, too. Because hey, all of that drinking can work up an appetite, and this neighborhood has late-night and killer restaurants on every stretch.