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Bolita (CLOSED)

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  • Virgil Village
  1. Bolita Bar
    Photograph: Courtesy Bolita
  2. Bolita Bar Counter
    Photograph: Courtesy Bolita

Time Out says

Sip on something refreshing and cool at this Havana-inspired neighborhood bar from the group behind Silver Lake’s El Cochinito and Cafe Tropical.

Perfect for solo drinkers, dates or small groups of friends, this intimate Havana-inspired  bar in Virgil Village is the kind of cozy drinking den you wish every neighborhood in L.A. had. Stylish midcentury design sofas, daybeds and tables adorn the space, while bar director Chris Raba makes craft cocktails behind Bolita’s glittering mirror-backed bar. Patrons can also dig into excellent weekly rotating pie slices as they sip on drinks like the vodka-based Paradise City, which incorporates lemon verbena, turmeric, hibiscus bitters and Thai basil into a refreshing, bubbly Guns N’ Roses-inspired concoction. If you’re in the mood for something more classically Cuban, spring for the Cuba Libre-inspired Benny “the Jet” Rodriguez or the (arrogantly) Improved Hotel Nacional. 

In addition to street parking, parking is available on the side of the building.


864 N Virgil Ave
Los Angeles
Opening hours:
Tue–Thu 5pm–1am; Fri, Sat 5pm–2am; Sun 5pm–1am
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