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L.A.’s bar scene is as creative and thriving as the city itself. You’ll find some of the world’s best cocktails across the sprawling terrain, not to mention interior design so smooth, it almost steals the scene from the drink in your hand. To help you navigate it all, each year we assemble a who’s-who panel of experts and insiders to pick the tried-and-true stalwarts, young guns and top teams as well as all their creations. Our 2018 winners run the gamut, from Instagram-worthy, be-your-own-bartender opportunities to classic cocktails in a century-old bowling alley to apothecary-inspired drinks on one of L.A.’s best hidden patios. So, consider this your guide to every occasion. Cheers.
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