Drinks & Nightlife in Los Angeles

Where local Airbnb hosts say to go sip on a good cocktail or dance the night away. Enjoy!

Best of the best


The Abbey

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$$· 692 N Robertson Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

199 local Airbnb hosts recommend

THE gay bar of LA for both men and women. Even if you're not gay, it's a fun bar to visit. It's always super packed and people here really let loose and go crazy. Party central!

199 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you always wanted to spend your summers at sleepaway camp (or were always denied an invite to all the coolest house parties), The Bungalow is for you. Vintage details, oldies music and a retro c... read more

Trendy night spot. Long line on weekends. Pool table, ping pong, cool lounge rooms, indoor/outdoor spaces, people get dressed up or stay casual to come here. Bonfire in the back.

Stepping into The Bungalow at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel is like stepping into the coolest California house party you’ve ever seen. From the cozy décor to the ping pong tables and readily availab... read more

163 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A retrofitted 100-year old Vaudeville theater, Mohawk Bend now is a place to enjoy good food, wine/spirits, or 72 CA craft beers on tap! Cool patio seating but my fav room is the skylight Ramona Room.

HIPSTER - This theater turned restaurant has tons of charm and will make all of your IG followers jealous. They take reservations so I would suggest that if you plan ahead.

144 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Sexy, moody wine bar with sexy, moody people. Sometimes it's just what the doctor ordered.

On Abbot Kinney, The Otheroom is the place to see and be seen. The wine and beer aren't the cheapest in town but you don't come here just to drink. It's a great place for a first date -- flattering... read more

Intimate wine and beer bar (no hard alcohol) on Abbot Kinney. Quite lovely, quieter place perfect for low key evenings and a chat whether you're with friends or on a date in little sitting areas. ... read more

146 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Enjoy a cocktail on the rooftop of the Standard Hotel with an amazing backdrop of the city high rises. Easily accessible from the Metro -- exit 7th St./Metro Center and walk a block up to 6th Stree... read more

The rooftop lounge at the downtown LA Standard hotel draws a high-energy crowd with a heated pool, waterbed pods, DJs, and panoramic city views. Quite the spot for watching 'the beautiful people' i... read more

131 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Rolling Stones kicked off their tour here last week...does this mean Echo Park has now truly arrived? I love the Echo, it's very egalitarian in it's bands - always something fresh to see and hear!

Cool place to go hear music. Sometimes super famous people like the Rolling Stones pop in unannounced. Next door to Two Boots so you can get a slice before or after the show.

121 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This really is an everything place- great food, full bar, music & trivia nights. Go early with kids to get food & drinks, stay late to hang to check out the very lively scene on York Blvd, Highlan... read more

Beer, wine, cocktails & gourmet pub grub in a counter-serve space with a hip, industrial vibe. 12 rotating beers on tap, an extensive wine list, and comfort-food favorites such as the pulled pork C... read more



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$$· 600 Venice Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

125 local Airbnb hosts recommend

"French-influenced coffeehouse meets bistro & wine bar in an artsy, minimalist atmosphere." Love this spot for a morning pastry and coffee or late night bottle of wine and French dessert. The ratat... read more

Opens about 7 a.m. It's a good French bistro, comfortable to sit and read, has wifi. It's also a fantastic beer and wine bar with a dinner menu....turns into a sexy, wine bar when the sun goes down.

In front of Zinque, you can pickup public bicycles to ride to the beach. Look for the green Hulu bike rack in front of their place. Zinque is a hip little spot serving french fare. They are a coffe... read more

113 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This little whiskey bar in the heart of Silverlake has good atmosphere for a date or a small group. Tasty whiskey concoctions, try their namesake.

Cocktails, Whiskeys & Dim Saloon-style setting. Great place to grab a drink and get the night started.

Handcrafted cocktails & a long list of whiskeys in a saloon-style setting, plus a lively happy hour.

105 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of my favorite bars in LA. Looks like an old house party from the 70's. Complete with backyard, rollerskating disco show & alcoholic snow cones.

Very fun nightlife spot in Hollywood. From Google: Funky '70s retro bar with era-appropriate garage sale decor, an Airstream trailer & backyard BBQ.

This is one of my favorite spots. 1970’s house-party themed spot that no one in their right mind could be bored at. After you walk through a refrigerator via a vintage garage sale, you’re deliver... read more

116 local Airbnb hosts recommend

In 1979, after a dispute over club owners refusing to pay comedians, this now famous comedy club was opened in a building once owned by Groucho Marx. Richard Pryor was the first to perform there.

Opening its doors in 1979, the World Famous Laugh Factory has been recognized as "the #1 comedy club in the country" by such high-profile media as USA Today. With southern California locations in H... read more

Famous stand up comedy club known for surprise celebrity guests. There is a 2 drink minimum purchase per person. I recommend VIP tickets for no waiting in line and first pick seating.


The Federal Bar

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$$· 5303 Lankershim Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

98 local Airbnb hosts recommend

$1 oysters on Wednesdays. 2 for $30 Sunday brunch with unlimited mimosas and a live Jazz band. Awesome beer selection. Hop to it already!

They serve delicious food, live music some nights, upstairs/downstairs, they serve Bottomless Mimosas and have a great brunch menu, sometimes they open up the floor to a dance floor which is always... read more

Multiple level Bar/Lounge/Nightclub, where upstairs section only opens on the weekend including Thursdays. In an old bank building they transformed so pretty cool vibe and one of my go to spots whe... read more

89 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A whiskey bar known for their mixology. (They have other drinks as well but they specialize in whiskey.) Make sure you try their old fashion! They also have live music periodically.

Like whiskey? Hit up this spot

Massive selection of whiskey! Whiskey lovers would be in heaven. Also has couple pool tables.

95 local Airbnb hosts recommend

1920's Style bar with live aerial performances and absinthe bars!

The Edison is a steampunk themed nightclub located inside the Higgins Building basement in Los Angeles, California. The Edison opened in 2007. The Higgins Building basement was Los Angeles' first e... read more

A dazzling Gatsby-style 1920s underground bar situated in what used to be the Edison electric factory. Complete with giant electricity turbines, golden everything, sequined dancers, live jazz bands... read more

94 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great comedy club owned by Mitzi Shore (Pauly Shore's mom). Catch well-known comedians most days of the week.

This neighborhood is the fertile delta of comedy clubs. Perhaps the most famous, and the best for audiences and comics is the Comedy Store. (This info from my favorite Trader Joe checkout guy, who'... read more

If you like stand-up comedy, this is THE place to go and the icon of comedy in Los Angeles and the world. Literally everyone has performed here and any night of the week you will see a name you rec... read more


The Brig

Drinks & NightlifeMusic Venue
$$· 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

88 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Also known for having gourmet food trucks in their parking lot. Especially check it out on the first Friday of each month.

One of the oldest businesses on Abbot Kinney. Used to be a Hells Angels hangout but has mellowed into a popular local bar with a pretty good pool table. It’s very busy and noisy at weekends.

Popular local bar on the touristy street Abbot Kinney. Modern vibe with live DJ's and usually hip-hop. Has a dance floor and a pool table. Also has good food trucks outside.

86 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The least "LA" bar around - a bottle shop with hundreds of rare beers with an adjacent lounge with sofas and boardgames. Order pizza next door and they'll bring it over!

Sunset Beer Company has an aim to carry the widest selection of bottled beers in LA. The shop offers bottles to go or invites visitors to stay a while and hang out in the comfortable lounge area wh... read more

79 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a great bar and music venue. Live music every night is curated by the owner. There is never a cover. Dance, drink, and see some of LA's best new music acts before they're famous.

Well...it's a little loud. I'm not gonna lie. But...it's fun for a group. It can be a real good time. They've got these little nooks and side areas and that's what makes it comfy. Plus the bartende... read more

79 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Home of the original French Dip sandwich (one of 2 places downtown with this claim but definitely my fave) since 1908 in the Pacific Electric building, historic , superbly renovated slice of old LA

4 words: French Dip Happy Hour. 1 more word: Speakeasy.

Historic atmosphere with solid classic cocktails. Cole's is a bar and restaurant, and the best place to enjoy an Old Fashioned and a French Dip sandwich. Save room for dessert–they have fantastic p... read more


El Prado

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$· 1805 Sunset Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

79 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Feels like a wine bar in Madrid. Cozy and intimate. Great if it's not packed. They serve a small but well curated list of craft beer and wine. Bartenders sometimes spin records in between drinks.

My top pick for a night cap or a laid back night on the town. There's a small curated beer & wine menu with some tasty apps. It has a dim romantic atmosphere, tons of locals, & they only spin vinyl.

El Prado is a cozy local bar in Echo Park, they serve wine, craft beer and small plates like charcuterie and cheese. Bartenders use a record player behind the bar to keep music playing; Tuesdays is... read more

70 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This historic building is the venue for some great musical acts.

The Wiltern is an iconic venue for many starting artist and returning artist. Adele played recently (after she became a huge star, and before her 2016 tour). I really think the theater is very in... read more

My favorite Art Deco (palace) theater in the city. Invent a reason to attend a concert here. You will think you have died and gone to Heaven. As glorious now as in 1931. Heaven. Pure Heaven.

75 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A great German pub to go grab a pint and a bite! There is a great beer garden out back! Unless you're sensitive to smoke, as it's one of the last outdoor smoking areas around.

Wear your lederhosen. You can get a beer in a boot and a sausage platter!

We love the selection of German food, draft beer, the upstairs patio for smokers, and the cool waitresses in Tyrolean garb. You can't go wrong w the Chicken Schnitzel or sausages.

71 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Dive bar, formerly a big cop hangout. The kids in the hood get down with DJ's spinning on the dance floor. Outdoor smoking patio too!

Named so for the Dodger fans who helped to create it- The Short Stop- with it's pool table, photo booth, and great music that keeps the dance floor packed- is the best late night hang on the east side

71 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Former strip club turned beer and wine place. Home of the Highland Park Brewery. Drinks list on overhead projector. Good food.

Hip, artsy haunt featuring rotating draft beers, wine & creative spins on global bar bites.

72 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A leading venue for indie bands. April through October, catch the free, kid-friendly Sunday evening Grand Ole Echo roots/Americana showcase.

Downstairs from the Echo, this venue hosts larger crowds for bigger drawing acts. Wed night is Dub Club, popular w the locals. Live music venue good sightlines and sound. Sun afternoons free gigs.

Echoplex is one of the best places in Los Angeles to enjoy some really good live music while sipping drinks. Over the years, many renowned bands and artists have performed at Echoplex. The venue ha... read more

73 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Viper Room was opened in 1993 and was partly owned by actor Johnny Depp until 2004. The club became known as a hangout of Hollywood elite & sadly where actor River Phoenix died of his overdose.

Cozy club on the sunset strip. Actor, River Phoenix collapsed and died of drug-induced heart failure on the sidewalk outside this West Hollywood nightclub on Halloween, 1993.

The Viper room known because it is owned by Johnny Depp. They have the occasional live music, bar, and dancing.


No Vacancy

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 1727 N Hudson Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

71 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Wins the award for most elaborate way to enter an establishment. This throwback to the prohibition era has a live jazz band and burlesque dancers on the weekends.

If you can manage to find your way through the secret entrance of this Houston Brothers joint—housed in a 1903 Victorian home that once schooled the children of Chaplin and DeMille—you'll find a be... read more

To get in, you walk inside, up some stairs, and greet a young lady in a night gown. She pulls a lever and a bed moves, and you get access to this "secret" bar.



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$$· 4628 Hollywood Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

69 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It's the rad wine bar in the hood. If you want to see/meet interesting/attractive folk, it's a pretty good bet.

Popular with the 20- and 30-something crowd, this wine bar has a wide wine and beer selection. Try the charcuterie board or the spicy mac n cheese. Valet parking. Yelp - 4.5 stars from 376 reviews.

Covell is a cute wine bar on the first floor of a tiny boutique hotel. Rather than ordering from a menu, you tell the bartender what you're in the mood for; maybe you're in the mood for a full-bodi... read more



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$$· 4427 Sunset Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You've never experienced anything like this. It is literally a tropical bar hut, right on the street. The owners will tell stories of Frank Sinatra and other famous people's visits. Down the street.

A local institution since 1961. This quintessential Tiki Bar complete with eclectic tropical decor, strong Mai Tais, or any other fruity and colorful tropical drink you can think of. Order the Uu... read more



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$· 4356 Sunset Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fun, low key local bar with dance floor and full bar. Drinks are moderately priced. The crowd is very diverse, so anyone should feel welcome here. The music is usually 80's and 90's. Friendly staff