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Drinks & Nightlife in Los Angeles

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


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473 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Take in a concert at one of the most historic music venues in the world. Great outdoor concert venue is worth price of admission. Seeing a concert at the Hollywood Bowl should be on your Bucket List!

The Hollywood Bowl is an amphitheater located in the Hollywood, California. The Hollywood Bowl is known for its band shell, a distinctive set of concentric arches that graced the site from 1929 th... read more

#2

The Abbey Food & Bar

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692 North Robertson Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

183 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!

#3

The Bungalow

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$$$· 101 Wilshire Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

170 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.

Santa Monica's most trendy nightlife spot. Make sure to go early if you don't want to wait in a long line. Right on Ocean Blvd, this popular hang out spot is perfect for a fun night out. Love thei... read more

#4

The Otheroom

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1201 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

139 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

140 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

#6

The Echo

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1822 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

124 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.

#7

The Thirsty Crow

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$· 2939 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

111 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.

Neighborhood bar that serves up handcrafted cocktails and a long list of whiskeys in a saloon-style setting. Get there for happy hour for the best deals and to beat the crowds. You might want to Ub... read more

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

#8

Le Zinque

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$$· 600 Venice Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

114 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.

Coffee, bar, food. At the south end of the Abbot Kinney proper, this visually appealing space with a French accent is a fine place take a break and enjoy a chilled glass of rose' or Ricard with water.

French-influenced coffeehouse meets bistro & wine bar in an artsy, minimalist atmosphere. Address: 600 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 Walking distance

111 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.

91 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.

Feel like a little 70s? Walk through a refrigerator;) Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings they have professional roller skaters on top of their bar. Oldies Live Music, great vibe and cool people.

Enter this popular Hollywood bar through an old fridge, then catch a show and indulge with alcoholic sno cones and other fun cocktails! Last time I was here there was a group of disco dancing, roll... read more

93 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

I say nightclub but its really a huge lounge and if you've never taken in its underground extravagance you have to. Housed in LA's first power plant, this venue helped bring people back to downtown... read more

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 ... read more

#12

Seven Grand

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$$· 515 West 7th Street·Map·Hours·Website·

85 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.

83 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

#14

The Federal

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$$· 5303 Lankershim Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

88 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

They have a great Sunday brunch and serve bottomless mimosas. In the evening it turns into a club scene. There is often live music and Karaoke on Monday nights. They also have great food and dri... read more

88 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

Great comedy club on Sunset Blvd. The Laugh Factory is only a few blocks away. Both of these places house some of the best comedians around. Awesome for a random date night.

#16

The Brig

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

84 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.

The quintessential Venice bar, The Brig has been a cornerstone of the iconic Abbot Kinney Boulevard for over 60 years. We host nightly entertainment (sports! DJs every night!), food trucks on our l... read more

76 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

The originator of the french dip sandwich (or is it Philippe's? You be the judge.) Also--two great bars, one in front, one in back (The Varnish).

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

#18

Harvard & Stone

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$· 5221 Hollywood Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

76 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

#19

Viper Room The

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$$· 8852 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

70 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.

#20

El Prado

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

74 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.

Cozy and velvety beer and wine bar that offers a small assortment of cheese and meat plates to compliment your wine.

#21

Red Lion Tavern

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$$· 2366 Glendale Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

70 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

German Brat Haus, beer hall. Lively with fun live kitchy music some nights of the week. Always busy. Good german food.

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.

67 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

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The Hermosillo

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$· 5125 York Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

67 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.

69 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.

Located below (downstairs from) The Echo, this is a 650 capacity music venue with a small outdoor patio. The Rolling Stones played an intimate show here in 2013! Check calendar for events.

69 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.

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

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No Vacancy

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$$· 1727 North Hudson Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

64 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.

Super-cool speakeasy style bar set in a Victorian mansion. The entrance alone is worth the trip. Come early as there can be lines later. Live music some nights on the outdoor patio.

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

#27

Tiki Ti

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$· 4427 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

64 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

#28

Akbar

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4356 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

61 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

#29

Covell

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$$· 4628 Hollywood Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

60 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.

Not only is it rated the best WINE bar in Silverlake by Thrillist, it's also the best bar there. Staff are super-knowledgable without being pretentious, which makes for a mellow glass of wine!

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.

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Speakeasy with a pool table, dance floor, and live music.