Best Bars in Los Angeles

Locals’ favorite places

1. The Abbey
692 N Robertson Blvd
199local recommendations
2. The Bungalow
101 Wilshire Blvd
199local recommendations
Brian says “Trendy night spot. Long line on weekends. Pool table, ping pong, cool lounge rooms, indoor/outdoor...” ·
3. the otheroom Venice Beach
1201 Abbot Kinney Blvd
144local recommendations
Simon & Darla
Simon & Darla says “Sexy, moody wine bar with sexy, moody people. Sometimes it's just what the doctor ordered.” ·
4. The Standard, Downtown LA
550 S Flower St
146local recommendations
5. Zinqué
600 Venice Blvd
125local recommendations
Andrew says “Opens about 7 a.m. It's a good French bistro, comfortable to sit and read, has wifi. It's also a fan...” ·
6. The Thirsty Crow
2939 Sunset Blvd
113local recommendations
Rob says “This little whiskey bar in the heart of Silverlake has good atmosphere for a date or a small group. ...” ·
7. Good Times at Davey Wayne's
1611 N El Centro Ave
105local recommendations
Serena says “One of my favorite bars in LA. Looks like an old house party from the 70's. Complete with backyard...” ·
8. The Federal NoHo
5303 Lankershim Blvd
98local recommendations
Eric says “$1 oysters on Wednesdays. 2 for $30 Sunday brunch with unlimited mimosas and a live Jazz band. Aweso...” ·
9. Seven Grand
515 W 7th St
89local recommendations
Julia says “A whiskey bar known for their mixology. (They have other drinks as well but they specialize in whisk...” ·
10. The Edison
108 W 2nd St
95local recommendations
Angel says “The Edison is a steampunk themed nightclub located inside the Higgins Building basement in Los Angel...” ·
11. Sunset Beer
1498 Sunset Blvd
86local recommendations
12. Harvard and Stone
5221 Hollywood Blvd
79local recommendations
Rob says “This is a great bar and music venue. Live music every night is curated by the owner. There is never ...” ·
13. Cole's French Dip
118 E 6th St
79local recommendations
Alison & Joseph
Alison & Joseph says “Home of the original French Dip sandwich (one of 2 places downtown with this claim but definitely my...” ·
14. El Prado
1805 Sunset Blvd
79local recommendations
Patrick & Sidonie
Patrick & Sidonie says “Feels like a wine bar in Madrid. Cozy and intimate. Great if it's not packed. They serve a small but...” ·
15. The Red Lion Tavern
2366 Glendale Blvd
75local recommendations
Gareth & Liza
Gareth & Liza says “A great German pub to go grab a pint and a bite! There is a great beer garden out back! Unless you...” ·
16. The Short Stop
1455 Sunset Blvd
71local recommendations
Thomas & Molly
Thomas & Molly says “Dive bar, formerly a big cop hangout. The kids in the hood get down with DJ's spinning on the dance ...” ·
17. The Hermosillo
5125 York Blvd
71local recommendations
Steve & Sara
Steve & Sara says “Former strip club turned beer and wine place. Home of the Highland Park Brewery. Drinks list on ov...” ·
18. No Vacancy
1727 N Hudson Ave
71local recommendations
Dan says “Wins the award for most elaborate way to enter an establishment. This throwback to the prohibition e...” ·
19. Covell
4628 Hollywood Blvd
69local recommendations
Michael says “It's the rad wine bar in the hood. If you want to see/meet interesting/attractive folk, it's a prett...” ·
20. Tiki-Ti
4427 Sunset Blvd
66local recommendations
Sam says “You've never experienced anything like this. It is literally a tropical bar hut, right on the street...” ·
21. Akbar
4356 Sunset Blvd
64local recommendations
22. Sonny's Hideaway
5137 York Blvd
60local recommendations
Sara (& Kevin)
Sara (& Kevin) says “This is a slightly upscale restaurant with fancy cocktails and lots of small plate options. We are ...” ·
23. The Varnish
118 E 6th St
60local recommendations
Roy says “The Varnish is a unique LA experience. It is a Speakeasy in the back of Cole's restaurant with the b...” ·
24. Skybar
8440 Sunset Blvd
58local recommendations
Bryan says “Boasting some of the finest views of Los Angeles, Skybar, an open air, ivy-covered pavilion perched ...” ·
25. Bar Marmont
8171 Sunset Blvd
57local recommendations
Melissa says “Rub shoulders with some of LA's finest.” ·
26. Hyperion Public
2538 Hyperion Ave
54local recommendations
Daniel says “A fun place to watch a sports game and enjoy a pint of your favorite beer. The wings are pretty good...” ·
27. Little Joy Cocktails
1477 Sunset Blvd
51local recommendations
Missy says “Sweet hipster bar. Dark, but not dingy. A good spot for a hang.” ·
28. Piano Bar
6429 Selma Ave
52local recommendations
Ivan says “In the mood for some live music? Piano bar has live music every night of the week and is always a gu...” ·
29. Shutters on the Beach
1 Pico Blvd
52local recommendations
Jaxx & Nick
Jaxx & Nick says “An incredible hotel with fabulous restaurants. Sit on the outdoor porch with appetizers and cocktail...” ·
30. Good Luck Bar
1514 Hillhurst Ave
50local recommendations
Victoria says “This Chinese-Tiki theme bar has great ambiance and strong drinks. DJs help it swing every night of t...” ·