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Best Bars in Los Angeles


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!


The Bungalow

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

170 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.

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

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


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


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.


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

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


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


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

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.


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.'s a little loud. I'm not gonna lie.'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


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.


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


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.


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


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



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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



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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.


Sonny's Hideaway

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$$$· 5137 York Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

55 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a slightly upscale restaurant with fancy cocktails and lots of small plate options. We are big fans of this place. They have a romantic back patio with heaters too!

Hipsters with interesting facial hair, incredible cocktails, try the Mount Washington. Grilled Octopus, Asparagus, Ricotta dumplings, & lamb.

Old-school vibe: dark wood, big luxurious booths, classic cocktail menu. We've been there for brunch and LOVED it, and hear good things about their dinner menu.


The Varnish

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$$$· 118 East 6th Street·Map·Hours·Website·

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Voted "hippest bar in Los Angeles" this bar is located behind Coles restaurant (a french dip sandwich place-also recommend) The Varnish is known for their delicious drinks and their live jazz band.

Hidden behind a door you have to ask for in the back of another restaurant, this gorgeous '20s-inspired speakeasy employs some of the best cocktail mixologists in the country.

The Varnish is a unique LA experience. It is a Speakeasy in the back of Cole's restaurant with the best craft cocktails you will ever have. They play spectacular live music several nights a week. ... read more



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Mondrian Los Angeles, 8440 Sunset Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

55 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Boasting some of the finest views of Los Angeles, Skybar is an open air, ivy-covered pavilion perched above the pool atop the Mondrian Hotel. The hottest nightlife in LA since the day it opened.

Skybar : an open air bar with a dazzling city view not to be missed. By day, it's a relaxing poolside lounge. At night, it's a celeb hot spot with great house DJs.

Boasting some of the finest views of Los Angeles, Skybar, an open air, ivy-covered pavilion perched above the Pool and Outdoor Living Room of the Mondrian Hotel, has been the spot for the hottest L... read more

51 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Sweet hipster bar. Dark, but not dingy. A good spot for a hang.

Observe LA hipsters in their natural habitat. Joking aside, it's a cool bar and it's hopping every night of the week.

Uber Hipster East Side Vibe. The Strokes' drummer named his side project band after this bar.

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Rub shoulders with some of LA's finest.

53 local Airbnb hosts recommend

No cover, no guest list, no dress code. Best Piano Bar in Hollywood. On the right night,,,best piano bar in the world.

In the mood for some live music? Piano bar has live music every night of the week and is always a guaranteed fun time!

The plainly named Piano Bar is a rare find in the heart of Hollywood: a comfortable, low-key and friendly dive.



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$$· 8752 W Sunset Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I love this place. Great combination of happening bar and nice restaurant. I love the feel of this place.

Love the ambiance here! It's really a whiskey bar, but they have just about everything and they make amazing signature cocktails. If nothing on the menu strikes your fancy, the bartender will whip ... read more


Bar Lubitsch

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7702 Santa Monica Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Vodka bar in the front, dance club in the back. Small front smoking patio. Eclectic and rowdy crowd.

The front is a bar, the back is a live music venue that becomes a dance floor later in the night. The crowd is attractive, mid-twenties looking to have fun. Have vodka drink, enjoy live music & dance.

It's a cool spot with two completely separate bars. In the front is a casual bar with mostly standing room only - good for talking and hanging out. In the back is a lounge with upbeat music, lounge... read more