Los Angeles is basically 55 cities rolled into one. With an onslaught of bars, pubs, gastro-pubs, and the like, finding the best places to go past dinner time can be a bit, well, tricky. This guide is to give you some direction, feed the thirsty beast inside, and give you a healthy dose of choice. After all, having a drink is more than just a full glass - it's a worthy experience.
With whimsical decor, an air of "elite", this old Hollywood bar is a place to go when you want to drink, settle in to a roaring crowd, and feel a little ... free.
Aerialists, burlesque, silent films, history, the 1st approved "Disney" drink ever, and the newly hired Chef Saito is why I love the Edison. Pork belly pizza. Let's start there ...
When you want to slip away into the darkness, pretend you've been transported to days of ole to a library bar filled with books, pleasurable cocktails, and playful appetizers, well, this is where you go. Go for the edamame ... it's NOT your average bean.
Honestly one of the coolest underground bars Downtown. Top shelf rums, an elusive entrance, very dapper setting, and bartenders that will create just about anything.
Chef Berlin brings cuisine that is French in theory but California in style. Mussels that are delectable, cocktails that send your taste buds soaring, an impressive wine selection, escargot bathed in a pastry puff, and a charcutterie board that I'd keep going back for, this is a welcome LA stop.
While the food is consistently inconsistent, the bar is one you should see. Inside the beautiful Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, you can't help but feel an undefined sense of cool when you walk in. A good selection of gin and beer, wine, and ryes, you'll find what you need.