Following Are Listings For Some Of L.A.'s Best Bars, Make Sure To Check Out The Cheap Drinks Page For Special Happenings(Link Below)
1235 North Vine
1235 N.Vine - Hollywood
Great little cozy spot with some good food, interesting Saki Cocktails and great DJ Nights, mostly Thursday-Saturday.
4100 Sunset Blvd - Silverlake
"Silverlake is a place that is open to everyone, gay and straight and so are we" say the owners of 4100, "Everyone is welcome here". So, check out the cleverly named, hip, mixed bar that now sits where the old Detour used to be.
3 OF CLUBS
1123 Vine Street - Hollywood
Cool neighbourhood Bar, some night with D.J.'s, always a crowd!
ACAPULCO RESTAURANTS - LOS ANGELES
You can find over 10 Acapulcos all over town, usually at great locations. Although it is a chain restaurant, each and every one has it's own distinguished character and crowd like the Silverlake Acapulcos is the party place, Fridays Karaoke's are insane and it turns into a club on the weekend. Burbank Acapulcos is going wild on Mondays for Karaoke.
Confused?! Dont be, all of them offer the best Happy Hour In Town: $2.25 Margaritas on Monday nights -Packed! Tue - Fri(4-7PM): $3.95 Margaritas, $1.oo Hand Made chicken/steak tacos(Oh so good!)& half priced Appetizers aswell Location Info @ www.acapulcorestaurants.com
7021 Hollywood Blvd - Hollywood
The little Bar inside the Knitting Factory offers some great drink specials during happy hour and dancenights after dark
4356 Sunset blvd - Silverlake
Hmmm, how to describe this place...if you like Silverlake, you will like it, a very "Alternative " crowd, gay/str8, pretty much everything & everyone frequents this bar.
Now with a dancefloor on Friday and Saturdays!
Robertson Blvd - West Hollywood
By far L.A.'s most beautiful bar! Indoor/Oudoor, Cabanas, Lounges, Fountains. Just a great spot! In the daytime this is a very calm and relaxing place with some surprisingly good food and a ton of celebrity sightings!(I saw Britney and Christina there at the same time for lunch, although on opposite ends of the bar, lol)
Come Nightfall, the wild crowd comes out, gay, str8, bi, you name it. Tons of str8 girls with there gay friends, that's for sure!
To enhance the drama, The Abbey expanded again and added Icebar. A additional area with bars and places to lounge, see and be seen
12012 W.Pico Blvd - Santa Monica
What used to be a run down dive bar is now one of the westside hippest spots! Comfy loveseats on the patio brings in the "smokin" crowd!
610 S.Mainstreet - Downtown L.A.
(Entrance on 6th Street)
LOcated inside the Pacific Electric Lofts, the area can still feel a little shady after dark, but that makes it somewhat even more exciting. You really feel like you enter some sort of 1920's prohibition wateringhole.
The place is very comfortable, intimate and mostly frequented by the "in the know" hip crowd. Some Dj NIghts and food aswell!
BALBOA @ THE GRAFTON
8462 Sunset Blvd - West Hollywood
A well designed little hip Bar on the Strip, see if you can figuere out the names of rock stars embedded in a wall-artwork.
107 4th Street - Downtown L.A.
Located right smack in the middle of the beautiful restored Historic Core in Downtown L.A., Bar 107 is a gem. As soon as you walk in, you feel like you left L.A.and are in a cool bar in NYC or Chicago. Friendly vibe, great 20/30 something crowd, a killer jukebox and a little dancefloor for DJ Night's! Worth the drive to downtown.
2810 Main Street - Santa Monica
Fairly new, hip and happening bar on the Westside with some fun DJ Nights too!
7702 Santa Monica Blvd - West Hollywood
A russion inspired hip bar and club with red walls is deffinatly high up on the hip and celeb radar now! Incredible vodka drinks are the specialty here and DJ's start spinning and filling up the little dancefloor usually after 10 pm
8171 Sunset Blvd - West Hollywood
A stunning, even historic place to take out of towners, always some Celebs to see, incredible expensive, but you are in L.A. to endulge, right?!
BAR NINETEEN 12
9641 Sunset Blvd - Beverly Hills
This new bar/lounge inside the plush Beverly Hilld Hotel sure has the sexy and money spending crowd out and about almost each and every day. So bring your credit cards, you will need them here. $18 Mojito(!)Nough said!
1638 Cahuenga Blvd - Hollywood
This bar actually looks like a beauty parlor and YES, you can get a manicure here, some dope d/j/night's as well, check the Bar-Promotions Site for more info
3172 Los Feliz Blvd - Silverlake
Always something going on, DJ's, Live Bands. Mixed & Very thirsty crowd.
1562 N.Cahuenga Blvd - Hollywood
Perfect little Sports Bar in the ever-so-hot Cahuenga Corridor in Hollywood.
This bar brings out the hip crowd!
Perfectly situated, walking distance, to all the major clubs and with cheap daily drink specials, you will always have a good time!
BLUE MONKEY BAR
5521 Hollywood Blvd - Hollywood
Somehow the "Trendy" Folks always discover a cool bar first, even if it is in a more shady part of Hollywood.
Girls and Boys in there early 20's, mix and mingle to some nice house tunes. Some Nights the DJ's play Drum n'Bass or Hip Hop!
Not really a danceclub, more a place to mix, mingle and making new friends
1652 N.Cherokee - Hollywood
One of Hollywoods best lept secrets, this bar/danceclub is a hot spot with the local crowd. After 60 years as a local dive in the heart of Hollywood, Boardners expanded with a beautiful, huge outdoor patio and a dancefloor/Vip lounge next door. The crowd is mostly unpretentious, several nights have different promotions, check www.boardners.com for info!
814 Broadway - Santa Monica
Brand new hip westside winebar. Full of the "see to be seen crowd"
Every wine is priced the same, so it's a great spot to try(or even share)some different wines from the region
6372 W. Sunset Blvd - Hollywood
Located perfectly in the Arclight Complex, this "beerbar" has some great burgers aswell. Crowd is mostly "Hollywood Hip" but without the attitude. Basically a great place to hang out after a movie or to start your night before hitting the clubs in the area
901 E.First Street - Downtown L.A.
This bar was a former brothel way back in the early 19th century, so Bordello's name just fits fine.
The area is a little run down, but getting there should not be dangerous at all. It just enhances the experience. Bordello usually turns into a live music lounge, you should call ahead and see who will be performing(213)687-3766
830 South Broadway - Downtown L.A.
A bar from the owners of 4100 and The Golden Gopher is a throwback into the 1940's Gangster/Mobster area. A great, low key spot that quickly catched on with the locals! A Killer Jukebox and 2 4 1 Drinks during Happy Hour(until 9PM)makes this a spot to check out day or night!
1621 Cahuenga Blvd - Hollywood
One of Hollywoods Classic Bars, every Night has a different Vibe, check Bar Promotions Site for Crowds and Music
1819 Ocean Avenue - Santa Monica
Cool, english inspired bar inside the trendy Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica. Great place if you want to spent some serious $
1615 N. Cahuenga Blvd - Hollywood
You can spent an entire evening just on two blocks of Cahuenga Blvd and call it a night! Clubs, bars, great restaurants - you can find it all here. A upscale sportsbar was missing, but no more. Capitol City fills that void and with 30 beers on tap, you sure will not get bored here during any playoff games
CAT & FIDDLE
6530 Sunset Blvd - Hollywood
The Owner past away, but the legacy will continue. A trip to Hollywood has to include this incredible Pub. Beautiful outside patio, laid back atmosphere, stylish crowd. Dont be surprised to see some Rolling Stones members hanging here. Snakebite is my drink of choice here! Packed Fri, Sat Nights
2915 W.Beverly Blvd - Montebello
Get it on the eastside! All the Latin Homeboiz that is. This laid back gay hangout made it's name with fierce dancenights, great drinkspacials, strip contests but mostly for the no attitude "manly" guys who hang out here
1449 W 2nd Street - Santa Monica
This frensh inpired bar on the westside is tres chic with it's art decco style and fine cocktail tables
A true hot spot for the folks on the westside
1600 N.Cahuenga Blvd - Hollywood
Technically a restaurant, but with an beautiful interior and being walking distance to all the areas nightclubs, this is the perfect spot to have some drinks at one of there 3 bars, before clubbing or afterwards, as Citizen Smith stays open tuesdays thru saturdays until 4 AM and even offers a late night lounge menu
11916 Ventura Blvd - Studio City
What?!?! A Hip, Cool Bar in the Valley?!?! Times are changing, lol, check out this little hang out for the happening Valley Crowd. DJ's spinning on some nights too!!!
6356 Hollywood Blvd - Hollywood
This supper club promises to be a movie lover's dream, an upscale restaurant, bar and screening room where diners can enjoy some food and cocktails while watching independant art house films, classics, music videos and art. Some DJ nights aswell!
CHA CHA LOUNGE
2375 Glendale Blvd - Silverlake
Seattle's coolest bar has set up shop in the "hood"! Silverlake "hood" that is.... This place is the ultimate hang out spot, no attitude, no drama, cheap drinks and I mean cheap(!!)-$2.50 drafts/$4Well Drinks-$6-7 Cocktails, no need to complain. Basically this is an offspring of the famous Cha Cha Lounge in Seattle, cool kitsch kinda decor, but any bar that has a Willie Nelson Painting greeting you is just cool! Weekend can get quite busy, if there is a line, just cross the street to the Red Lion In, a German restaurant with (of course) excellent beer for you to chill with the locals. Afterwards there probably wont be a line and you can just chill at this low down-fun-Tijuana meets tiki decor place! (Ok, the last refrence i stole from the L.A. Times review of the bar, but it is just the perfect way to describe the place, so I have to give them some credit)
2926 Main Street - Santa Monica
Used to be a run down place, but with a little paint and new Management it quickly became a Hot Spot on the Westside!
CRESCENT HOTEL LOUNGE
403 N.Crescent Drive - Beverly Hills
The hotel has been here since 1926, but after a hip makeover it is now reborne as a boutique hotel, which of course in return comes with a hip(ster)hang out lounge and bar. Fireplace, candlelights, cushy sofas, vibrant crowd. You get the idea. Deffinatly a place only the "in the know" crowd is frequenting right now
4500 Los Feliz Blvd - Los Feliz
Swing dancing is still not dead, Wednesday most popular.
DOWNTOWN L.A.STANDARD ROOFTOP BAR
550 S. Flower Street - Los Angeles
This Pool Bar of the Standard Hotel is now famous for there Sunday Afternoons, $20 Cover will get you the privelege to pay $8 for a beer. The views are stunning, the crowd is beautiful, ahhhh, living in L.A.can be so nice! Weekday Nights are more relaxed!
Vermont - Silverlake
Best Lounge in the City! Main attraction are doubtlessly Marty und Elayne, world-famous performers and icons of trash-jazz. The live music, at later hours audibly more off-key than before due to the performers' intoxication level! A must see!
4219 Santa Monica Blvd - Silverlake
Basically a gay leather bar with an amazing friendly staff. Happy Hour from 4-9 pm is more laid back and some cheap beer ($4/Pitcher!!!). But when it gets dark outside, the place can get pretty wild. Nothing for the faint of heart. Plus they have a great/packed girls night on wednesdays
8138 W 3rd Street - Los Angeles
If you love Tequilla, i got a place for you, This bar has 270 brands of tequila and some great tacos.
811 Wilshire Blvd - Downtown L.A.
Stunning looking bar that urns into a nightclub. Nestled on the 21st floor, the views are truely spectacular. Fri/Sat can get very busy, so rather come on a wed or thur night to not risk being turned away
L.A.Live - Downtown L.A.
The ultimate Sportsbar right in from of the Staples Center, perfect before or after a game or if you just want to catch up on some games
1018 Montana Ave - Santa Monica
This place is possibly serving the best burgers in town, try it, you will love them. In addition a cool, trendy crowd is hanging out at this beatiful stretch of Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. Microbrews is the norm for drinks here.
7156 Santa Monica Blvd - West Hollywood
Legendary Hollywood Bar and Lounge where you can hang with the Hip Hollywood crowd.
Hollywood Blvd - Hollywood
The waitress is as old as the establishment, located at the incredible beautiful Pantages Theater, this hole in the wall bar used to be the Pantages Lounge and has still the original lights from 1930 , there you have it kids, your History lesson for the day!
6633 Hollywood Blvd - Hollywood
A hip Restaurant and Sake Bar.
It's a very sophisticated, hip and happening spot, brought to you from the same owners as Dolce.
Be stunned by the 50-foot tower of sake fire bar!
8th/Hill Street - Downtown L.A.
Downtown L.A. is becoming a hip spot to hang out.
The Downtown Standard started the movement a couple of years back and now some hip bars are following the path!
The Golden Gopher can be described as a upscale, classy A-List Bar or as the L.A.Times would write," a rock 'n' roll bar with a baroque twist! So, check out what the buzz is all about!
GOOD LUCK BAR
1514 Hillhurst dr. - Los Feliz
In-Famous for a lot of things....
Great Crowd, always fun.
696 N.Robertson - West Hollywood
NYC G-Bar is , well, HERE.
This Staff has been trained to treat you well, no costumer complaints! Very Stylish, hip gay bar with a beautiful outdoor patio. Thursday is ladies night, packed and on Sunday Afternoons a line starts forming after 5PM(Check Bar Promotions for more info)
3357 Wilshire Blvd - Los Angeles
You probably wont find this bar in a tourbook, but this is OLD HOLLYWOOD! Located on the groundfloor of the Gaylord Hotel in Koreatown this nautical themed divebar offers some of the stiffest drinks in town! It is also back on the "hippster" scale with some of Hollywood's "In The Know" people! Check it out!
2460 Wilshire Blvd - Santa Monica
The "sisterbar" from the people behind Holly's in Hollywood is already packing in the crowds.
Although a little more relaxed than it's Hollywood counterpart, to get into this lounge, you still have to pass the doorguys. A cool vibe and good looking, dressed up crowd will await you inside. There is also a late night snack menu offered.
1006 North Seward - Hollywood
Super Model Hang Out & there Admirers, great open air patio
8029 Sunset Blvd - Hollywood
(Entrance in the back)
Formerly known as North, this bar has been revamped. It kind of reminds me of a skilodge. But who cares, as you come here for the A-List crowd that is frequenting this place since Brent Bolthouse took over the bar.
Tough doorpolicy is to be expected, so guys bring plenty of Girl-Eyecandy with you to gain entry
7205 Santa Monica Blvd - Hollywood
Probably the best looking crowd (well, at least it's what THEY think) you can find in L.A.
1775 Ivar Street - Hollywood
Old Greek Restaurant revamped to Hot Party Spot, including a little dancing area & outside patio
101 Broadway - Santa Monica
Basically THE SPOT TO BE on the westside right now! Kai is a Restaurant/Bar with the Bar-Scene taking over later in the night!
The place is packed with hipsters from the Westside, plus the outside patio, with it's fire pits are perfect to warm up during a cool night by the beach!
9010 Melrose Avenue - West Hollywood
Great L.A.Hot Spot, with incredible signature drinks, very European flair, check out the VIP room in the back
1638 N.Las Palmas - Hollywood
Since Les Deux reopend, it has been a celb hot spot. See and be seen is the motto here. Cool patio and lounge, 2 Dj's spinning everything from Hip Hop to Party Tunes. Dress to impress, guys bring girls with you to gain entry!
8338 West 3rd Street - Los Angeles
When you see the white exterior, you know you have found the right place. Linq is a NY Style lounge with high ceilings, plants everywhere, fireplace, and smoking room at the entrance of the restaurant. It is one of the most popular among trendsetters, like you and me (wink wink)
6679 Hollywood Blvd - Hollywood
I have been living in Hollywood for almost 10 years now. To see some shady T-Shirt shop turned into a cool bar is just a delight. You have no idea how much we need bars like this out here. No Cover, No Velvet rope, just a chill place to have fun with excellent bartenders who know how to mix you a drink. If you plan on clubbing that night or just having a chill time, maybe barhopping(?)in the area, this should be one of the spots you have to visit!
LUCKY STRIKE LANES
Inside the Hollywood/Highland Complex - Hollywood
If you feel like bowling or just having a drink, this upscale and hip spot should be the place to check out. This is not your parents bowling spot!
M - BAR
Fountain / Vine - Hollywood
The area around Fountain and Vine is slowly becomiung a great new Bar Hangout! 1235 Vine, 3 Rooms and now M-Bar, a hip addition to this block. Formerly a russian restaurant/danceclub, it is now a great spot for a mixed crowd with a cabaret show saturdays at midnight!
442 North Fairfax Blvd - Los Angeles
A great place for the trendy mixed crowd, just to let you know, the entrance is in the back.
8623 Melrose Avenue - West Hollywood
A more intimate bar on 2 levels with a great 1940's feel and a celeb following.
Although Lenny Kravitz, Method Man, Gwen Stefani all hang out here, this place is more a chic, upscale neighborhood bar without the pretentious hollywood attitude!
20356 Pacific Coast Highway - Malibu
Every day the patio at Moonshadows is a place to relax, watch the ocean, the surfers, the sunset. This place is so L.A., especially after a hard day at work when the cool crowd comes out and dj's spinning some great ambient mood music!
Santa Monica Blvd - West Hollywood
This gay-bar has been here since, well since forever, and the funny thing, it looks like it too!
Make sure you get your drinks mixed by Doug, best Long Island Ice Tea in town!
Sun : Beer - Bust (busy)
10622 Magnolia Blvd - North Hollywood
For all you Valley-Heads out there who sometimes just want to have a view drinks at a cool, hip and fun place without having to drive over the hill, there is a new player in town! NOBAR! Check it out and you might find some Hollywood-Heads lounging over there too! (Incognito of course)
3900 W.6th Street - Los Angeles
This Restaurants claim to fame is the 2 nd floor and there private Karaoke Rooms.
This is not a cheesy, cheap Karaoke affair, you will run into some of your favorite Hollywood Celebs renting rooms(aka, it is very pricy). Great spot for Birthdayparties, if you are into it!
Pig n' Whistle
6714 Hollywood Blvd - Hollywood
Restaurant by day, after 10pm, the lights are dimmed and it morphes into a Martini Lounge for the Hip and Young with some themed nights, from 80's to spoken word to Hip Hop Dancenights, call the Restaurant for nightly events!
8572 Santa Monica Blvd - West Hollywood
Legendary Lesbian Bar, All Welcome. Danceflor, Pooltables, Patio, Cheap Drinks! Always FUN!
8945 Santa Monica Blvd - West Hollywood
Although located in the middle of "Boystown", this slightly upscale neighbourhood bar caters to a mixed crowd. Does not matter if you are coming from shopping on nearby Roertson Blvd or having some drinks before hitting up the clubs, this bar aims to please from fancy cocktails to ice cold beer
112 W.Channel Road - Santa Monica
This bar is so off the beaten path(basically 2 steps from the beach), it had to be discovered by the Westside Hipsters. Cool Spot, sexy people,Karaoke and DJ Nights, just with no attitude!
1201 Abbot Kinney Blvd - Venice
This "artsy" stretch of Venice, with great Restaurants and Galleries got a new Microbrew Bar recently. The huge windows lets you check out the "scenery" while enjoying your drinks
5221 Hollywood Blvd - Hollywood
What is this bar not? One night it's thai gay night, the other Karaoke or there is a rave going on with glowsticks, basically it's not a gay or str8 bar, it's a fun bar for all and everyone.
(Google there Website for event-schedule)
1723 N.Western - Hollywood
Basically walking distance frim The Stone, this little gay bar had a big transformation recently. It's still a work in progress, but they have a dancefloor now and some interesting nights, like the Friday Drag Night and Mandingo, a gay black strip show on Fridays.
A lot of str8 people have recently discovered The Study, because of it's laid back vibe and cheap(er)drinks, compared to other Hollywood Hot Spots
TROPICANA BAR @ THE ROOSEVELT HOTEL
7000 Hollywood Blvd - Hollywood
Not really a dance spot, but a perfect place to start your evening for some drinks.
Sitting Poolside, next to some firepits and watching sexy people greet and mingle is so L.A.
You might spent all night here....
Wilshire Blvd - West L.A
Great Bartenders, College Crowd, Pool, Great Happy Hour with Free Food and half price drinks(thur/fri)
1626 Cahuenga Blvd - Hollywood
Recently expanded, The Room on Cahuenga is still one heck of a cool place. You dont have to enter thru the backalley anymore either(There goes your "Swinger Movie" Monment)
Main Street - Venice
Long established neighbourhood gay bar, always busy with a killer jukebox.
259 N.Pass Avenue - Burbank
A cool nightly Karaoke Bar starts at 9PM, come early for Happy Hour M-F 4-7 PM wich offers $2 Margaritas and Domestic Beer
515 W Seventh St - Los Angeles,
Cocktail-spot with one the largest whiskey lists on the West Coast. Downtown L.A.sure has a big nightlife comeback!
8440 Sunset Blvd - West Hollywood
Well, everyone heard about this place. With a trillion times mentioned on shows like Entertainment Tonight, it's no wonder. Maybe not as Hip as it used to be, it takes nothing away from the breathtaking views and intimate settings by the Pool that this place has to offer. Dress to Impress or watch the cars on Sunset passing you bye...
1515 Abbott Kinney Blvd - Venice
Super Cool newly remodelt hangout for hip, young professionals on the Westside
2nd/Main - Downtown L.A.
A world Class bar that retains architectural and mechanical artifacts from its history as Downtown LA's first private power plant is such a cool spot. This is definatly a more upscale place, catering to the new loft dwellers nearby. Great cocktails, occational live music and a deffinatly enforced dresscode
The Short Stop
1455 Sunset Blvd - Los Angeles
This place used to be a LAPD cop hangout, times definately have changed. Now frequented by a young, dance happy, alternative and inexplicable crowd. No Cover, No signage, just look for a parked cars at this otherwise deserted sunset blvd stretch! call 213-482-4942 for nightly happenings. Great place!
1143 N.Vine Street - Hollywood
Dont get thrown off the Clown Bargain Market Sign above the bar, this one is hard to find, but ones inside, you are at one of the coolest bars in this city. Some great DJ Nights aswell, always a interesting crowd
8280 Sunset Blvd - West Hollywood
Cute, little Martini Bar on the Sunset Strip, great to sit on the patio for people and car watching!(Hey, it is L.A.Afterall!!!)
7901 West 3rd Street - Hollywood
Great place for some tropical drinks and some of the greatest DJ's spinn here nightly
VELVET MARGARITA CANTINA
Cahuenga Blvd in Hollywood is sure the hottest and hippest street in L.A. with multiple bars, reatsurants, shops and more on 2 blks. Velvet Margarita,think a carnival funhouse -meets-Tijuna chic, with velvet walls, and black lit Elvis portraits, roving mariachis and hip patrons!
After 10.30 PM the restaurant turns more into a lounge with L.A.hipsters mingeling and DJ's doing there thing! Fun!
1819 Ocean Ave - Santa Monica
Probably the hippest place in Santa Monica right now. Hippsters, High Rollers, Hot Guys and Girls, you name it, they got it!!! Bring a lot of $$$$, you can even get your own private cabana, for $500 that is of course!!!
930 Hilgard Avenue - Westwood
Hot Spot offers upscale coolness at the W Hotel. Hip and happening like the sisterbars in NYC and SF.
6255 Sunset Blvd - Hollywood
This bar has some great entertainment industry people as regulars, although it pretty much flies below the Hip radar. Cool spot though, entrance is on the side of the building!
7746 Santa Monica Blvd - West Hollywood
The spot to be at the moment, celebs galore that makes you forget that Hyde ever existed. Dress up, not down and be prepared to charm the doorpeople for entry.