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BarToni's, a Sincere Cocktail Sanctuary in North Hollywood

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Late night Italian-American classic Little Toni's gets a much needed bar upgrade.

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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

BarToni's took just a few months to make a complete transformation in North Hollywood, and the results are glorious. Helmed by Aidan Demarest, who shuttered his passion project Neat earlier this year, BarToni's is the ideal complement to the iconic late night Little Toni's to which it is attached. Touting a similar Old World aesthetic, but with some shinier bits, it's the ideal kind of place for a night cap. The design comes from Ricki Klein, while owner Mitch Rotner continues to run the operation at Little Toni's as a whole.

As for the drink list, Demarest has a very reasonably priced selection of classics and some originals. Consider a Northside, mixing Broker's gin, lime, cucumber, and fresh basil, or a refreshing Caipirinha with Lebon caçaca, both of which run $10. The Italian-American Reconciliation, which stirs up Old Overholt with two Italian amari, is a more original tipple you can have after a gut-busting pizza. Cocktailians will be happy to see the grasshopper "stolen" from Portland's Jeffrey Morgenthaler, which blends creme de cacao and menthe with fernet branca and Aviation gin. See the full menu below.

Open Monday to Saturday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

4745 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91602

Bartoni's Menu