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20 Essential Cocktail Bars in Los Angeles

Strong, well-made drinks are the order of the day and here’s where to go to get ‘em in LA

A Decade-Old Boutique Hotel in Mid-Wilshire Gets the Best Kind of Rooftop Makeover

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The 14 Hottest Cocktail Spots in Los Angeles

Sip LA’s newest drinks at these restaurants, bars, and lounges

Downtown LA’s Extravagant New Nightclub Features Live Lucha Libre Wrestling Matches

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Some of LA’s Best Cocktails Are Hidden Behind a Bookshelf at This Valley Speakeasy

For nearly half a century, the Rendition Room’s Scott Warren has been serving some of the best drinks in town

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Inside the Magical Tiki Mirage, a Box Truck-Turned-Cocktail Bar

A converted delivery truck in Playa Vista is secretly the most invigorating new place to drink in all of Los Angeles right now

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Lincoln Heights’ 100-Year-Old Dive Bar the Airliner Is Back — and More Asian Than Ever

Chef Vinh Nguyen injects inventive Chinese and Southeast Asian flavors into easy-eating pub fare

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Dancers, Drinks, and Caviar Collide at LA’s Wildest New Cocktail Spot

Mr. Wanderlust, the next arrival from the Level 8 restaurant development near L.A. Live, promises to put on a show

It’s Going to Be Jungle Bird Summer at Venice’s New Tiki-Inspired Cocktail Lounge

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Sidle Up to These 15 Swanky Speakeasy Cocktail Bars in Los Angeles

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An Intimate Cocktail Lounge With Rare Spirits and a Roving Booze Cart Debuts in Downtown LA

Find Iberian-inspired bites, moody lighting, and just 18 seats inside Dahlia in Downtown

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16 Rooftop Bars with Incredible LA Views

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Long Beach’s New Dive Bar Hangout Embraces Thrift Store Chic

The recently-opened Baby Gee on 4th Street is a community-focused cocktail hangout from a pair of LA industry vets

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Historic Filipinotown’s Women-Owned Cocktail Bar Genever to Close Next Week

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LA’s Hottest Nightclub Is a Boozy Boba Lounge Hiding in Little Tokyo

Little Tokyo’s Sip serves bubble tea and alcohol in a true nightclub environment

Soak In the French Disco Vibes at West Hollywood’s Ritzy New Queer Bar

A Slice of Argentina’s Cocktail Culture Arrives in LA With Negronis and Sushi Galore

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This New Arts District Stunner Is a Tribute to ’70s Italian Disco Cocktail Clubs

The De La Nonna folks have added a completely revamped bar next to its hip pizza restaurant with DJ disco sets, cocktails, and dancing

A Throwback Aperitivo Bar Spritzes Up a Historic Eagle Rock Restaurant

Long Beach’s Decades-Old Queer Bar Scene Makes the Port City an LGBTQ Haven

Beverly Hills’s New Cigar and Whiskey Bar Is the Fanciest Place for an After-Dinner Drink

Winston House Brings Live Music and Supper Club Fare to Venice Beach

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Nova Brewing in Covina Is Producing the First LA-Made Sake in Over 70 Years 

Without available equipment, James Jin and Emiko Tanabe are trying to revive California-made sake using local rice

North Hollywood Bar Wants to Turn Into a Members-Only Club for Vaccinated People

LA’s Beloved Dive Bars Could Reopen in a Few Weeks After Being Closed for More than a Year

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LA’s Beach Dive Bars Try to Outlast the Pandemic, One Beer and Burger at a Time

Venice’s Hinano Cafe, Ercoles in Manhattan Beach, and Joe Jost’s in Long Beach all plot a future post-COVID-19

The Pandemic Halted Mezcal Production, but LA’s Unrivaled Madre Is Still Pouring

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Even During a Pandemic, LA’s Black-Owned Bars Offer a Ray of Hope

Well-before coronavirus, Black-owned bars in Los Angeles were on life support. But an emerging community rose to make sure they’re not forgotten

Cocktail Master Vincenzo Marianella Brings His A-Game to Santa Monica’s Fia Lounge

Downtown’s Quiet Clifton’s Republic Plans Big New Bar Expansion

Star Bartender Departs From Downtown’s Stunning Parisian-Style Cocktail Bar

Talented LA Bartender Opens Ambitious New Cocktail Spot in Thousand Oaks