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A Handy Guide to Singles Bars in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is a town full of beautiful people, with a multitude of bars that cater to their pleasant interaction and discourse. However, there's a special breed of drinking dens and watering holes that function on another level — singles bars. Prime meeting grounds for meeting new people and making connections. Herein, a handy guide to the Best Singles Bars in Los Angeles, just in time for Valentine's Day.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Happy Ending Bar & Restaurant

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7038 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 469-7038
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This meat market is legendary in Hollywood. Take some very good looking people, pack them in with strong drinks, and there's a winner. The ages tend to run younger, with some college-heavy contingent, but getting lucky isn't just in the name here.

2. Rush Street

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9546 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 837-9546
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The older brother to college bars, this is where young professionals and thirty-somethings get their drink, food, and dance on. The expansive space in Culver City has an appropriate urban look that feels relaxed and comfortable, all the better for hooking up.

3. Rooftop Bar at The Standard, Downtown LA

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550 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 892-8080
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One of the coolest, hippest places in Downtown, this rooftop bar is a modern classic. The cabana-sofas and low-flung seating makes for great conversation stations while the bar makes "standard" drinks that feel just right for the jet-set.

4. Bigfoot Lodge West

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10939 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 287-2200
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This over-the-top drinking den in Culver City makes for great people watching. The cocktails are actually very respectable and the vibe is friendly. For Valentine's Day, they're hosting a party called Stupid Cupid, an Anti V-Day shindig with 80's music and dancing all night long. Period-era garb encouraged.

5. Yankee Doodle's

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1410 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-4632
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The food is something to skip at this SaMo watering hole that always has a great-looking crowd that doesn't mind letting itself loose. Pool tables are an ideal place to find some company.

6. 4100 Bar

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1087 Manzanita St
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 666-4460
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The dark, sexy vibe at this Silver lake drinking den has just the right mix that has a bit of Indiana Jones meets Tomb Raider theme. Good jukebox tunes, ample seating all around, and a better-than-dive-bar approach to cocktails.

7. Bar Lubitsch

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7702 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 654-1234

The crowd is always impressive at this West Hollywood bar, which teems with attractive people of all types. The cocktails are better than average and the tunes are eclectic enough to please anyone.

8. The Phoenix

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14 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90211
(310) 289-5925
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This expansive place on Restaurant Row looks very much like a bachelor pad on steroids, with pool tables, TVs galore, and plenty of faux-distressed wood. The drinks are expensive and terrible, but the scene is undeniable. The people standing around at places like this are often more valuable than what's on the menu (with the exception of the beer list, which is respectable). The music never reaches a fever point, which aids in, well, conversation.

9. Darkroom

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7302 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 931-3800

There's always a fun crowd packed into this Melrose bar, with friendly people and nice music to go along with the straightforward decor. The food is a step above the average bar, which doesn't hurt when drinks leads to the munchies.

10. Barney's Beanery

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1351 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 656-5777
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It's a little more raucous at this Santa Monica watering hole that's part sports bar, part neighborhood dive, and part hangout joint for anyone on the 3rd St. Promenade. The open atmosphere makes it easy to meet people and hook up, but expansive menu and drink selections make it easy to spend hours here.

11. The Brig

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1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 399-7537
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One of the more crowded places on Abbot Kinney, which means great tunes (usually from a DJ), attractive clientele, and a relaxed vibe that makes it easy for singles to mingle.

12. BRÜ HAUS

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11831 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 473-2337
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The minimalist space on the Wilshire side of Brentwood is a magnet for the post-work, young adult crowd. There's TVs for sports viewing, a better-than-average beer list, and some tasty bar bites with a German slant. It seems like there's as much bar seating and standing room as there are tables, which means plenty of opportunity to converse with other singles.

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1. The Happy Ending Bar & Restaurant

7038 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

This meat market is legendary in Hollywood. Take some very good looking people, pack them in with strong drinks, and there's a winner. The ages tend to run younger, with some college-heavy contingent, but getting lucky isn't just in the name here.

7038 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

2. Rush Street

9546 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

The older brother to college bars, this is where young professionals and thirty-somethings get their drink, food, and dance on. The expansive space in Culver City has an appropriate urban look that feels relaxed and comfortable, all the better for hooking up.

9546 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

3. Rooftop Bar at The Standard, Downtown LA

550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

One of the coolest, hippest places in Downtown, this rooftop bar is a modern classic. The cabana-sofas and low-flung seating makes for great conversation stations while the bar makes "standard" drinks that feel just right for the jet-set.

550 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

4. Bigfoot Lodge West

10939 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

This over-the-top drinking den in Culver City makes for great people watching. The cocktails are actually very respectable and the vibe is friendly. For Valentine's Day, they're hosting a party called Stupid Cupid, an Anti V-Day shindig with 80's music and dancing all night long. Period-era garb encouraged.

10939 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034

5. Yankee Doodle's

1410 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

The food is something to skip at this SaMo watering hole that always has a great-looking crowd that doesn't mind letting itself loose. Pool tables are an ideal place to find some company.

1410 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

6. 4100 Bar

1087 Manzanita St, Los Angeles, CA 90029

The dark, sexy vibe at this Silver lake drinking den has just the right mix that has a bit of Indiana Jones meets Tomb Raider theme. Good jukebox tunes, ample seating all around, and a better-than-dive-bar approach to cocktails.

1087 Manzanita St
Los Angeles, CA 90029

7. Bar Lubitsch

7702 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

The crowd is always impressive at this West Hollywood bar, which teems with attractive people of all types. The cocktails are better than average and the tunes are eclectic enough to please anyone.

7702 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

8. The Phoenix

14 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90211

This expansive place on Restaurant Row looks very much like a bachelor pad on steroids, with pool tables, TVs galore, and plenty of faux-distressed wood. The drinks are expensive and terrible, but the scene is undeniable. The people standing around at places like this are often more valuable than what's on the menu (with the exception of the beer list, which is respectable). The music never reaches a fever point, which aids in, well, conversation.

14 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90211

9. Darkroom

7302 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

There's always a fun crowd packed into this Melrose bar, with friendly people and nice music to go along with the straightforward decor. The food is a step above the average bar, which doesn't hurt when drinks leads to the munchies.

7302 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

10. Barney's Beanery

1351 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

It's a little more raucous at this Santa Monica watering hole that's part sports bar, part neighborhood dive, and part hangout joint for anyone on the 3rd St. Promenade. The open atmosphere makes it easy to meet people and hook up, but expansive menu and drink selections make it easy to spend hours here.

1351 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

11. The Brig

1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

One of the more crowded places on Abbot Kinney, which means great tunes (usually from a DJ), attractive clientele, and a relaxed vibe that makes it easy for singles to mingle.

1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

12. BRÜ HAUS

11831 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

The minimalist space on the Wilshire side of Brentwood is a magnet for the post-work, young adult crowd. There's TVs for sports viewing, a better-than-average beer list, and some tasty bar bites with a German slant. It seems like there's as much bar seating and standing room as there are tables, which means plenty of opportunity to converse with other singles.

11831 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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