Even though L.A. bars continue to remain closed, there are still plenty of restaurants in the city to enjoy a drink al fresco. In addition to serving cocktails outdoors, which can also be taken to-go, these restaurants adhere to California’s guidelines for outdoor dining, including spacing tables and chairs six feet apart and requiring staff and guests to wear face coverings. The only stipulation is that imbibers must order food to go along with their cocktails, but at a restaurant, that just means bites that are a step up from salted nuts. Here now are 21 fabulous places to drink al fresco in Los Angeles.
Removed: Formosa Cafe, Redbird, Everson Royce Bar, Post and Beam, the Tasting Kitchen, Hippo
Added: All-Season Brewing, Severance, Party Beer Co., Thunderbolt, the Mermaid, Melrose Umbrella Co., Lowboy
A number of LA restaurants have resumed dine-in service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Los Angeles Public Health website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More