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Jean-Georges Rosé-Aperol spritz

Where to Sip on Refreshing Aperol Spritzes in Los Angeles

It’s the ideal time to drink the elegant, slightly bitter aperitivo

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Jean-Georges Rosé-Aperol spritz

The Italians have enjoyed the Aperol spritz cocktail as the perfect summer libation for many years. Known for its orangey color and slightly bitter taste, Aperol is an aperitif (usually a before dinner drink). Ask for a spritz and it’s incredibly refreshing, especially when paired with Prosecco or another type of bubbles and a splash of soda. Recently, many LA restaurants and bars have incorporated different variations of the classic cocktail, making it a crisp and satisfying segue to a nice meal.

Here, find affordable and traditional options as well as unique Aperol spritzes that compliment this LA summer heat harmoniously.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Lunetta All Day

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2420 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 581-4201
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With Lunetta’s two separate concepts, there’s so much to choose from depending on the mood. For brunch and a more casual environment, check out Lunetta All Day. While perusing the menu, order the Aperol spritz with grapefruit tonic for an added brightness of citrus. Afterwards, head over to the swanky dining room for more elevated fare.

2. Jean-Georges Beverly Hills

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9850 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 860-6566
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Situated inside the beautiful Waldorf Astoria, Jean-Georges’s upscale restaurant doesn’t disappoint. The new social hour makes it a tad more affordable for those not wanting to break the bank. So, grab a Rosé-Aperol spritz with Grey Goose and fresh lime juice and order the avocado Carpaccio pizzetta for good measure.

3. Élephante

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1332 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(424) 320-2384
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Élephante recently opened its Santa Monica doors right in the midst of summer introducing a rooftop restaurant and bar. The chic interior and cool vibe make it a reliable spot for catching up with friends. Enjoy a classic Aperol spritz on draft and take in that ocean view.

4. Preux & Proper

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840 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 896-0090
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At Preux and Proper, boozy cocktails and tasty Southern fare go hand-in-hand. Start the meal with the Southern spritz, which incorporates Aperol, grapefruit, and Grey Goose for an extra kick.

5. Esters Wine Shop & Bar

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1314 7th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 899-6900
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Esters in Santa Monica is a one-stop shop for quickly grabbing a nice bottle of wine to go or choosing to stay for a nice meal. Either way, take a break and enjoy a classic Aperol Spritz on the lovely shaded patio.

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6. Neighbor

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1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 314-3625
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Neighbor’s enchanting interior in Venice makes it easy to feel at home. With a ton of creative cocktails, Neighbor’s take on the Aperol spritz is called The Oaxacan with lime, grapefruit, and mezcal for a smoky twist. 

7. Scopa Italian Roots

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2905 Washington Blvd
Venice, CA 90292
(310) 821-1100
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Chef Antonia Lofaso helps dissolve old school Italian cravings on the Westside with Scopa. The extensive bar gives way to a variety of traditional and inspired cocktails including the classic Aperol spritz. Otherwise, try the Sierra Norte with Aperol, mezcal, and pineapple for a different variation on the classic Italian aperitivo.

8. Accomplice Bar

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3811 Grand View Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 574-7610
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Accomplice Bar is a cool neighborhood hangout in Mar Vista boasting distinctive cocktails. The Aperol Spritz here has yuzu, carrot juice, vanilla, and sake for the most unique adaptation. Pair it with food from Little Fatty next door, and it’s easy to see why locals enjoy this bar.

9. Bar Clacson

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351 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 265-7477
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Bar Clacson is one of the first places bartenders in other parts of LA will recommend for Downtown bar nights, which is a good sign. The Aperol spritz here is made with fresh lemon juice and white wine syrup giving it a refreshing riff on the original.

10. Veranda

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939 S Figueroa St #500
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 660-3032
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Downtown’s newest poolside option is Veranda, tucked away in the back of the recently remodeled Hotel Figueroa near L.A. Live. The breezy, open-air space makes it seems like one is always dining in summertime, and the healthy Aperol spritz pours don’t hurt, either. —Farley Elliott

11. Wood & Water

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13359 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 855-1661
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Wood & Water in Sherman Oaks works well for date night or a nice evening with friends. Also, it’s hard to beat 99-cent oysters during happy hour, which would compliment a refreshing Aperol spritz perfectly.

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12. The Friend

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2611 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 522-6835
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For a bar with 90’s vibe and music on the weekends, look no further than The Friend in Silverlake. Not to mention, an affordable Aperol spritz costs $7 for happy hour, making it even easier to unwind on the Eastside. 

1. Lunetta All Day

2420 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

With Lunetta’s two separate concepts, there’s so much to choose from depending on the mood. For brunch and a more casual environment, check out Lunetta All Day. While perusing the menu, order the Aperol spritz with grapefruit tonic for an added brightness of citrus. Afterwards, head over to the swanky dining room for more elevated fare.

2420 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

2. Jean-Georges Beverly Hills

9850 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Situated inside the beautiful Waldorf Astoria, Jean-Georges’s upscale restaurant doesn’t disappoint. The new social hour makes it a tad more affordable for those not wanting to break the bank. So, grab a Rosé-Aperol spritz with Grey Goose and fresh lime juice and order the avocado Carpaccio pizzetta for good measure.

9850 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

3. Élephante

1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Élephante recently opened its Santa Monica doors right in the midst of summer introducing a rooftop restaurant and bar. The chic interior and cool vibe make it a reliable spot for catching up with friends. Enjoy a classic Aperol spritz on draft and take in that ocean view.

1332 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

4. Preux & Proper

840 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

At Preux and Proper, boozy cocktails and tasty Southern fare go hand-in-hand. Start the meal with the Southern spritz, which incorporates Aperol, grapefruit, and Grey Goose for an extra kick.

840 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

5. Esters Wine Shop & Bar

1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Kathryn Coker

Esters in Santa Monica is a one-stop shop for quickly grabbing a nice bottle of wine to go or choosing to stay for a nice meal. Either way, take a break and enjoy a classic Aperol Spritz on the lovely shaded patio.

1314 7th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

6. Neighbor

1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Neighbor’s enchanting interior in Venice makes it easy to feel at home. With a ton of creative cocktails, Neighbor’s take on the Aperol spritz is called The Oaxacan with lime, grapefruit, and mezcal for a smoky twist. 

1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

7. Scopa Italian Roots

2905 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292

Chef Antonia Lofaso helps dissolve old school Italian cravings on the Westside with Scopa. The extensive bar gives way to a variety of traditional and inspired cocktails including the classic Aperol spritz. Otherwise, try the Sierra Norte with Aperol, mezcal, and pineapple for a different variation on the classic Italian aperitivo.

2905 Washington Blvd
Venice, CA 90292

8. Accomplice Bar

3811 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Accomplice Bar is a cool neighborhood hangout in Mar Vista boasting distinctive cocktails. The Aperol Spritz here has yuzu, carrot juice, vanilla, and sake for the most unique adaptation. Pair it with food from Little Fatty next door, and it’s easy to see why locals enjoy this bar.

3811 Grand View Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

9. Bar Clacson

351 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Bar Clacson is one of the first places bartenders in other parts of LA will recommend for Downtown bar nights, which is a good sign. The Aperol spritz here is made with fresh lemon juice and white wine syrup giving it a refreshing riff on the original.

351 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013

10. Veranda

939 S Figueroa St #500, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Downtown’s newest poolside option is Veranda, tucked away in the back of the recently remodeled Hotel Figueroa near L.A. Live. The breezy, open-air space makes it seems like one is always dining in summertime, and the healthy Aperol spritz pours don’t hurt, either. —Farley Elliott

939 S Figueroa St #500
Los Angeles, CA 90015

11. Wood & Water

13359 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Wood & Water
Bar at Wood & Water
Wonho Frank Lee

Wood & Water in Sherman Oaks works well for date night or a nice evening with friends. Also, it’s hard to beat 99-cent oysters during happy hour, which would compliment a refreshing Aperol spritz perfectly.

13359 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

12. The Friend

2611 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

For a bar with 90’s vibe and music on the weekends, look no further than The Friend in Silverlake. Not to mention, an affordable Aperol spritz costs $7 for happy hour, making it even easier to unwind on the Eastside. 

2611 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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