Every day during Cocktail Week, Eater has been deploying maps of the city's best destinations for a particularly classic cocktail. Monday we rounded up the martini, Tuesday was the venerable Old Fashioned, Wednesday brought about the Negroni, and yesterday was the Manhattan. Today: the daiquiri. Smooth and delicious, it was rumored to be Hemingway's favorite drink — and for good reason.Read More
11 Lovely LA Daiquiris to Help You Slide into the Weekend
Perfect for easy sipping.
1. The Strand House
This beachy drink works perfectly when you’re near the ocean. Even if you’re technically indoors, or on their long balcony, a block from the water.
Santa Monica, CA 90402
With its easygoing vibe and nautical touches, Shore Bar feels like the perfect home for water-loving Hemingway’s favorite libation.
3. Hatchet Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90066
The meandering Hatchet Hall leaves plenty of room for locals to drink, while their rustic feel invites drinkers to linger.
Sitting at the long bar here is perhaps the best evening move in town, considering the long wait for tables. Sidle up for a simple daiquiri and watch the bartender get to work.
5. The Pikey
Don’t let this Hollywood bar’s British veneer fool you: the bar turns out classics from across the globe, including the Cuban-inspired daiquiri.
6. Hemingway's Lounge
What else is there to order at Hollywood’s lounge-y ode to the man himself? It’s all daiquiri all the time inside this library-looking hotspot.
7. La Descarga
The Cuban-themed bar that helped anchor the eastern edges of Hollywood, La Descarga still pumps out daiquiris at an amazing rate.
8. MessHall Kitchen
Los Feliz’s neighborhood gem gets the basics right, and it’s certainly true with their punchy version of the classic daiquiri. Perfect for late-summer sipping next to a pile of their fresh oysters.
9. Big Bar
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Top barmen make Big Bar a nightly pilgrimage, and they’re often asking for simple versions of the classic. Hence the Hemingway’s daiquiri, made just like the old man himself would have wanted.
10. Caña Rum Bar
Downtown’s favorite rum bar makes perhaps the best daiquiri in the city — why shouldn’t they? — thanks to their impressive house stash of hard-to-source rums.
11. Preux & Proper
OK, OK. These are a little more frozen and slushy-esque, but who doesn’t love a cheesy change of pace cocktail now and again. It helps that they’re delicious, of course.