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11 Lovely LA Daiquiris to Help You Slide into the Weekend

Perfect for easy sipping.

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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.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Strand House

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117 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-7470
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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.

2. SHOREbar

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112 W Channel Rd
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 429-1851

With its easygoing vibe and nautical touches, Shore Bar feels like the perfect home for water-loving Hemingway’s favorite libation.

3. Hatchet Hall

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12517 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

The meandering Hatchet Hall leaves plenty of room for locals to drink, while their rustic feel invites drinkers to linger.

4. République

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624 S LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(310) 362-6115
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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

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7617 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 850-5400
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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

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6356 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 469-0040
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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

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1159 Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 466-1324
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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

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4500 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-6377
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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

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1927 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-0100

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

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714 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 745-7090
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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

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840 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 282-2010
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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.

1. The Strand House

117 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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.

117 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

2. SHOREbar

112 W Channel Rd, 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.

112 W Channel Rd
Santa Monica, CA 90402

3. Hatchet Hall

12517 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

The meandering Hatchet Hall leaves plenty of room for locals to drink, while their rustic feel invites drinkers to linger.

12517 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

4. République

624 S LA Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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.

624 S LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

5. The Pikey

7617 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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.

7617 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

6. Hemingway's Lounge

6356 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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.

6356 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

7. La Descarga

1159 Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

The Cuban-themed bar that helped anchor the eastern edges of Hollywood, La Descarga still pumps out daiquiris at an amazing rate.

1159 Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029

8. MessHall Kitchen

4500 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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.

4500 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

9. Big Bar

1927 Hillhurst Ave, 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.

1927 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

10. Caña Rum Bar

714 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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.

714 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

11. Preux & Proper

840 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

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.

840 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

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