Top 8 Amazing Bars in Los Angeles

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California doesn’t run out of options when it comes to the many amazing bars in Los Angeles. Whether you are looking for a rooftop bar with a view, a themed bar, or a cocktail lounge, this city has every type of option. While Hollywood has all the liveliest bars, Downtown to Santa Monica consists of some of the most impressive bars in Los Angeles. If you are a tourist in this city or looking for a new bar to grab a drink rather than your usual place, then this is the list you must go through. We have created a roundup of some of the best bars in Los Angeles. You are guaranteed to find something that caters to your taste.

1. La Cita

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La Cita will never disappoint you, no matter which day of the week you visit this bar. With their live music and DJ, their calendar always remains full of events. Thus, make sure to check out their event calendar if you want to pay a visit when your favorite band or DJ comes. This bar is well-known for its fun dance nights and party atmosphere. They have an outdoor space called ‘El Patio’, giving the guests an up-close view of Downtown LA. Moreover, they host a Bloody Mary event every Sunday during their happy hour, starting from 2 pm till 9 pm. Therein, you will get to create your Bloody Mary.
Location: 336 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Timings: Monday to Friday- 11 am- 2 am; Saturday to Sunday- 1o am - 2 am
Must-try: cocktails

2. The Spare room

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If you are looking for a great bar in Los Angeles out spot with friends, then this is one of the best choices. The Spare room doesn’t only provide a cocktail lounge but also a gaming parlor. The two vintage bowling lanes are the center of attention of this bar. But they also come with a wide choice of board games. They offer an incredible selection of cocktails with names like Bird’s aren’t real, Highway to bell, and Babe I’m gonna leave you. You can pair up these cocktails with their small plates, such as the raclette grilled cheese.
Location: 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Timings: Wednesday to Thursday - 5 pm - 11 pm; Friday to Sunday - 3 pm - 11 pm; Monday to Tuesday - Closed
Must-try: Birds aren't real, that includes wild turkey bourbon, Blackstrap rum, Campari, black tea, and Lime

3. Lanea

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Lanea boasts of its Instagram worthy ambiance and a menu of over 400 types of tequila and mescal. It is a great spot in Santa Monica near the beach. They have also added an outdoor patio where they offer an everyday happy hour with only $2 tacos and $9 cocktails. With their authentic cuisine and hand selection of cocktails, this bar brings the taste of Mexico to Santa Monica.  The food here receives as much praise as their cocktails. So if you ever plan to visit, the loaded nachos and their epic lamb barbacoa tacos are the must-haves.
Location: 217 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Timings: Tuesday to Thursday - 5 pm - 8 pm; Monday closed
Must-try: Tequila, nachos, and barbacoa tacos

4. Melody

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Whether you are on a date or a group dinner, this bar in Los Angeles is perfect for all situations. The dimly lit main room will fit best for the first option and the outside patio for the latter. It also has a ‘wine down’ happy hour from 5-7 pm that is best suited to grab an after-work drink. The wine bar is best known for its low intervention wine all across the globe but specializes in French, Italian, and Spanish grapes. Moreover, they serve some of the classic food such as raw oysters, steak as well as seasonal salads.
Location:751 N Virgil Ave, Los Angeles
Timings: 12 pm - 8 pm
Must-try: Wine and pasta

5. Gracias Madre

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Since their opening, the place has received many accolades, such as the best Tequila bar in LA and the best vegan restaurant. Gracias Madre offers vegan Mexican food, which is not an option you can find everywhere. Moreover, all the ingredients are locally based and organic. Their bar menu contains over 100 tequila and mescal spirits. This agave-heavy cocktail list highlights the independent producers and small-batch distillers in Mexico. Furthermore, the food menu has some of the town’s tastiest vegan food, like guacamole and enchiladas Verdes.
Location: 8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Timings: 11 am - 10 pm
Must-try: Margarita, gorditas, and quesadilla

6. Everson Royce Bar

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Established in 2015, the Everson Royce Bar in Art’s district serves incredible cocktails, an extensive selection of wines, and mouth-watering food, especially the burgers. This bar in Los Angeles has a long interior bar area with banquette style seating, but the magic happens at the massive outdoor patio.  That backyard has string lights, picnic tables, bocce balls, and overall exudes an outstanding vibe.  The wine and cocktail options are better than most full-fledged restaurants in LA. It serves barrel-aged cocktails and also some rare Japanese whiskeys. However, you can also ask the bartender to whip up something based on your taste, and you’ll not be disappointed.
Location: 1936 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Timings: Wednesday to Thursday - 5 pm - 11 pm; Sunday - 2 pm - 11 pm; Monday to Tuesday- closed
Must-try: Burgers and cocktails

7. Apotheke

As the name suggests, the Apotheke Mixology theme surrounds the old age world era of pharmacists. Their cocktail menu is known as the Prescription list to go with the theme of this cocktail bar. The list is divided into five sections- Aphrodisiacs, pain killers, stress relievers, health and beauty, and stimulants. The bartenders put on their lab coats and use herbs and botanicals to whip up complex cocktails. Even though the prices for the cocktails are not given on the list, all of their drinks are priced at $16. The interior of this LA outpost in Chinatown exudes the same opulence and a dark and chilled out vibe as its original in New York City.
Location: 1746 N Spring St, Los Angeles
Timings: Friday - Saturday - 3 to 8 pm
Must-try: Queen of spades, Greenseer, and Forlorn dragon

8. The Broken Shaker

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A rooftop hotel bar, Broken Shaker, is at the pool deck of the Freehand hotel of Los Angeles. But along with the pool, the place also consists of two tiki-inspired bars and up-close views of Downtown LA. You can also enjoy DJs during the weekends. The cocktails here bring out the essence of the beach in the city. They have an eclectic menu of handcrafted cocktails made with homemade elixirs and exotic ingredients. Try out their O-Fish-Ally Open, a tiki-inspired drink made especially for the people in LA.
Location: 416 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Timings: Monday to Friday - 2 pm - 10 pm; Saturday to Sunday - 12 pm - 10 pm
Must-try: Handcrafted cocktails and salad
Now that you are aware of the best choices of bars in Los Angeles book a reservation and visit these places with a date or your group of friends.

This post was published by Konika Datta

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