Bars In Los Angeles
From traditional, old-school watering holes to the latest and trendiest hot spots, LA’s diverse bar scene is always expanding. Enjoy yourself, but be aware of rigorously enforced anti drinking-and-driving laws when planning your itinerary for the evening.
At Musso & Frank Grill, a historic Hollywood cornerstone, the cocktails and décor remain almost unchanged since the time when renowned author William Faulkner drank here. Beauty Bar, with its faux beauty salon look, attracts those who like a martini with their manicure. Top DJs spin here weekly. Specialty bars also abound. The kitschy yet hip El Carmen serves more than 270 kinds of tequila along with authentic Mexican bar fare. European-style gastro-pub Father’s Office in Santa Monica has 36 artisan beers on tap and a wonderful choice of estate wines.
It serves some of the most outstanding bar snacks in town. Tom Bergin’s Tavern is a traditional Irish pub, with veteran bartenders who prepare the best Irish coffee in town.
For star sightings, try Polo Lounge at Beverly Hills Hotel, or Windows Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel. Both venues cater to tycoons, the very well-heeled, and celebrities. Rooftop Bar at Standard Downtown combines panoramic skyscraper views, with alfresco lounging all year long. The bar is gently lit by lights from the office towers nearby, while an outdoor fireplace keeps the rooftop warm.
Another intimate and elegant bar is Hotel Casa del Mar’s lobby lounge, Veranda, which is cosily furnished with plush leather couches, and offers picturesque ocean views.