The 11 Best New Bars in Los Angeles: Summer 2017
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The 11 Best New Bars in Los Angeles: Summer 2017

It should come as no surprise that new bars are popping up in Los Angeles all the time. Many of these spots are vanguards, offering new trends and styles of drinking. One might be a more relaxed craft spot, another might have sweeter-yet-balanced drinks, and still another might effortlessly incorporate high-tech equipment and techniques. At least one of these 11 new establishments could be your next favorite hangout.—Caroline Pardilla

*Bars are listed alphabetically.

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1.  Accomplice

Although Accomplice is in the guise of a neighborhood bar tucked in a neighborhood, people usually drive through to get to…
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2.  Bar Clacson

The folks behind many of downtown’s hottest cocktail spots, 213 Hospitality, collaborated with renowned barmen Eric Alperin (The Varnish) and Richard…
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3.  Bernadette’s

There’s no mistaking this small downtown craft beer bar as pretentious, especially when it inexplicably touts itself as “the dumbest bar…
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4.  Birds & Bees

Before there was this swank subterranean bar, in this space was an LAPD gym. Thankfully, weight machines have been traded for…
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5.  Black Rabbit Rose

Unlike L.A.’s iconic Magic Castle, you don’t have to be a club member or a magician to gain access to this…
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6.  Laurel Hardware’s Mezcal Bar

If mezcal was a bar, it would be this one. The owners of Laurel Hardware’s Mezcal Bar in West Hollywood actually…
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7.  Mezcalero

Leave your thoughts of Margaritas and a bucket o’ Tecate beer at home as new downtown watering hole Mezcalero aims to…
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8.  Mikkeller DTLA

For its first Los Angeles outpost, Danish brewery Mikkeller took a more-than-100-year-old auto repair shop and preserved its industrial feel, high…
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9.  Prank

If speakeasies and dark bars aren’t your thing, there’s L.A.’s first-ever walk-up bar, meaning one can just walk up to the…
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10.  The Slipper Clutch

Like its attached sister bar, Bar Clacson, The Slipper Clutch has a high cocktail pedigree, backed by The Varnish’s Eric Alperin…
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11.  Woodley Proper

For those who believe the best seat in the house is at the bar, Woodley Proper in Encino is for you.…
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