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The 11 Best New Bars in Los Angeles:
Fall 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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The 23 Essential Los Angeles Bars:
Summer 2017

Not many cities can boast the same dedication to drinking diversity that Los Angeles does. It’s a craft beer town, wine haven and craft cocktail destination all rolled into one sprawling metropolis. Angelenos will never go thirsty, thanks to the city’s abundance of stellar drinking options. One list can never cover everyone’s needs all the time. But if you’re looking for a handy assessment of which places, from iconic Tiki bars to James Dean’s favorite spot, matter most, this is the list.—Caroline Pardilla

*Bars are listed alphabetically.

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Experience Cognac Like Never Before at Hennessy’s Le Grand Voyage

Nov 10, 2017 · Entertainment California Florida Los Angeles Miami New York

If you’ve ever experienced interactive theater, an escape room or even a really good haunted house, you know the thrill that comes from being immersed in something you’re not quite expecting. Enter Hennessy’s Le Grand Voyage, a new experiential and educational pop-up that serves up wows. Hennessy has been producing fine cognac for more than […]

Discover the Best Fernet-Branca Cocktails in Los Angeles

Oct 27, 2017 · Cocktails Entertainment California Long Beach Los Angeles

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Bartenders have their own way of saying hello. They skip the pleasantries and pour Fernet-Branca. It’s a code known as the Fernet Handshake. And some of Los Angeles’ best bartenders are letting cocktail lovers in on the secret. Just order one of the unique and delicious Fernet-Branca cocktails being served near you. Experience even more about how to live the handshake.

What Inspires the Talented Finalists of the Tequila Herradura Legends Competition?

Oct 03, 2017 · Cocktails People Alexandria Atlanta Boston Boulder Buffalo Chicago CO Denver Detroit FL GA Indianapolis Lancaster Las Vegas Los Angeles Morristown Nashville New York NJ NY Orlando PA Philadelphia Queens Roanoke San Diego San Francisco Savannah SEATTLE VA VT Winooski Winter Park

The slate is set for the finale of the Tequila Herradura Legends competition. Bartenders will be traveling to Mexico for the experience of a lifetime. They’ll get a VIP distillery tour at the last true tequila-producing hacienda on the planet, explore popular and historic attractions and—most importantly—face off for the grand prize in the global […]

Explore Los Angeles Bars Offering Twists on the Plymouth Martini

Sep 20, 2017 · Cocktails Entertainment Los Angeles

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Contributed by: Liquor.com Staff

The original Martini recipe, created more than a century ago, called for Plymouth gin. Bartenders have been updating and innovating with the classic cocktail ever since. But the best Martinis share that original foundation. Los Angeles bartenders are continuing that tradition by pouring delicious, unique takes on the Plymouth Martini. These are the top L.A. bars where you can find them.

The 11 Best New Bars in Los Angeles: Fall 2017

Sep 08, 2017 · Beverly Hills California Los Angeles West Hollywood

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.

Try the Best Smoky Cocktails from Los Angeles Bartenders

Jul 19, 2017 · Los Angeles

Los Angeles bartenders recently shared their finest recipes in the Smoky Malt Cocktail Challenge, sponsored by Ardbeg. Brittney Olsen of Break Room 86 ultimately won, earning a to Scotland for her subtle and smoky masterpiece, Talking Backwards. She won’t be the only one to benefit from the competition. You, for instance, can check out the […]

Tipsy Peacock Breaks $500 Worth of Booze

Jun 08, 2017 · News Los Angeles

There is a lot of risk in owning a liquor store. Burglary, robbery, breakage…run-ins with angry peacocks? A female peacock made her way through a family-owned Los Angeles liquor store this week, destroying $500 worth of alcohol as it explored the aisles. Store manager Rani Ghanem said he had no idea the majestic bird was […]

How to Make Sous Vide Cocktails

May 26, 2017 · Los Angeles Portland Sterling

You should totally do it.

Cognac Classics Week in Los Angeles

May 18, 2017 · Los Angeles


Brought to you by Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège and Liquor.com

Cognac is stealing the spotlight in Los Angeles. Talented bartenders across the city are creating new signature cognac cocktails. Each recipe features rich, complex Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège cognac—and is only available for a limited time. Whether you’re craving a new take on a familiar favorite or want to sip something surprising, now is time to find your new favorite cocktail in Los Angeles.

An Inflatable Moe’s Tavern Could Be Coming Your Way Soon

May 17, 2017 · News Dublin London Los Angeles

If you’ve always dreamed of chugging a Duff beer at Moe’s Tavern, you’re in luck. Inflatable replicas of the famous Springfield watering hole will soon open in Dublin, London and Los Angeles. Inflatable Pub, the company behind the product, said it hopes avid Simpsons fans will eventually be able to purchase their own Moe’s on their website […]

Discover The Best Smoky Malt Cocktails to Drink Now

Mar 29, 2017 · Chicago Dallas Las Vegas Los Angeles Nevada

The Ardbeg Smoky Malt Cocktail Challenge sought recipes from all over the country, searching for original cocktails from bartenders skilled in balancing ‘the peaty paradox’. Seven recipes were chosen, and while the winning bartenders enjoy their prize of an immersive educational trip to Scotland, you can enjoy the cocktails that got them there. These are […]

Where to Get a Plymouth Martini in Los Angeles

Mar 21, 2017 · Los Angeles


Brought to you by Plymouth Gin and Liquor.com

The original Martini recipe, created more than a century ago, specifically called for Plymouth Gin. You don’t have to guess what it tasted like because bars throughout Los Angeles are now pouring Plymouth Martinis. Check out all the amazing spots below, then find one near you and order a delicious piece of cocktail history.

Find the Right Los Angeles Dive Bar

Mar 01, 2017 · California Los Angeles

Talking L.A. drinking with chef Brandon Kida.

Bespoke Tequila? Yes, It’s a Thing

Jan 26, 2017 · Products Atlanta Dallas Guadalajara Los Angeles New York City Santa Monica Telluride

Getting barrels of tequila aged exactly to bars’ specifications.

How Chain Restaurant Yard House Rolled Out Its Cocktail Program

Nov 28, 2016 · Bartenders Only Calif. Irvine Los Angeles

Takeaways from cocktailing across 65 locations.

Pre-Prohibition-Style Cocktails in Los Angeles

Nov 01, 2016 · Los Angeles

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There’s nothing quite like sipping the gorgeous drinks that inspired the craft cocktail boom—Old Fashioneds, Sazeracs, gin fizzes and cobblers, among them. Revisit that bygone era at some of the best Los Angeles bars doing the classics oh-so-right—using FEW Spirits.

The Highs and Lows of Making and Drinking Cannabis Cocktails

Oct 19, 2016 · Los Angeles

Our writer digs deep into the challenges of drinking pot.

The Squash Cocktail That Beats the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Its Own Game

Oct 17, 2016 · Los Angeles

Old Fashioned, meet butternut squash.

The 23 Essential Los Angeles Bars: Summer 2017

Jun 21, 2016 · California Los Angeles

Not many cities can boast the same dedication to drinking diversity that Los Angeles does. It’s a craft beer town, wine haven and craft cocktail destination all rolled into one sprawling metropolis. Angelenos will never go thirsty, thanks to the city’s abundance of stellar drinking options. One list can never cover everyone’s needs all the time. But if you’re looking for a handy assessment of which places, from iconic Tiki bars to James Dean’s favorite spot, matter most, this is the list.—Caroline Pardilla

*Bars are listed alphabetically.

8 Tequila Cocktails to Drink in Bars Now

May 24, 2016 · Los Angeles San Francisco

All across the USA, tequila is getting shown off.

Alex Day on How to Manage Multiple Bars at Once

Apr 21, 2016 · Bartenders Only Los Angeles

The co-owner of Death & Co, Honeycut and a bunch of other spots spills the beans.

What Happens When Craft Cocktails Meet the Keg

May 21, 2015 · Cocktails Travel Trends Austin Chicago Los Angeles New York City San Diego Washington D.C.

Want complex craft cocktails in a flash? Head to these bars that swap the shaker for high-quality, pre-batched drinks on-draft.

One Chinese Bar is Bringing a Buzzy Booze to Life

Apr 16, 2015 · Bartenders Only Beijing China Los Angeles New York

Baijiu might finally be getting proper love in its home country.

10 Revealing Predictions for What You’ll Be Drinking in 2015

Dec 29, 2014 · Divalicious Red Wine Shake Austin Los Angeles Miami New York

In 2015, expect mail order cocktails, shots-on-shots and robot bartenders.

Champagne for Fools: An All-Purpose Guide to Serving and Pouring Bubbly

Dec 12, 2014 · Entertaining People Los Angeles

The right glassware for Champagne is not what you think it is.

Chile Cocktails | Southwest Cocktails

Red Hot Chile Cocktails

Mar 24, 2014 · Cocktails Barbacoa Chalchihuitl Daiquiri Estridentista Mojito Paloma Albuquerque Los Angeles Mexico

Jalapeño’s not the only pepper you can put in a drink. Try these cocktails calling for an array of delicious chiles.

One for the Road: Museum Bars

Mar 10, 2014 · Travel (Far) East of Manhattan Clare Quilty Ravenswood South by Southwest The Impressionist Boston Chicago Los Angeles Louisville New York

Enjoy some world-class art while having a world-class drink at these cultured watering holes.

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One for the Road: Bars with Games

Feb 20, 2014 · Travel Trends Brooklyn California Chicago Columbus Los Angeles New York Ohio Oregon Portland

From bowling to vintage pinball machines, these watering holes offer entertainment far beyond the standard pool table or dartboard.

Diffcult Spirits Drinks

Stubborn Spirits

Jan 22, 2014 · Cocktails Gin on Gin Julep Rooster-Tail The Fernando The Last Resort The Slivopolitan World's Greatest Hotel National Los Angeles Speakeasy: The Employees Only Guide to Classic Cocktails Reimagined

All-star bartender and Liquor.com advisory board member Dushan Zaric shares tips for using hard-to-mix spirits in cocktails.

One for the Road: In-Store Bars

Nov 01, 2013 · Travel Cleveland Dallas London Los Angeles New York SEATTLE Toronto

We found some luxury boutiques around the world that also contain high-end cocktail bars.

Honeycut Bartenders | LA Bartenders Profile

Raising the Bar: Alex Day & David Kaplan

Oct 18, 2013 · Cocktails News People Spoil Sport Los Angeles

This talented duo consults on watering holes across the country and just opened their latest spot, Honeycut, in Los Angeles. Find out what it’s all about.

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Cocktails with Sheryl Crow

Aug 21, 2013 · People Watermelon Margaritas Austin Los Angeles Nashville If It Makes You Healthy

We scored an interview with the Grammy Award-winning singer and exclusive access for you to the music video for her new song “We Oughta Be Drinkin’.”

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The Tale End: 2013

Jul 26, 2013 · People Dallas Japan London Los Angeles Paris

From the latest trends to new products, find out what we saw at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail convention in New Orleans.

Tiki Bar Travel Guide | Best Tiki Bars

Best Tiki Bars

Apr 17, 2013 · Travel California Florida Fort Lauderdale Las Vegas Los Angeles Nevada New Jersey New York Queens Ridgefield San Francisco Staten Island

While tropical bars are all the rage now, their heyday was really in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Visit a few of the surviving originals, which are still as kitschy as ever—and make a mean rum drink.

Cana Brava Rum

A Cocktail Family Tree

Nov 05, 2012 · History Trends Clover Club Daiquiri Mai Tai Manhattan Pegu Club Pisco Sour Traditional Mai Tai Vieux Carré Zombie Brooklyn Burma Clover Club Hotel Monteleone Lima Los Angeles Manhattan Club New Orleans Pegu Club Peru Rangoon Santiago de Cuba Trader Vic's

Liquor.com advisory board member and award-winning author David Wondrich examines the lineage of some enduringly popular classic drinks and finds a few interesting hereditary surprises.

Best Bourbon Bars

Sep 26, 2012 · Travel Bourbon Old Fashioned Chicago Los Angeles Louisville New York Philadelphia San Diego San Francisco

Love American whiskey? Check out our favorite bourbon bars across the country.

Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco - Best Rum Bars

Best Rum Bars

Feb 23, 2011 · Travel Crimean Collins Daiquiri No. 7 el presidente Mai Tai Denver Los Angeles New York San Francisco

There are few spirits hotter than rum right now, and we found five of the best bars in the country at which to enjoy the popular liquor.

Plantation Grande Reserve Rum Bottle - Rum Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide: Rum

Dec 06, 2010 · Products Trends 803 California Los Angeles

Give your favorite drinker a taste of the Caribbean this holiday season.

Nihon Whisky Lounge, San Francisco - Best Bars

One for the Road: Single-Minded Bars

Oct 01, 2010 · Travel 501 529 803 807 839 California Kentucky Las Vegas Los Angeles Louisville Nevada New York San Francisco

Across the country, there’s a new breed of establishments dedicated to just one type of liquor.

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One for the Road: Bartenders’ Bars

Aug 25, 2010 · Travel 511 803 807 839 California Las Vegas Los Angeles Nevada New York San Francisco Washington D.C.

From New York to San Francisco, we found six spots where bartenders go to drink.

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Raising the Bar: Eric Alperin

Jun 24, 2010 · People Cablegram Skid Row 803 Los Angeles

Meet one of the country’s best mixologists.

Deep Blue Sushi, JFK International Airport, New York - Best Airport Bars

Best Airport Bars

May 26, 2010 · Travel 501 524 618 803 Atlanta California Georgia Houston Los Angeles New York Texas

You’ll be happy to spend a flight delay at these airport bars.

Bartender Pouring Cocktail - Top Los Angeles Bars

One for the Road: Los Angeles

Dec 01, 2009 · History Travel Trends 803 California Los Angeles

Los Angeles is once again a cocktail town.