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The 23 Essential Los Angeles Bars: Spring 2018
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The 23 Essential Los Angeles Bars: Spring 2018

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.  Big Bar

This intimate coffeehouse-adjacent Los Feliz bar is not only a destination for neighborhoodies but cocktail enthusiasts from all corners of Los…
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3.  Copa d’Oro

The farm-to-glass trend in L.A. happened in big part due to this Santa Monica bar that features the imaginative, fresh cocktail…
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4.  The Corner Door

This neighborhood bar acted more like a restaurant until the Umbrella Group (Melrose Umbrella Co., Lono) took it over. Dining tables…
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5.  The Daily Pint

Not only is this unassuming Santa Monica bar with a great name one of the best craft beer bars in town,…
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6.  Frank N Hank

Whenever a long-beloved dive bar changes owners, there’s usually an uproar. But this wasn’t the case with Koreatown’s barfly hang Frank…
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7.  Harvard & Stone

For truly outside-the-box cocktails, duck into Harvard & Stone’s R&D bar between live music sets and burlesque performances. The experimental creations…
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8.  Here's Looking at You

There are plenty of reasons to drop by this highly lauded Koreatown restaurant by co-owner Lien Ta and chef Jonathan Whitener.…
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9.  Honeycut

Grab a blended Piña Colada and hit the “Saturday Night Fever”–style lighted dance floor. This isn’t a moody craft cocktail bar…
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10.  Jones

This West Hollywood institution, with its rock ’n’ roll Rat Pack feel, was a celebrity hot spot when it opened in…
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11.  Melrose Umbrella Co.

Located on Melrose Avenue, the hip stretch populated with a range of bars from dive to sports bar to gastropub, this…
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12.  Musso & Frank

Built in 1919, Musso & Frank is the oldest restaurant in Hollywood. That makes the bar worth a visit if only…
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13.  The Normandie Club

Don’t dismiss Proprietors LLC’s sexy Koreatown bar as merely a waiting room to get into one of the best bars in…
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14.  Pacific Seas

Find yourself instantly transported to the Golden Age of Travel once you step into this much-anticipated Tiki bar at Clifton’s Cafeteria…
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15.  The Roger Room

Count The Roger Room as one of the few bars in West Hollywood where guests don’t have to run a gauntlet…
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16.  Seven Grand

When Cedd Moses’ Seven Grand debuted in 2007, L.A. was a vodka town. And yet the whiskey-dedicated bar ended up playing…
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17.  71Above

Chef Vartan Abgaryan’s restaurant located on the 71st floor of the U.S. Bank building downtown without a doubt has the best…
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18.  Spare Room

For a stylish night out, The Hollywood Roosevelt’s cocktail lounge and bowling alley has it all: handmade George Esquivel designer bowling…
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19.  The Tasting Kitchen

Most restaurant bar programs build the cocktails around the chef’s dishes, but here chef Casey Lane takes inspiration from head bartender…
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20.  Tiki-Ti

Tiki-Ti was established 55 years ago by one of Don the Beachcomber’s original Filipino bartenders, Ray Buhen. Now his sons keep…
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21.  Tonga Hut

Deep in the San Fernando Valley is Los Angeles’ oldest Tiki bar, Tonga Hut. Established in 1958, it has outlived legendary…
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22.  The Varnish

This literal hole in the wall founded by Sasha Petraske, Eric Alperin and Cedd Moses is perhaps the winningest bar in…
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23.  The Walker Inn

When this hidden reservations-only bar opened in 2015, it immediately grabbed the attention of cocktail lovers around the world thanks to…
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