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The 11 Best New Bars in Los Angeles: Summer 2018
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The 11 Best New Bars in Los Angeles: Summer 2018

1.  Apotheke

Cure what ails you at this apothecary-inspired bar north of Chinatown. Like at its Manhattan location, the prescription-themed drink menu is…
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2.  Barbette

Chic imbibers luxuriate in a Belle Epoque setting of creamy marble surfaces, vintage mirrors and carved oak panels at this new…
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(image: Jorge Barragan)

3.  Beaches

It’s summer vacation 365 days of the year at this new Boystown bar that, even though it’s 10 miles from the…
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4.  Bibo Ergo Sum

Tait Forman of the Arclight Cinemas family combines his love of cocktails and cinema in this swank new West Hollywood bar.…
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5.  Blind Barber Highland Park

The second Blind Barber location in L.A. boasts the same “barbershop up front and hidden bar in the back” layout as…
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6.  Brennan’s

This 45-year-old Marina del Rey watering hole just received a major overhaul. Bought by beer-loving restaurant group Artisanal Brewers Collective last…
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7.  Checker Hall

Why go to a bar just to drink when this new Highland Park neighborhood spot makes it easy to also catch…
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8.  Employees Only Los Angeles

The team behind one of the best bars in the world finally opened up an outpost in L.A. And despite locations…
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(image: Wonho Frank Lee)

9.  Genever

Three Filipina women wanted to create a gin joint in L.A.’s Historic Filipinotown, and with the help of a Kickstarter campaign…
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10.  NoMad Los Angeles

The new Los Angeles outpost of New York’s NoMad Hotel houses four bars by James Beard–award-winning barman Leo Robitschek. Eager drinkers…
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11.  Rick’s

Joining the slew of new cocktail bars opening up in the recently renovated Hotel Figueroa is Rick’s, the new poolside guest-house-style…
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