This neighborhood bar acted more like a restaurant until the Umbrella Group (Melrose Umbrella Co., Lono) took it over. Dining tables have since been traded for lounge seating, and quirky but delicious craft cocktails are the focus of the menu, making the space more conducive to hanging out all night with friends. Everyone—a mix of folks from the neighborhood, cocktail enthusiasts and even those coming and going from the airport—seems to know each other here. But get ready to make new friends.
The Drink To Drink: The Taco Truck, a mezcal Negroni with pineapple and cinnamon Campari liqueur, is a tried and true L.A. modern classic.
Know Before You Go: One of the few places in the Westside that will sate late-night munchies, the bar offers a food menu of oysters, chicken sliders, a prime beef burger and more, from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.