Part of 213 Group, the downtown-L.A. juggernaut that operates such beloved watering holes as Seven Grand and The Varnish, Las Perlas claims the best selection of tequila and mezcal in an already agave-crazy city. The bartenders are super-knowledgeable, able to recommend just the right spirit for your exact taste.
THE DRINK TO DRINK:
The cocktails are all classics, and made exquisitely, but you want to order a straight shot of something you’ve never had before (and maybe can’t get anywhere else).
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
Hungry? Order a French dip for delivery from Cole’s, which invented the legendary sandwich and is located right across the street.