After a long day at work, perhaps no one deserves a drink more than your local bartender. Having splashed and measured, poured and prepared for hundreds of strangers, sometimes all the weary bartender wants to do is sit down with a full glass all to themselves. So where do some of LA's best bartenders like to drink when the choice is actually up to them?
To find out, we talked to guys who pour German imports, ladies who sling drinks at red-booth Italian spots, men who mix with precision, and a few women with a thing or two to say about cocktails. Check out the slideshow for their favorite Los Angeles watering holes.