Where to Drink: Los Angeles


Matt Biancaniello on Pairing Cocktails and Food at Plan Check in Los Angeles

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Esther Tseng 2 comments

What makes a pairing work, in Biancaniello's eyes? "Sometimes, I'll make a drink that will taste opposite of the food, providing a contrast, and the next time I'll pair that dish with a drink that's complementary." More

Where to Go for a Boozy Brunch in Los Angeles

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Esther Tseng 2 comments

My guide to the best places to go for unlimited mimosas, Bloody Marys, and great cocktails with your brunch in Los Angeles. More

Best Bars Los Angeles: Where to Drink in Culver City

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Elana Lepkowski 4 comments

From dive bars to beer destinations and classic cocktail spots, here's our guide to the best places to get a drink in Culver City. More

Where to Drink Near the Walk of Fame in Hollywood

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Esther Tseng 1 comment

With all the gift shops and chain stores that line Hollywood Boulevard along the Walk of Fame, it can be daunting to try to find a place to drink, especially if you're unfamiliar with the area. But there are a few places within spitting distance of The Walk that are actually some of the city's best spots for a cocktail or a beer. More

Littlefork: Great Cocktails at a Neighborhood Favorite in Hollywood

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Esther Tseng 1 comment

Littlefork's status as a favorite in the neighborhood is helped by its late night dollar-oyster hour. But an even bigger facet of the restaurant's success is the cocktail menu curated by Dino Balocchi, a transplant from Chicago's Longman and Eagle. More

We Check Out the World's Largest Gin Bar at The Flintridge Proper in Southern California

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"Gin is having a renaissance right now," says Brady Caverly, owner of The Flintridge Proper, which recently opened in La Cañada Flintridge, just north of Pasadena, CA. The bar offers over two hundred different gins—a selection they claim is the largest in the world. We chatted with the Flintridge team about their favorite gins for mixing and sipping straight. More

3 Up-and-Coming Breweries in Los Angeles

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Farley Elliott 1 comment

We chat with the folks behind three new Los Angeles breweries about their inspirations, their brewing systems, and their plans for world domination. More

Sonny's Hideaway: Northeast Los Angeles Newcomer is an Instant Classic

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Elana Lepkowski 2 comments

If you love your drinks brown, bitter, and stirred, you'll be in heaven at Sonny's Hideaway in Los Angeles. More

Goldie's: A Cocktail Oasis on West Third in Los Angeles

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Esther Tseng 1 comment

Though many bars pay lip service to seasonal ingredients and housemade concoctions, there's a unique finesse to the way all the ingredients are used at Goldie's—the very best of Southern California seems to make it into each cocktail glass. More

Bar 1886 in Pasadena, CA: Out of the Way, but Worth the Journey

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Elana Lepkowski Post a comment

Near the head of a residential street, half-hidden by trees, you'll find a hundred year old house that could easily be mistaken for just another quaint little Pasadena residence—but this is, in fact, the home of some very serious cocktail craft. More

8 Great Dive Bars in Los Angeles

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Farley Elliott 5 comments

Every neighborhood in Los Angeles has its own dark, slightly sticky haunt. Here are our 8 favorites. More

The Best Sodas We Tried at Galco's Summer Soda Tasting in Los Angeles

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Farley Elliott 3 comments

The annual Summer Soda Tasting at Galco's gives you the chance to expand your soda palate, and meet some of the soda-brewers themselves. Here are 6 of the best sodas we tried at this year's event. More

First Look: Cocktails at Paiche, Los Angeles

First Look Julie Wolfson 2 comments

Rocoto, aji amarillo, huacatay, and leche de tigre are just a few of the Peruvian flavors that fill the menus of Chef Ricardo Zarate's three Los Angeles restaurants. The newest, Paiche, just opened in Marina Del Rey, and aims to explore the kinship between Peruvian and Japanese cuisine in an izakaya style setting. Head bartender Deysi Alvarez of Mo-Chica now also helms the Paiche bar. Her goal with Paiche was to harness the energy of the coastal location, playing with drinks from both the bright and fruity side and seriously boozy side of the cocktail spectrum. More

On the Beer Trail: A Comedian Consumes in California

On the Beer Trail Ethan Fixell 8 comments

I'm ashamed to admit that in four separate trips to Los Angeles this year, I failed to taste an ounce of local craft beer. The first three visits, I was hurried in and out of town for performances on the Tonight Show. The fourth visit was to meet with production companies about a script my comedy partner and I wrote. (Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, meet your less handsome, hairier successors.) But on my fifth trip, for a show at Loyola Marymount University, I made sure to build in time for tasting at one of the best new beer bars the Los Angeles area has to offer. More

Bartender's Choice: What to Order at Trattoria Neapolis in Pasadena, CA

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Many of the cocktails at Pasadena's Trattoria Neapolis feature Italian liqueurs and cordials. For a drink called The Surgeon General, for example, Amaro Montenegro and Amaro Nonino are combined with Old Overholt rye and served in a hickory smoke-filled mason jar. We asked bar manager Ken Baranda to recommend a few cocktails on the Trattoria Neapolis menu. Here's what he picked. More

First Look: Cocktails at Allumette in Los Angeles, CA

First Look Marvin Gapultos 1 comment

With the newly opened Allumette, a fine dining and cocktail scene is emerging in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, an area where such a scene was previously nonexistent. "I love amari and I also love Tiki cocktails, so those influences can definitely be seen in the drinks here," says bar manager Serena Herrick, formerly of Harvard & Stone. More

Where to Take a Date for Cocktails in Los Angeles

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Katie Robbins 3 comments

Whether you're looking for cocktails to spark conversation on a first date or for something to take the edge off after leaving the kids with a sitter, here are 6 of our favorite LA spots for a date night drink. More

Where to Drink Coffee in Los Angeles

Coffee Liz Clayton 4 comments

Los Angeles! Where better to see and be seen drinking delicious coffee beverages? In recent years, countless Californians have taken breaks from their juice cleanses to strut around with to-go cups from early coffee scene pioneers like Intelligentsia and LAMill. But nowadays, the playing field is a little more crowded. LA's current coffee selection has some of the country's best and most interesting shops. More

Bartender's Choice: What to Order at Bar Amá, Los Angeles

Bartender's Choice Marvin Gapultos 1 comment

Bar Amá's tequila-heavy cocktail menu features a number of refreshing drinks meant to temper the spice (or in some cases, intensify that spice) in many of the restaurant's dishes. Pulling double-duty as both the General Manager and Bar Manager at Bar Amá is Daniel Flores, who was tasked with creating a cocktail menu to fit the specific flavors of Texas and Mexico. More

First Look: Sassafras Saloon Works Its Root in Hollywood

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A taxidermied bear sporting a Masonic sash and a skull and bones apron. A portrait of Frederick Douglass. And cabinets displaying all sorts of odd baubles and bric-a-brac. Wander around the new Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood, and its quirky southern relics can eerily evoke an old antebellum home in the Deep South (or at least the set of a Bizarro OutKast video). This down-south homey feeling is, quite literally, by design—an old Savannah townhouse was actually deconstructed in Georgia and then transported and resurrected within the space at Sassafras in Los Angeles. More

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