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  • 1. 1642 Beer and Wine

    Echo Park | Bars/Pubs

    This romantically lit hole-in-the-wall is easy to miss. Perfect for first dates, come here to experiment with craft beers or to warm up with...Read More

  • 2. 4100

    Silver Lake | Bars/Pubs

    With swaths of fabric draped from the ceiling, this low-lit bar with a bohemian vibe makes it perfect for dates. Groups of locals also come...Read More

  • 3. Bigfoot Lodge

    Atwater Village | Bars/Pubs

    Don’t be turned off by the glaring log cabin theme (which is intensified by signature cocktails called Scout’s Honor and Roasted Marshmallow...Read More

  • 4. Chez Jay

    Bars/Pubs

    Around since 1959, this dive bar continues to be a well-loved place in Santa Monica. Everyone from the young to the old (including families...Read More

  • 5. Dirty Laundry

    Hollywood | Bars/Pubs

    Tucked away in a basement on the quiet Hudson Avenue, Dirty Laundry is a former speakeasy turned proper cocktail bar with live music and DJs...Read More

  • 6. El Rey Theater

    West Hollywood | Music Clubs

    This former Art Deco movie house from the 1930s has been given a second life as a live music venue. Legends and rising stars grace the stage...Read More

  • 7. Golden Gopher

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    Craft cocktails, beers on tap, an outdoor smoking patio, and retro video games—this bar in the heart of Downtown is not to be missed. With one...Read More

  • 8. Good Times at Davey Wayne's

    Hollywood | Bars/Pubs

    It's a fridge; it's a door; it's the entrance to Davey Wayne's, a bar and lounge that pulls out all the stops to transport you back in time...Read More

  • 9. HMS Bounty

    Koreatown | Bars/Pubs

    This super-kitschy nautical-themed bar in the heart of Koreatown offers drink specials and food at prices that will make you swoon. Make sure...Read More

  • 10. Mohawk Bend

    Echo Park | Bars/Pubs

    There are so many reasons to stop by Mohawk Bend: 72 craft beers on tap, a wide range of California-only liquor, a vegetarian and vegan-friendly...Read More

  • 11. Musso and Frank Grill

    Hollywood | Bars/Pubs

    The prim and proper vibe of this old-school steak house won't appeal to those looking for a raucous night out; instead, its appeal lies in its...Read More

  • 12. Resident

    Downtown | Music Clubs

    Catch a lineup of indie tastemakers inside this converted industrial space, or hang outdoors in the beer garden while trying bites from on-site...Read More

  • 13. The Echo and Echoplex

    Echo Park | Music Clubs

    These two venues, one sitting on top of the other, are the heart of live music in Echo Park. Both offer a full bar and the ability to order...Read More

  • 14. The Old Chalet

    Highland Park | Bars/Pubs

    This ski lodge–inspired neighborhood bar may have changed ownership and management, but that doesn’t mean that it’s gotten a major and pretentious...Read More

  • 15. The Satellite

    Silver Lake | Music Clubs

    Once known as Spaceland, the Satellite holds nightly shows filled with underground musicians, both touring and local, all trying to make a dent...Read More

  • 16. The Varnish

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    Beeline through the dining room of Cole’s to find an unassuming door that leads to this small, dimly lit bar within a bar. Wooden booths line...Read More

  • 17. Upright Citizens Brigade

    Hollywood | Comedy Clubs

    The L.A. offshoot of New York's famous troupe continues its tradition of sketch comedy and improv with weekly shows like "Facebook," where the...Read More

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