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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. Barney's Beanery

    West Hollywood | Bars/Pubs

    Open since 1920, Barney's Beanery is an iconic spot that drew legendary regulars Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison (among others) to its doorstep...Read More

  • 8. Blue Whale

    Downtown | Music Clubs

    This unassuming jazz club in Little Tokyo caters to a serious crowd, bringing progressive and modern jazz to the stage. Although the venue is...Read More

  • 9. Burgundy Room

    Hollywood | Bars/Pubs

    Around since 1919, Burgundy Room attracts a fiercely loyal crowd of locals, as well as the occasional wandering tourists. The bar is supposedly...Read More

  • 10. Clifton's

    Downtown | Themed Entertainment

    Part marketplace, part bazaar of bars, part curio museum, Clifton’s is a wild, weird, and glorious establishment. Enter the ground floor and...Read More

  • 11. Dresden Room

    Los Feliz | Piano Bars/Lounges

    This bar's 1940s lounge decor makes it a favorite with folks in Los Angeles. The long-running house band, Marty and Elayne, has entertained...Read More

  • 12. Frolic Room

    Hollywood | Bars/Pubs

    Once frequented by one of L.A.’s most famous sons, Charles Bukowski, the Frolic Room was also owned at one point by Howard Hughes and has served...Read More

  • 13. Harvelle's

    Music Clubs

    The focus of this bar and music club is on jazz, blues, and soul. The club is small, with an even smaller checkerboard dance floor. Reserve...Read More

  • 14. Highland Park Bowl

    Highland Park | Bars/Pubs

    Highland Park Bowl was an ambitious restoration project and is now a massive throwback to its Prohibition Era roots as an alcohol-prescribing...Read More

  • 15. Rainbow Bar and Grill

    West Hollywood | Bars/Pubs

    Its location next door to a long-running music venue, the Roxy, helped cement this bar and restaurant's status as a legendary watering hole...Read More

  • 16. Redwood Bar & Grill

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    If you're looking for a place with potent drinks and a good burger, this kitschy bar fits the bill perfectly. Known today as the "pirate bar...Read More

  • 17. The Cat and Fiddle

    Hollywood | Bars/Pubs

    While shuttered for two years in the mid-2010s, the Cat and Fiddle is once again going strong at its new, patioed location, continuing a tradition...Read More

  • 18. The Edison

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    The glitz and glam of the Roaring '20s is alive and well in the Edison, where the decor serves as tribute to the power plant that once occupied...Read More

  • 19. The Fonda Theatre

    Hollywood | Music Clubs

    Right on the edge of the Walk of Fame, this historic venue was one of the area's first theaters when it opened in the 1920s. The Spanish Colonial...Read More

  • 20. The Prince

    Koreatown | Bars/Pubs

    Mad Men and New Girl both had multiple scenes filmed in this Old Hollywood relic, which dates back to the early 1900s. The Prince is trimmed...Read More

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