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Best bars in Los Angeles

Beach Bar
“If art is life, then life is the art of capturing experience. Venice calls to the artist in all of us, inviting individuals to shed the normal and reach for the new, raw and eclectic. From soaking up the beautiful Bay views across sprawling sand beaches to shopping for treasures among Beat generation artists and poets, we invite you to explore, experience and enjoy the ways Venice speaks to your soul.”
303local recommendations
New American Restaurant
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“Everything here is delicious...this place is so cool they don't even put their name on the outside...the takeout next door is great too! ”
528local recommendations
French Restaurant
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“This rooftop bar/restaurant has nice ambiance and is a great place for take in the sunset. Great place to meet up for drinks. ”
359local recommendations
French Restaurant
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“Located next to Intelligentsia Cafe, Cafe Stella serves a classic French bistro menu. There is also a bar that gets busy at night. ”
288local recommendations
Gay Bar
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“If you want a loud filled, packed to the shoulder bar/club experience with a mix of people from all walks of life, this is your spot. While located in West Hollywood, this night club is a must visit and caters to all in terms of visual enjoyment and overall debauchery. ”
232local recommendations
American Restaurant
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“It is no longer a hardware store now ha! Cool trendy spot in West Hollywood! Beautiful people, cool setting; Inside can get really loud, try to get an outside seating, you will love seating under the stars, lights, and trees. Best to order Lollipop Sprouts and mushroom pizza (share with friends)... so good! ”
182local recommendations
Gastropub
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“Great organic food, wine and Ale. Indulge on the boardwalk, enjoy the view. ”
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Hotel
“The rooftop bar is an LA bucket list item, and poolside during the day with a cocktail is great during the summer.”
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Café
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“Great for coffee and pastry, or a full meal. Beautiful at night on the patio with lights wrapped around the trees.”
216local recommendations
Gastropub
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“A retrofitted a 100-year old Vaudeville theater, Mohawk Bend is a restaurant and bar in Echo Park dedicated to bringing you fresh, locally-sourced fare and drink. Pizzas, seasonal salads, elevated pub food, and delicious desserts for vegans, vegetarians, and meat-lovers alike. From our 72 taps of craft beer, 6 wine taps. ”
209local recommendations
French Restaurant
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“A foodie destination. Their brunch menu is more affordable. If you find yourself sans dinner reservation, you may find seating at the bar. ”
154local recommendations
Burger Joint
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“A classic dive bar in Venice. Cash only, delicious burgers, sticky floors and live music Friday, Saturday & Sundays.”
188local recommendations
Hotel Bar
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“The quintessential L.A. hotel for hollywood types in a beautiful setting. Get a drink or an (expensive) hamburger.”
186local recommendations
Rock Club
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“Legendary music venue. They regularly host rad bands at this place. You should definitely check it out!”
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Bar
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“A local institution known for its hospitality, The Venice Whaler has been welcoming locals and visitors since 1944. Whether you need an escape from reality or just crave an impromptu celebration, The Venice Whaler is an infamous purveyor of magical sunsets, killer margaritas and world-famous fish tacos. More bar-y. A fabulous upstairs bar and seating area great for watching the sunsets.”
143local recommendations
German Restaurant
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“Beers, fries, bratwurst, and a bill hall of picnic tables, usually with a DJ playing music. Order at counter.”
152local recommendations