Nightlife

Top Choice Lounge in Hollywood

La Descarga

This tastefully frayed, reservations-only rum and cigar lounge is a revelation. Behind the marble bar sit more than 100 types of rum from Haiti, Guyana, Guatemala and Venezuela. The bartenders mix specialty cocktail…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Hollywood

Library Bar

Evoking an old hunting lodge with its timber panels, Chesterfield sofas and mounted antlers, this handsome hideaway sits off the Roosevelt Hotel's fountain-studded lobby. You won't find a cocktail menu here; simply …
Top Choice Bar in Hollywood

Harvard & Stone

With daily rotating craftsman whiskey, bourbon and cocktail specials, Harvard & Stone lures peeps with its live bands, solid DJs and burlesque troops working their saucy magic on Fridays and Saturdays. Think Col…
Top Choice Bar in Hollywood

No Vacancy

If you prefer your cocktail sessions with plenty of wow factor, make a reservation online, style up (no sportswear, shorts or logos) and head to this old shingled Victorian. A vintage scene of dark timber panels and…
Top Choice Bar in Hollywood

Rooftop Bar at Mama Shelter

Less a hotel rooftop bar than a lush, tropical-like oasis with killer views of the Hollywood sign and LA skyline, multicolored day beds and tongue-in-cheek bar bites like a 'Trump' turkey burger. Pulling everyone fr…
Top Choice Bar in Hollywood

Sassafras Saloon

You'll be pining for the bayou at the hospitable Sassafras Saloon, where hanging moss and life-size facades evoke sultry Savannah. Cocktails include a barrel-aged Sazerac, while themed nights include live jazz on Su…
Top Choice Bar in Hollywood

Dirty Laundry

Under a cotton-candy-pink apartment block of no particular import is this funky den of musty odor, low ceilings, exposed pipes and good times. There's fine whiskey, funkalicious tunes on the turntables and plenty of…
Top Choice Club in Hollywood

Sayers Club

When established stars such as the Black Keys, and even movie stars such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, decide to play secret shows in intimate environs, they come to the back room at this brick-house Hollywood nightspot,…
Bar in Hollywood

Frolic Room

The neon sign is worth a trip alone, but Frolic Room offers more than colored lights. This is one of Hollywood's true dives, a vinyl-lined relic where the drinks are stiff and the regulars quirky. It has served them…
Bar in Hollywood

Good Times At Davey Wayne's

Enter the faux garage, walk through the refrigerator door and emerge in a dim, rocking ode to 1970s Californication, complete with pine paneling, 'groovy' wallpaper and enough interior-design kitsch to make your sid…