It’s a Small World After All – LA’s Hidden Night Spots
BARS & LOUNGES | LOS ANGELES NIGHTLIFE
By Stephanie Magallanes
My friends and I are always on a hunt for new adventures. We have come to the conclusion that if you’re looking for a fun night on the town your limited options are either A: Hollywood Nightclub B: Dive Bars and C: Hotel Bars. Let’s just face it, clubs are fun and all but at the end of it all we are most likely just looking for a chic drama free scene with rocking music, killer cocktails and some nice eye candy.
I have been living in LA for quite some time now and being part of the forty-five percentile that moved here from elsewhere; I have been in search of the perfect spots to get away from it all. I’ve always dreamt of being right around the corner from my very own ‘Cheers’, where everybody knows my name. After visiting many of the greater Los Angeles hip neighborhoods I’ve found some pretty good hidden gems encompassing that ‘home away from home feel’. Whether you’re a Parisian artist or beer-loving German, there is a place for all of us. Los Angeles is considerably a large city, but it is a small world after all.
Cuban Inspired Speak-easy
1159 Western Avenue, Hollywood, Ca 90029
Reservations are a MUST! and can be made nightly between 8-10pm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cabin and Lodge Feel
10939 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca 90064
A haven for whiskey lovers! With over 100 types of whiskeys and 60+ small batch bourbons. They also have a location in Los Feliz. For more information www.bigfoorlodge.com
The Red Lion Tavern
German “Gasthaus” & Beer Garden Since 1959
2366 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca 90039
One of LA’s landmark serving remarkable German food, wide selection of German beer and has a comfy Old World feel.
Tropical Drink Bar
4427 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca 90027
It is a very small bar with only twelve stools and a handful of tables against the wall. This bar may lack in size but makes up for it by offering 92 tropical drinks.
A Parisian Dream
5574 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, Ca 90004
Capturing the beauty of Paris at it’s prime, this little gem teleports you back in time to ‘La Belle Epoque’ also known as The Beautiful Era.
369 N Western Avenue, Los Angeles, Ca 90004
If you’re a kid from the 80s than this is going to be your heaven. This bar is packed with about 20 arcade games. Another perk is that the drinks are pretty inexpensive!
Harvard & Stone
Roadhouse Décor with lovely Burlesque Dancers
5221 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca 90027
If you could imagine a bar with the feel of ‘True Blood’ and ‘From Dusk till Dawn’ that’s sort of what Harvard & Stone is like. Awesome drinks, great vibe and they even have a live band on certain nights.