Red Lion Tavern
- An eclectic, kitschy beer garden with a long history in Silver Lake (as far back as 1959)
- It’s like stepping into Havana – awesome setup / ambiance / atmosphere
- The cigar room is pretty cool
It’s dark, it looks like a divebar, but you’ll find people dressed well and the bar is center stage – the way it should be. The whiskey selection is impressive, but the diversity of the crowd is even more impressive. There is no clear demographic – it’s truly a diverse mix of ages, races, professions, etc. Very few bars in LA have such a broad spectrum of patronage.
Address: 2150 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Yelp link: (4 stars with 50+ reviews)
- A long, narrow bar with a relxaxed vibe and friendly bar tenders in Echo Park
Seven minutes from the Greek Theatre & Dodger Stadium, barbrix restaurant and wine bar, is tucked in the crest of the quiet Silver Lake Hills. Cozy and sleek, and set in a 1940s house, it has a “home away from home” feel with polished wood floors and tables, a comfortable square bar with seating on all sides, a quiet outdoor patio, and special “kitchen counter” seating in where diners can watch chef Don Dickman (formerly of Roccca) whip up his Mediterranean inspired, market driven small plate fare.
Cha Cha Lounge
Tip your hat to the life-size Willie Nelson cutout as you walk through the door and head for one of the many cozy U shaped booths that line the wall. Cha Cha packs in the locals on any given night along with a few celebrities (including Jake Gyllenhaal, Kelly Osborne, Drew Berrymore and Ryan Gosling) for its super cheap happy hour, foosball tables, photobooth & vending machine packed with eclectic items.
Beer, booze, and beats in Glassell Park – featuring a craft beer line-up of 22 taps, extensive “To-Go” bottle menu, full bar, DJs, large smoking patio, and all of your favorite gourmet food trucks on rotation.
Tiki-Ti Cocktail Loungeu
When you step into the Tiki-Ti, (some call it the Tiki, the Ti, or sometimes the Tik) it’s almost like stepping back in time. The bar is small — only 12 stools, with a handful of tables against the walls — but what it lacks in physical size it makes up for in menu size. There are 94 Tropical Drinks on offer, most of which simply can’t be found anywhere else.
1642 Beer & Wine
Address: 1642 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone: (213) 989-6836
Yelp link: (4.5 stars with 100+ reviews)
- Awesome bar with Ragtime (Tuesdays) and Jazz (Wednesdays)
- Thursdays they give you tamales with your drinks
El Cid Restaurant
- Charming spot with killer Flamenco shows