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The Best Bars In Los Angeles

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The best bars in Los Angeles is one of the more subjective lists of great places to drink in LA that could possibly exist. Everybody has their favorite bar for different reasons; you like dive bars because of the locals, rooftop bars for the scenery, downtown bars for the drinks, etc. Point is: we all like to drink and this list of the greatest bars in LA will either turn you on to a new watering hole or reaffirm there's no need to vacate the seat you've been filling at your local for the last (insert period of time you're not willing to admit publicly here).

The top LA bars are not made by a single drink, person, or location, but a combination of all these factors and more. Whether you frequent a bar for the dart boards, the craft cocktails, or even because it's the bar with the hottest women in the city (and come on, boys, we're all hot when you're drunk, am I right?), there is something intangible about four walls serving booze that makes it the greatest bar in Los Angeles. 

What is the best bar in Los Angeles? What LA bar has the best drinks? What are the best bars in the city? Let's be real: there are THOUSANDS of bars in the city, many better than others, and this list of the best bars in LA only scratches the surface of the best places to drink in LA. If your favorite bar in Los Angeles isn't on the list of LA's top bars, add it; I'm not going to argue with somebody giving me an excuse to try a new bar.
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  • The Den
    1

    The Den

  • R Bar
    2
  • Tiki-Ti
    3

    Tiki-Ti

  • The Powder Room
    4

    The Powder Room

  • Seven Grand
    5

    Seven Grand

  • Villain's
    6

    Villain's

  • La Cita
    7

    La Cita

  • The Varnish
    8

    The Varnish

  • Surly Goat
    9

    Surly Goat

  • Golden Gopher
    10

    Golden Gopher

  • Red Lion Tavern
    11

    Red Lion Tavern

  • The Roof On Wilshire
    12

    The Roof On Wilshire

  • Harvard & Stone
    13

    Harvard & Stone

  • Bigfoot Lodge West
    14

    Bigfoot Lodge West

  • Bigfoot Lodge
    15

    Bigfoot Lodge

  • The Pikey
    16

    The Pikey

  • El Cid
    17

    El Cid

  • Thirsty Crow
    19

    Thirsty Crow

  • The Edison
    20

    The Edison

  • Bar 107
    21

    Bar 107

  • Backstage Bar & Grill
    22

    Backstage Bar & Grill

  • HMS Bounty
    23

    HMS Bounty

  • Father's Office Culver City
    24

    Father's Office Culver City

  • The York
    25

    The York