LA Local 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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151 31
The Den is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Den

2
102 23
R Bar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
R Bar

3
35 19
Tiki-Ti is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Tiki-Ti

4
34 22
Surly Goat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Surly Goat

5
23 12
HMS Bounty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
HMS Bounty

6
21 11
Bar 107 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Bar 107

7
24 14
Villain's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Villain's

8
26 16
Bigfoot Lodge West is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Bigfoot Lodge West

9
26 16
Seven Grand is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Seven Grand

10
27 17
Red Lion Tavern is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Red Lion Tavern

11
18 9
Cock N Bull is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Cock N Bull

12
10 2
The Roof On Wilshire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Roof On Wilshire

13
18 10
The Varnish is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Varnish

14
19 11
Golden Gopher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Golden Gopher

15
9 3
Backstage Bar & Grill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Backstage Bar & Grill

16
12 6
La Cita is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
La Cita

17
13 7
The York is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The York

18
13 7
Smog Cutter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Smog Cutter

19
14 8
The Pikey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Pikey

20
15 9
Thirsty Crow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Thirsty Crow

21
15 9
Redwood Bar & Grill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Redwood Bar & Grill

22
18 12
Father's Office Culver City is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Father's Office Culver City

23
18 13
Harvard & Stone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Harvard & Stone

24
17 13
The Edison is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Edison

25
15 11
Bigfoot Lodge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Bigfoot Lodge

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13 9
El Cid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
El Cid

27
12 8
Akbar is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Akbar

28
12 8
Short Stop is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Short Stop

29
9 5
White Horse is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
White Horse

30
8 4
Sassafras is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Sassafras

31
8 4
Bodega Wine Bar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Bodega Wine Bar

32
6 2
Townhouse and the Del Monte Sp... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Townhouse and the Del Monte Speakeasy

33
5 1
Hank's is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Hank's

34
5 1
Frolic Room is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Frolic Room

35
11 8
Daily Pint is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Daily Pint

36
8 5
The Misfit is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Misfit

37
7 4
Yamashiro is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Yamashiro

38
5 2
Cliff's Edge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Cliff's Edge

39
5 2
Far Bar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Far Bar

40
4 1
Blind Barber is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Blind Barber

41
4 1
Mom's is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Mom's

42
3 0
The Roost is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Roost

43
3 0
Bar Jackalope is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Bar Jackalope

44
19 17
Barney's Beanery West Hollywoo... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Barney's Beanery West Hollywood

45
9 7
Cha Cha Lounge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Cha Cha Lounge

46
9 7
Little Bar Lounge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Little Bar Lounge

47
9 7
The Cat & Fiddle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Cat & Fiddle

48
9 7
Culver Hotel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Culver Hotel

49
7 5
Ye Rustic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Ye Rustic

50
6 4
Molly Malone's is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Molly Malone's