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

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

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Red Lion Tavern is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Red Lion Tavern

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Tiki-Ti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Tiki-Ti

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

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

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

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

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

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Surly Goat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Surly Goat

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

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

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Cock N Bull is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Cock N Bull

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

The 5 Most Popular Los Angeles Film Locations

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

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

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

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

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

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Redwood Bar & Grill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Redwood Bar & Grill

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Father's Office Culver City is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Father's Office Culver City

The Best L.A. Food Trucks

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Thirsty Crow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Thirsty Crow

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The Edison is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Edison

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Harvard & Stone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Harvard & Stone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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Frolic Room is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Frolic Room

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Hank's is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Hank's

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

The Best Rooftop Pools in Los Angeles

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

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Cliff's Edge is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Cliff's Edge

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Mom's is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Mom's

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Blind Barber is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Blind Barber

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Bar Jackalope is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Bar Jackalope

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The Roost is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Roost

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Barney's Beanery West Hollywoo... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Barney's Beanery West Hollywood

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La Descarga is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
La Descarga

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The Cat & Fiddle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Cat & Fiddle

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Culver Hotel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Culver Hotel

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

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Ye Rustic is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Ye Rustic

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The Misfit is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Misfit

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Molly Malone's is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Molly Malone's

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SkyBar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
SkyBar