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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154 31
The Den is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Den

2
103 23
R Bar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
R Bar

3
36 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
22 11
Bar 107 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Bar 107

6
23 12
HMS Bounty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
HMS Bounty

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
19 10
The Varnish is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Varnish

13
19 11
Golden Gopher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Golden Gopher

14
10 3
The Roof On Wilshire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Roof On Wilshire

15
13 6
La Cita is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
La Cita

16
9 3
Backstage Bar & Grill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Backstage Bar & Grill

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
18 12
Father's Office Culver City is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Father's Office Culver City

21
18 13
The Edison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Edison

22
15 10
Redwood Bar & Grill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Redwood Bar & Grill

23
15 10
Thirsty Crow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Thirsty Crow

24
14 9
El Cid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
El Cid

25
18 14
Harvard & Stone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Harvard & Stone