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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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139 25
The Den is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Den

2
101 22
R Bar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
R Bar

3
27 13
Red Lion Tavern is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Red Lion Tavern

4
29 17
Tiki-Ti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Tiki-Ti

5
32 20
Surly Goat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Surly Goat

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

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21 11
Bar 107 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Bar 107

8
25 15
Bigfoot Lodge West is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Bigfoot Lodge West

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

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19 11
Golden Gopher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Golden Gopher

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22 14
Villain's is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Villain's

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16 9
Cock N Bull is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Cock N Bull

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17 10
The Varnish is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Varnish

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18 12
Father's Office Culver City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Father's Office Culver City

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13 7
Smog Cutter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Smog Cutter

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

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12 6
The York is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The York

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9 3
Backstage Bar & Grill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Backstage Bar & Grill

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8 2
The Roof On Wilshire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Roof On Wilshire

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14 9
Thirsty Crow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Thirsty Crow

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13 8
The Pikey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Pikey

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13 8
Redwood Bar & Grill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Redwood Bar & Grill

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17 13
Harvard & Stone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Harvard & Stone

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12 8
Short Stop is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Short Stop

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12 8
Akbar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Akbar

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9 5
White Horse is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
White Horse

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8 4
Bodega Wine Bar is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Bodega Wine Bar

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7 3
Sassafras is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Sassafras

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6 2
Townhouse and the Del Monte Sp... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Townhouse and the Del Monte Speakeasy

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5 1
Hank's is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Hank's

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5 1
Frolic Room is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Frolic Room

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16 13
The Edison is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Edison

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14 11
Bigfoot Lodge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Bigfoot Lodge

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12 9
El Cid is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
El Cid

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11 8
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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7 4
Yamashiro is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Yamashiro

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5 2
Cliff's Edge is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Cliff's Edge

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4 1
Mom's is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Mom's

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4 1
Blind Barber is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Blind Barber

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3 0
The Roost is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Roost

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3 0
Bar Jackalope is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Bar Jackalope

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10 8
La Descarga is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
La Descarga

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9 7
Culver Hotel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Culver Hotel

44
9 7
Little Bar Lounge is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Little Bar Lounge

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7 5
Ye Rustic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Ye Rustic

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7 5
The Misfit is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
The Misfit

47
18 17
Barney's Beanery West Hollywoo... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Barney's Beanery West Hollywood

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4 2
V Wine Bar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
V Wine Bar

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4 2
Far Bar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Far Bar

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4 2
Rascal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bars In Los Angeles
Rascal