Cocktails/Wine Bars in Los Angeles, CA
Tucked away in the cozy cellar beneath the wine store, 55 Degree Wine boasts a cozy ambiance and knowledgeable, friendly staff to serve you up flights of wine that are sure to become your favorites. Each flight encompasses three wines, and the variety of flights vary weekly, offered in the evenings when the tasting room is opened for business. For those who did not fill up on the cheese and meat menu, a popular food truck often frequents this LA evening hot spot for wine for a drink and dinner combo that won't break the bank. But, you'll have to get there first, so call ahead to get directions because this wine bar can be hard to find.
You may come on in for the craft beer and single malt scotch but you'll stay for the bargain drinks and the knowledgeable bartenders at The Daily Pint! Whether you're looking for a low-key evening or a hopping night on the town, this dive bar is known for scotch and whiskey tastings as well as for its good times. Although the $5 daily beer specials, cool vibe and entertainment like foosball, shuffle board and pool tables keep the crowds coming, the service is prompt. Feeling inspired? Look into their scotch mixing classes offered for a small fee. And, one last word of advice: drink whatever the bartender recommends - you won't be sorry!
When specialty drinks and a diverse crowd are your thing, then The Roger Room is your oasis. Strong drinks poured by mixologists beg for an in-house food menu, but the lack of fare is excusable since they allow you to order in pizza. Snag a booth if you can because weekend nights bring the crowds of 20- and 30-somethings in this cozy lounge. And, if the silver spoon-straw isn't enough to inspire fondness for this old-fashioned bar with a modern twist, the friendly yet relaxed ambiance and reasonably priced cocktails will soon have you becoming a regular. Just look for the black, unmarked door and let the fun begin!
No stranger to the LA scene, this cozy island-themed bar has offered cocktails and a fun-loving vibe at the family owned Tiki-Ti Cocktail Lounge for 50 years. This cash-only drink establishment is perfect for the social butterfly that you are, especially since the bartenders yellow random things like "ooga booga" when you order a drink which tends to loosen up the place. Although The Tiki-Ti does not serve beer or wine, know that smoking is permitted as you sip a signature libation. But, before you go, take a peek at their website for tons of tips on making your trip to this local getaway a success.
The Griffin is certainly not your average LA club scene, but the spacious, Harry Potter-esque vibe is perfect for a quiet evening with your date or for some light-hearted bootie shaking with your girls. The attentive bar tenders will keep your glass full and the fare such as the fried pickles, known as "prickles," offer perfect parings for your bottle and craft beer, wine, liquor, or cocktails. Even for those who aren't familiar with the Harry Potter novels should take a moment to check out the Griffin memorability in the powder room. Note that parking is free in the surrounding neighborhoods unlike most pocketbook-draining valet setups many LA clubs have.