Evoking a nuclear fallout shelter, a Dr. Seuss illustration, and a Martian cocktail lounge all in one, Noc Noc may have the strangest interior of any bar you've...more
A cool place to mingle with local Vespa-riding hipsters, the slightly grimy Orbit Room features a pressed-tin ceiling, an Art Deco facade, and rose-colored cone...more
The Powerhouse holds a torch for the old-school gay-bar standard of hard drinks and heavy stares. Though not particularly big, the space has two levels. The...more
The Redwood Room, at the Clift Hotel, can be a pickup joint, popular with rich businessmen and bottle blondes, but it also blazes with splendor. With its...more
Rocks has three bars, patio seating, indoor dining upstairs, and a nightclub downstairs with live music and guest DJs (expect anything from rock'n'roll to...more
The Roger Room, a dimly lit, cocktail-focused pub where the mixologists wear suspenders and fastidiously mix gourmet drinks, has become a cozy hot spot for...more
The roster at this intimate venue features mostly up-and-coming bands, with the occasional big name, and attracts a very young crowd....more
One of the handful of speakeasies breathing some much needed life into L.A.'s downtown scene, this old school–style whiskey bar with a tricked out hunting...more
Tucked in an alleyway off Columbus Avenue, near the storied City Lights bookstore, this North Beach saloon is at once a dive bar and a museum of oddities....more
Downtown's trendy clubs come and go like the ocean tides, but for more than 40 years, gaudy red and black Star Bar with its hundreds of cases of beer stacked on...more
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