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Taking up residence next to Cafe Stella is this sexy little French bar offering more of what Stella is already good at:giving LA some sophisticated Parisian cocktails in a sweetly eclectic setting ... read more
We're looking at two different bars here at The Virgil: "Side A" has the stage, the funk, the DJs, the canned beer and the dark dance floor. "Side B" is the cocktail sanctuary, a dim, intimate room... read more
Small-batch bourbon is the name of the game here. There's a full bar, of course, but all the specialty cocktails are bourbon-based. The signature drink includes citrus, Sazerac rye, bitters and gin... read more
The 'round-the-world wine tour available here is a thing of wonder. Croatia! Slovenia! How progressive! It's complemented by a well-curated beer list. Don't forget, the food shouldn't be an afterth... read more
This was a sad, sad all-ages club for way too long. The classy folks at the Bungalow Club swooped in to class it up, and we'll see the results any day now. Named after a movie, but not really theme... read more
El Chavo the restaurant ain't much: been there forever, food not so good. But new baby bro El Chavito has it all in place. Right crowd, right DJs, right time for a pseudo-dive bar with cheap drinks... read more
The final, uh, solution to the sobriety problem. German love affair that doesn't end with us weepily fleeing for Switzerland, although the owner can show more mean-spirited ferocity than the Axis p... read more
Colorful tropical chachkas and local paintings wrap the nouveau punk shanty from tables to walls looking like a Jane's Addiction album exploded in the joint. Black Flag-strength cocktails for flirt... read more
Ass-kicking-est jukebox in town—rock from the blues, classic, and hard vintages. As impenetrable with emotionless emo trendoids as the smoke cloud outside the front entrance on weekends. Giant Budd... read more
Straight-friendly gay bar of shadowy Arabian allure. Been a long time since we've seen Akbar's Jeff, causing breakup rumors. Notable draws include true smoking area and buff stuff in muscle tees. W... read more
Rough trade transgender, Latino crowd, except on weekends. On work days, wandering club Fold takes over with some of the nation's most talented live noisemakers. Spot talent about a year before the... read more
Favorite karaoke dive for a rowdy night where owner and friends party harder than you do. Local talent—if one might be so bold as to describe it as such—ranges from Taylor Hicks to Sanj... read more
Latin rump-bumpin' & back the F up! DJ Booth y mucho dance floor pulsation with revelers whirling to salsa, reggaeton, bachata, merengue, or mambo blues.Hot Fridays and Sabados Picantes just keep h... read more
Show restaurant that is more Mexican hat dance than Medieval Times, heavy on live rock madness and bizarre burlesque. Frail anti-hair gel kids brood, wishing Cap n' Jazz were still around at this s... read more
Crazy headhunter hut celebrating 45 years, with an equally loony bar staff of paw and son bartenders. Suck down top-strength Ray's Mistake over cheers and have a legal cigarette. Joint holds roughl... read more
Swanky London-bred Cantonese classes up the Hills of Beverly. Glamo...
How do you say "sexified, neck-craning hot spot" in Mandarin? Becau...
Chef Jeff Mahin's Hollywood pizza joint has some fan favorite pies ...
Meant to decisively invoke all the sensual allure of its namesake d...