Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cocktailing: Where to drink in LA

“Where to drink” is an ongoing list series that will be updated frequently

Pricing key:

approximate price per drink is under $10
$$  approximate price per drink is under $15
$$$  approximate price per drink is under $20

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Perfect spots for...

Pre/post dinner in K-Town
Pre/post dinner in Little Tokyo
Pleasing everyone in the group
Post-work pick-me-up/business cocktails
Getting your 'cheesy' on
  • Nic's Beverly Hills ($$) Cheesy beyond cheese.  This place is a confused melting pot of disaster.
Finding a one-night-stand
Watching the big game
Getting out of "the city" for a few hours
  • Malibu Wines (pricing based on wine flights and bottle purchases) What a lovely escape from the city!  Grab a date or your group of friends and plan on spending a few hours at this scenic spectacle for all of your senses.  Make sure to bring something to snack on, though, as Malibu Wines does not sell food!
  • Tinto ($-$$) 
Spending your paycheck on alcohol
  • Bar Nineteen12 ($$$) I know, I know...the 'Sultan of Brunei' and his redonkulous comments.  Thing is, the folks who work for Dorchester need their jobs and paychecks, and I'm not going to stop supporting them.  Bar Nineteen12 is ab-fab, with the option to cocktail al-fresco, has live-music, and makes one helluva drink.  I fcuking love it here.
  • CUT Sidebar ($$$)
  • Hakkasan ($$$)
  • The Club Bar at the Peninsula Beverly Hills ($$$)
Your inner hipster
Where to 'see and be scene'
The happiest of hours
Where to sip pretty drinks by a pool
  • Cabana Cafe ($$$) Situated poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Cabana Cafe offers an assortment of casual bites and some of the best cocktails in town.  Pair that with tropical foliage and a spectacular view, and you've got yourself the perfect midday retreat.  Not a hotel guest?  No worries; no one is going to hassle you for a room card.
  • Skybar ($$) 
  • The Roof Garden ($$$)
  • Trader Vic's ($$$) Sip Hawaiian/tiki cocktails at this retro indoor/outdoor watering hole located on the poolside at The Beverly Hilton
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