1. Sassafras Saloon
Located in the heart of Hollywood, this converted Savannah townhouse is now home to Sassafras. Like taking a step back in time, this Southern-style joint is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail or two. With burlesque entertainment and good ol’ New Orleans-style food aplenty, you are sure to enjoy a night at this saucy saloon.
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2. The Spare Room
Situated inside of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel you will find one of L.A.’s secret gems. This gaming parlour come cocktail lounge brings lovers of good design, good cocktails and a good time, together. Kitted out with two vintage-style bowling alley’s and exquisite attention to detail throughout, a visit to The Spare Room is a must.
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3. No Vacancy
A Houston Brothers special, No Vacancy is one of the club-owning twins’ best nighttime haunts. Complete with perfect Prohibition-style decor, this ‘speakeasy’ is set in an old Victorian home with a cleverly disguised secret entrance. With various forms of live entertainment on offer, from music and variety performances to burlesque, this swanky bar is the perfect place to release your inhibitions.
4. Redwood Tavern
With a core theme of punky pirate, the Redwood Tavern thrives on being labelled with the term ‘dive’. This grungy, alternative bar offers up an exhaustive cocktail menu featuring most of the classics. If you’re looking to release your inner grunge, Redwood Tavern fits the bill.
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5. The Wolves
If, for some reason, L.A. isn’t quite cutting it and you’re on the hunt for an ornate, Parisian style cocktail bar, then The Wolves is the one for you. Located on Spring Street, The Wolves proudly proclaims to be the only bar to have balcony access both inside and out. This elegant bar hopes to be the next big meeting ground for creatives whilst still maintaining a comfortable vibe for the much-loved locals.
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6. Good Times at Davey Wayne’s
A 70s lover’s dream, Good Times at Davey Wayne’s is like a haven. Enter through a fridge door, yes, a fridge door, and kick back on one of the low-rise couches and try not to get a headache from the psychedelic wallpaper that enthrals the bar. Offering beer, cocktails and even boozy-snow cones, Good Times even has a patio equipped with standard 70s campervan.
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