5 New Los Angeles Nightlife Spots

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Adding a new spin to Los Angeles nightlife, restaurateur Jeremy Fall’s Nighthawk: Breakfast Bar serves elevated breakfast fare (e.g., a candied-bacon breakfast burger and “Benedict” fries) in a dark, moody-yet-fun space.

New Los Angeles nightlife spots serve up a double shot of fun.

By Gillian Glover, adapted from Good Spirits in the November 2016 issue of WHERE Los Angeles Magazine

Baldoria

Little Tokyo’s Baldoria, from Mozza sommelier David King, offers pre-bottled cocktails, gourmet grub and a laissez-faire attitude. Guest bartenders whip up limited-edition batches of signature drinks, which are then nitrogen-dosed for freshness and poured on the rocks. 243 S. San Pedro St., downtown, 213.947.3329. baldoriadtla.com

Nighthawk: Breakfast Bar

Restaurateur Jeremy Fall’s Nighthawk: Breakfast Bar serves elevated breakfast fare (e.g., a candied-bacon breakfast burger and “Benedict” fries) in a dark, moody-yet-fun space. Cocktails like Froot Loops-flavored spiked cereal milk and boozy floats bring out the kid in you. 417 Washington Blvd., Venice, 323.507.2301. nighthawkrestaurants.com

The Pacific Seas

Since reopening last year, the historic Clifton’s cafeteria has been rolling out new elements. The latest is The Pacific Seas, a Tiki bar accessible via a hidden staircase. Step inside to enjoy an island-getaway vibe, Polynesian cuisine and classic Tiki cocktails served from behind a mahogany boat deck. 648 S. Broadway, downtown, 213.627.1673. cliftonsla.com

Salazar

Perhaps the hottest spot in town right now, Salazar—a colorful desert oasis set in a reworked auto-body shop—specializes in outdoor dining, grilled meats and fun drinks. Pair tasty tacos with aguas frescas and cocktails like the rum-based joven y alocada, served in a fresh coconut. 2490 Fletcher Drive, L.A. salazarla.com

Westbound

Located on the former site of the historic La Grande Station, classy Westbound draws from its railway heritage, as evident in its railcar-style booths. Get cozy and enjoy cocktails like the Santa Fe De Luxe, pictured here, and elegant bar bites (e.g., fried pork rillette with mustard-seed aioli, masago, tarragon and pickled vegetables). 300 S. Santa Fe Ave., Suite N, downtown, 213.262.9291. westbounddtla.com

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