Strikingly seductive, art-filled club from New York. 9039 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.274.2326.
David Cooley’s world-famous gay bar and nightclub. A new concept, the Chapel at the Abbey, is adjacent. 692 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.289.8410.
Arts District Brewing Co.
213 Hospitality’s Arts District brewery and tasting room with classic bar games and food from Neal Fraser’s Fritzi. 828 Traction Ave., downtown, 213.519.5887.
Recently renovated dance club and concert venue with a storied past: It hosted the Beatles’ first West Coast performance. More intimate club Bardot is upstairs. 1735 Vine St., Hollywood, 323.462.8900.
Intimate bar hidden in the back of downtown’s Seven Grand, featuring more than 120 premium whiskeys, including many of the au courant Japanese labels. 515 W. 7th St., downtown, 213.614.0736.
Dreamy bar next door to historic Chateau Marmont. 8171 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, 323.650.0575.
Underground speakeasy in a Victorian abode; live music. The Victorian, 2640 Main St., Santa Monica, 310.396.2469.
Kitschy log-cabin-themed watering hole. 3172 Los Feliz Blvd., Atwater Village, 323.662.9227; Bigfoot West, 10939 Venice Blvd., Culver City, 310.287.2200.
Craft-cocktail-driven speakeasy hidden in the rear of a barbershop. 10797 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310.841.6679.
The Blind Donkey
Impressive roster of premium whiskeys, whiskey cocktails and craft beers, with locations in Old Pasadena and Long Beach. The Long Beach location was featured in La La Land. 53 E. Union St., Pasadena, 626.792.1833; 149 Linden Ave., Long Beach, 562.247.1511.
Nightclub with burlesque shows and other live entertainment. 9229 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.274.7500.
Brack Shop Tavern
Cozy new cocktail pub from the team behind Silver Lake’s Same Same. 525 W. 7th St., downtown, 213.232.8657.
Break Room 86
1980s-style bar inside the Line Hotel with karaoke suites and live entertainment. 630 S. Ardmore Ave., L.A., 213.368.3056.
Seaside cottage-style nightspot with gourmet bites by Fig Restaurant. The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.899.8530.
New venture from founders of Sunset Entertainment Group and promoter Robert Kennedy turns the Pig ‘N Whistle into an exclusive club after tavern guests go home. 1666 McCadden Place, Hollywood.
Intimate Los Feliz neighborhood wine bar from Dustin Lancaster, who’s also behind Silver Lake’s L&E Oyster Bar and El Condor. 4628 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 323.660.4400.
The Culver Hotel
Historic hotel in the heart of Culver City is home to the Grand Lobby Bar, with nightly live jazz, and upstairs, the newly renovated, Prohibition-inspired Velvet Lounge. 9400 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 310.558.9400.
Stylish art deco-style bar and lounge from the SBE Group offers a diverse menu by Cleo chef Danny Elmaleh. 9077 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 424.777.0266.
Hip Echo Park dance club books local and indie bands. DJs, dancing; Echoplex is downstairs. 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, 213.413.8200; Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd., Echo Park, 213.413.8200.
Posh renovated power plant. Get there early. Dress code. 108 W. 2nd St., downtown, 213.613.0000.
El Rey Theatre
Hot indie bands play art deco theater on Miracle Mile. 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.936.6400.
Good Times at Davey Wayne’s
’70s-themed bar from the Houston brothers. 1611 N. El Centro Ave., L.A., 323.962.3804.
Sophisticated art deco lounge. 1638 N. Cahuenga Blvd., L.A., 323.467.7300.
Spacious, vintage-glam restaurant and bar. 721 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.876.5839.
Inventive cocktails and a colorful, underlit glass dance floor await at this subterranean spot. 819 S. Flower St., downtown, 213.688.0888.
SBE lounge with offshoots around the country. Reservations recommended; open during arena concerts and games. Hyde at Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 323.330.8018.
Cuban-inspired rum bar. Live band and dance performances. Reservation recommended. Upscale dress code. 1159 N. Western Ave., L.A., 323.466.1324.
Largo at the Coronet
Comedy and music. Tickets needed for shows. 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310.855.0350.
Festive tequila and mezcal bar with sophisticated cocktails. 107 E. 6th St., downtown, 213.988.8355.
Famed comedy nightclub. 8001 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.656.1336; 151 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, 562.495.2844.
Melrose Umbrella Co.
Rustic-chic space with creative cocktails and inventive fare. 17465 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.951.0709 Map I12
The Nice Guy
H.Wood Group’s reservations-only, Italian-inspired restaurant and mixology lounge. 401 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310.360.9500.
SBE’s exclusive new nightclub has a main club room, two bars/lounges and an outdoor garden “oasis.” 643 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 323.457.2211.
Gin cocktails and live entertainment in a Victorian boutique hotel. 1727 N. Hudson Ave., Hollywood, 323.465.1902.
Open-air roost in a historic building; indoor cabaret lounge Bar Thirteen is underneath. 448 S. Hill St., downtown, 213.802.1770.
Parisian-inspired Champagne and cocktail salon. Upscale dress code. 5574 Melrose Ave.,
Lounge styled as a (stylishly) decaying Savannah town house specializes in barrel-aged
cocktails. 1233 N. Vine St., Hollywood, 323.467.2800.
Whiskey bar with tongue-in-cheek hunt-club decor. Intimate Bar Jackalope hidden in the back features more than 120 premium whiskeys. 515 W. 7th St., downtown, 213.614.0737.
Chic open-air roost with a view at the Mondrian hotel. Reservations required. 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.848.6025.
The Spare Room
Gaming parlor and cocktail lounge with bowling lanes and fancy drinks. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.769.7296.
The Standard Downtown
Rooftop bar with panoramic city views and a pool, plus a rooftop beer garden and pingpong club Spin. 550 S. Flower St., downtown, 213.892.8080.
The Standard Hollywood
Lounge with swinging seats, glowing purple walls. 8300 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.650.9090.
Alfresco bar at LACMA with handcrafted cocktails and great small plates. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.857.6180.
Pronounced “ten pound,” this whiskey bar in the Montage Beverly Hills specializes in single-malt Scotch whisky from the Macallan. 225 N. Cañon Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.860.7800.
Historic spot books up-and-coming alt-rock and local bands. 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.276.1158.
Sip drinks and enjoy stunning city views atop Ace Hotel, in the historic United Artists Building. 929 S. Broadway, downtown, 213.623.3233.
The mixing of Prohibition-era cocktails is an art form at this bar in the back of Cole’s diner. 118 E. 6th St., downtown, 213.622.9999.
Tiny, nitty-gritty live-music venue. 8852 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.358.1881.
Whisky a Go Go
Legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Famer still rocks. 8901 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.652.4202.