Cocktail Confidential: A Guide To Los Angeles Nightlife

Neo-speakeasies, reservation-only drinking dens, hidden dance clubs—the hottest Los Angeles nightspots have an air of secrecy. Allow us to let you in on Los Angeles nightlife’s little secrets.

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The Bar at Chateau Marmont

It’s so hush-hush, no one even knows what it’s called! The former private dining room at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood was recently converted to a super tiny, super exclusive and unnamed cocktail destination hidden in a corner of the hotel’s restaurant. (Hotel guests may be favored at the door; reservations are suggested.) With just four tables and swanky sips such as the Professor (gin, blood orange and fig bitters) and La Fume de Jalisco (mezcal, Aperol, habanero chili-infused agave and lime), the bar is bound to attract the Hollywood power players who have flocked to the hotel since it opened in 1927. Columbia Pictures founder Harry Cohn once quipped, “If you must get into trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont.” We (and Lindsay Lohan) couldn’t agree more. 8221 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.656.1010.


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