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 Writers Room

The Writers Room
The Writers Room

If the walls of The Writers Room could talk, oh, the tales they’d tell. Writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner and Hollywood power players frequented the bar formerly in this space, the “back room” of Musso & Frank restaurant. The nightspot has been restored courtesy of nightlife visionary Nur Khan and investors including actors Jason Segal and Jack Huston. A décor highlight is a 1928 elevator cage, which functions as VIP booth with curtains and a daybed. Celebrated local mixologist Daniel Nelson commands a cocktail menu inspired by the ethnic neighborhoods of Los Angeles. 6685 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.491.4148.


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