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Los Angeles nightlife

Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
– Frank Lloyd Wright

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Photo: Courtesy of The Varnish

Bar Chloe

  • Santa Monica, Bar, $$$$ $$
  • 1449 Second St.
  • Santa Monica, 90401
  • +1-310-899-6999
  • Website | Email

A jewel box-sized boite by the beach from the owners of Magnolia Restaurant in Hollywood and downtown, The Bar on Bronson, and Caufield's Bar and Restaurant in Beverly Hills. Champagne and small plates await.


  • Hollywood, Wine Bar, $$$$ $$
  • 4628 Hollywood Blvd.
  • Los Angeles, 90027
  • +1-323-660-4400
  • Website | Email

If you don't know what you'd like, answer seemingly random queries from the bartenders regarding your line of work and favorite vacation destinations and they'll deduce what might be your ideal glass of wine.

The Dresden

  • Griffith Park/ Los Feliz, Lounge, $$$$ $$
  • 1760 N. Vermont Ave.
  • Hollywood, 90027
  • +1-323-665-4294
  • Website

Nothing goes better with Marty and Elayne than a martini. at 9 p.m. The duo takes the stage and gets the crowd swinging with their jazzy tunes finessed with the occasional drum machine, upright bass, flute, or scatting in falcetto just as they have every Tuesday through Saturday since 1982.

The Varnish

  • Downtown, Lounge, $$$$ $$
  • 118 E. 6th St.
  • Los Angeles, 90014
  • +1-212-622-9999
  • Website | Email

Down the steps, past the carving station for Cole's famous french dips, and through the dining room, there will be the door to The Varnish, a pint-sized bar at the heart of the cocktail revival scene. Go classic with a sazerac or contemporary with a palma fizz. 

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