West Hollywood is renowned for a glitzy nightlife scene that’s been in existence ever since the insurgence of the area’s famous film studios. And although the rest of the world may have moved on from the times of charming old-world glamour, the lively bars and clubs of WeHo certainly haven’t. Whether you want to rekindle the allure of the Golden Age, embrace stunning views above the bright lights or simply sit in a local’s haunt and watch this interesting city buzz around you, we’ve found the best bars and their tastiest cocktails that will make your night one to remember.
Espresso Martini at Skybar
For some of the best views in Los Angeles, the Skybar at the Four Star Mondrian Hotel is a great place to sip a cocktail and watch the sun go down. We particularly like the Skybar’s Espresso Martini for its innovative take on this classic Hollywood favourite. Adding a shot of coffee to a delicious martini offers tons of flavour and packs the energy you need for a night on the town.
Dark and Stormy at Cactus Lounge
Set on the iconic Sunset Boulevard in the Standard hotel, the Cactus Lounge, with its walls draped in images of the desert, makes for a comforting and casual evening. After a busy day exploring this fabulous city, we think that the Lounge’s classic Dark and Stormy cocktail is the perfect accompaniment for a chilled night out. The national drink of Bermuda (who knew?); this cocktail consists of dark rum and ginger beer on ice.
Slow Dance at Harlowe
Inspired by the Golden Age, this atmospheric bar boasts stunning interiors and promises a lively crowd and a delicious array of cocktails prepared by their talented mixologists. Step back into Hollywood’s most opulent era and enjoy a glass of the Slow Dance, a distinctive cocktail comprising of St. Germain, Galliano, allspice dram, lemon and sparkling wine.
Mary Funkin’ Poppins at Church Key
This restaurant come cocktail bar is the brainchild of California’s very own Steven Fretz and his innovative ideas. With frozen cocktails to cocktails served in tins and bowls, this bar is full of unique drinks to make sure you have a wonderful night out. To really wake you up we’d suggest the Mary Funkin’ Poppins. Offering a twist on the traditional British tea phenomenon, this drink combines Buffalo Trace Bourbon and Green Chartreuse with Earl Grey and honey.
The Pink Slip at Bar 10
Bar 10 is a popular bar with a fantastic selection of comfort food and snacks to accompany their signature drinks. Combine the heat of a jalapeno pepper with cucumber, strawberry, agave, lime and, of course, a dash of Hangar1 Lime Vodka to get the incredible flavours of The Pink Slip.