ABOUT TOWN | 10 LA COCKTAIL BARS
we’re picky when it comes to our drinking establishments, especially if we’re going to spend $12+ on a cocktail. and that’s why we solicited the los angeles cocktail king, talmadge, for his recommendations on the best bars for making out. talmadge owns the cocktail operation pharmacie so we know he won’t lead us astray.
THE NORMANDIE CLUB | koreatown
Just look for the Bar sign on 6th in Koreatown. Sophisticated, yet unpretentious cocktails, big, cozy leather banquettes and a little side alley for sneaking in kisses.
SONNY’S HIDEAWAY | highland park
It’s easy to miss this gem on busy York Blvd, but well worth the U turn, when you drive past it. It has a vaguely 60’s feel with Tiki Inspired cocktails and dark corner booths to get lost in…
THE WALKER INN | koreatown
The speakeasy located inside The Normandie Club. You’ll need reservations, an open mind and an adventurous palate. But you won’t be disappointed. The cocktails and service will make you feel swanky and romantic.
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THE VARNISH | downtown
The original. Low lights. Soft music. Excellent cocktails. You’ll feel hidden away from the world here…like it’s just the two of you.
BAR STELLA | silverlake
Hands down the most beautiful room for imbiding in Los Angeles. The stylish design alone should make you and your date feel sexy, but the cocktails will insure it.
1886 | pasadena
Located in the back of a truly old school Pasadena restaurant (The Raymond), Walking in, you’ll feel like you stumbled onto a well kept secret. You have. Maybe the most inventive cocktails in LA and since you don’t know anyone in Pasadena, feel free to indulge in a little PDA.
SASSAFRAS SALOON | hollywood
Don’t let the Southern back porch vibe throw you. The cocktails as good as any in Los Angeles and the unusual layout provides a lot of little nooks for necking.
THE SPARE ROOM | hollywood
Cooler than cool bowling alley and cocktail lounge. Take a leather gaming table for two and play kiss poker.
POUR VOUS | hollywood
Fantastic Parisian vibe, great cocktails and a fireplace. Get there early and sip by the fire so you can suggest heading home for a nightcap, you know, before it gets so noisy and crowded
THE ROGER ROOM | beverly grove
The circus murals may be a little strange, but get here early and get a back booth. The cocktails are superb and when the bar fills up, the lights dim and your euphoria kicks in, it will all make sense. If you’re even paying attention at that point.