A place for Great Cocktails
My partner and I are coming to L.A. for 4 nights next week. We are looking for a couple of great recommnedations for excellent cocktails. Rooftops, outdoors, sophisticated settings are all a plus. We're not looking to hang with Paris Hilton...rather we are simply after great drinks served in a classy sophisticated atmosphere (w/o major attitude). Hotel bars can be fun...but not The Standard.
Thanks so much.
the polo lounge inside the beverly hills hotel - they have a lovely courtyard with mature trees, nice outdoor furniture, nice cocktails, impeccable service surprisingly without the attitude. chic yet laidback. perfectly californian.
Let me add a personal favorite: The Biltmore downtown.
Old school hotel bar. Yes, there are a lot of weddings and conventions there, but the place really is beautiful and the cocktails are large. The martini's are 11 bucks but, as my daddy used to say, "...a martini's like a woman's breast...one's not enough and three's too many."
One of the bartender's (Greg) has been there over seventeen years and he knows
what he's doing. Great spicy peanut mix and they even validate parking ($5).
I'm a big fan of Baja Cantina's (Marina del Rey) fresh fruit margarita's; Their patio is a fun hang on Sunday afternoon. And, I have yet to find a place that is more seriously fun about its mojito variations than The Abbey (West Hollywood.)