Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

The Oyster Gourmet
Run by Master Ecailler, Christophe Happillon, The Oyster Gourmet is a decadent oyster bar based at LA’s Grand Central Market.
Firefly
Firefly in Studio City is continually feted as one of the most romantic hang outs in LA, who are we to argue, oh the stories we could tell...
Harvard And Stone
The best cocktail bar in Los Angeles, Harvard and Stone is an amateur mixologists wet dream with R&D facilities to concoct that perfect drink...
Rooftop – The Standard
Rooftop at The Standard has the most breathtaking view of LA's sky-high cityscape and sipping cocktails in the warm night surrounded by glittering skyscrapers is something special...
Del Monte Speakeasy
Kick back in Venice’s oldest watering hole to the tune of the prohibition, sipping your illicit cocktails with the other miscreants that pack this underground spot. 
The Otheroom
Eclectic Venice scene of young professionals, arty types and beach bums...
Boardner’s
A Tinseltown tipplers Mecca that has hosted many of Hollywood's finest...
The Dresden Room
Retro-kitsch trappings host LA's most famous lounge singing duo...
Tropicana
The A-list has slunk off elsewhere, leaving a mid-century modern oasis complete with heated pool to steam up the scene.
Bar Noir at Maison 140
The classic secret rendezvous with perfect Martinis to kick start the action...
Bar Marmont
Downplayed chic draws starlets to the laid-back and cozy interior...
Tiki-Ti
Unassuming tiki shack that serves the gamut of exotic cocktails - come early to snatch one of the few seats and join the luau.
The Writer’s Room
A vintage leather-clad grotto tucked away behind Las Palmas club, The Writer’s Room is a destination LA speakeasy within the city’s modern, super-sleek bar and club scene.
The Varnish
The Varnish is a teeny boite hidden in the back of Cole’s Downtown (the famed, circa-1908 establishment that claims to have invented the French dip sandwich), and entering the bar (which used to be a spare storage closet) feels a bit like walki
Spare Room
A sleek-but-unpretentious lounge that bills itself as a gaming parlour, Spare Room, which occupies the mezzanine of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, features two vintage bowling lanes designed to appeal to the child-
Pour Vous
Of the dance clubs LA offers, those looking for a rowdy night out may want to head elsewhere: most of the dancing that takes place here is courtesy of the burlesque dancers who are dropped from the ceiling.
Blind Barber
A concept begun in New York, Blind Barber opened in Culver City in 2012 to great acclaim (from those who managed to find the bar); a sweeping venue with red metal chairs and retro black-and-white tiled flooring, the ambiance is a little bit kitsch, a
Villains Tavern
Retro-cool bar with a demonic edge...
Tower Bar
An elegant oasis of calm amid the roar of Sunset Strip...
Tom Bergin’s Tavern
A truly great Irish pub with added authentic LA 'Oirishness'...
The Sayers Club
The Sayers Club is a speakeasy LA can be proud to call its own: behind a nondescript door in the trendy Papaya King hotdog restaurant, the lounge and live music spot keeps entrants in check with a super-exclusive door policy.
The Well
Sultry, sophisticated, chilled and just occasionally wild as hell...
The Polo Lounge
The ultimate icon of Old Hollywood glamour, elegance and privilege...
The Abbey
West Hollywood's epicenter of the gay cocktailing circuit...
Soho House West Hollywood
Never before has an LA establishment unseated the Chateau Marmont as the go-to celebrity haunt, but the terraced rooftop that is the Soho House West Hollywood is arguably giving the Marmont a run for its money.
Snake Pit Ale House
No-frills, unapologetic dive bar in the heart of Hollywood...
Sassafras
The dusty comfort of Southern hospitality meets barrel-aged cocktails in this swinging, kicking joint. 
Sadie Kitchen and Lounge
Bar manager Giovanni Martinez has crafted a selection of classic and custom cocktails that, alongside his personalised service, excel.
Pattern Bar
This fashionable bar pulls an Oh-so-stylish crowd...
NoBar
Part dive bar, part hipster hangout...
Neat
Housed in a building that dates back to 1960, Neat manages to be both resolutely relaxed in atmosphere and one to beat when it comes to mixological prowess. 
Monty Bar
Old-school Western saloon meets sumptuous bordello: Monty Bar’s got undeniable style. In lieu of a complex mixology program, drinks here are served straight-up and with little pretence.
Mastro’s
Classily-posh playground for chic cougars, gorgeous gold-diggers and sugar daddies...
Marix Tex Mex
Gorgeous, gregarious, well-groomed gay men charged on blood-orange margaritas - need we say more?
Little Bear
Set in an expansive, bright, high-ceilinged room whose industrial rafters are still exposed, Little Bear brings a chic edge to the gastropub genre.
Liquid Kitty
Unassuming martini bar where the Westside's pretty young things mix...
La Cuevita
With a menu filled to bursting with an array of tequilas and smokily potent mescals, La Cuevita is a celebration of Mexican food and spirits seen through a mixological lens.
Jones
Laid-back, low-key cool in this always-busy but rarely sceney WeHo bar...
Golden Road Brewing
The brewery is turning out a solid selection of brews that are fast becoming city denizens’ favourites. Golden Road Hefeweizen, Point the Way IPA, and Get Up Off that Brown are only some of the brewery’s popular styles (it boasts 20 revol
Golden Gopher
A revamped speakeasy with faux-glam 1970s stylings hosts after-work scenesters...

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