Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails
Found in West Hollywood, Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails is a sleek, stylish bar and restaurant with a great drinks list and an international menu.
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. 
Tropicana
The A-list has slunk off elsewhere, leaving a mid-century modern oasis complete with heated pool to steam up the scene.
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
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...
Tom Bergin’s Tavern
A truly great Irish pub with added authentic LA 'Oirishness'...
The Well
Sultry, sophisticated, chilled and just occasionally wild as hell...
The Abbey
West Hollywood's epicenter of the gay cocktailing circuit...
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...
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. 
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.
Golden Gopher
A revamped speakeasy with faux-glam 1970s stylings hosts after-work scenesters...
Father’s Office
Hard to characterize yet universally adored 'gastropub' with an impressive beer list...
Cat and Fiddle
Enduring British pub has imported all the usual cliched amenities...
Beer Belly
A must-see for the hip craft beer lover, this fun-loving space is fit to burst with local brews and rib tickling bites.
Bar Lubitsch
Russian-themed bastion of vodka in deep post-Soviet hues...
La Descarga
Hollywood speakeasy that's bringing the Cuban bar back to life in LA.

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