Easily one of the most unique bars in LA, there’s nothing usual about this Cuban bar tucked away on Western Avenue in Hollywood. From the moment you enter the front door and ascend La Descarga’s mysterious staircase, the entire experience is designed to bring you into the world of a swinging Old Havana. A special surprise awaits at the top of the stairs (we won’t spoil the surprise – you’ll have to go yourself), but once you’re inside, it’s a shabby-chic Havana playground complete with crumbling plaster and plenty of cigars. La Descarga’s rum menu was specially created to mimic the cocktails one might’ve had in the early days of Cuba’s own famed Bar Florida. Rum is the order of the day, although you won’t be scoffed at for ordering a G&T here (they’re no snobs). Booking is pretty much essential, though, especially as word gets out.