Los Angeles is perhaps California’s premier destination for wine and spirits, and the Los Angeles bar scene is a crowded and exciting landscape. It can be hard to keep up with all of the openings and changes with L.A. bars and breweries. Luckily, Eater Los Angeles has come out with a list of bars to try this weekend.
The first bar on the list is The Normandie Club, described as a moody, laid-back lounge with retro R&B cuts playing quietly over expansive, dark booths. This would be an excellent spot for a large group looking to kick their feet up and enjoy the hip vibes.
The second bar on this list is The Woods, a casual hang-out spot in an unassuming strip mall in the outskirts of Hollywood, Los Angeles. While the majority of Hollywood bars fall prey to “upscale cocktails and fancy trappings (or worse, slushy touristy drinks)” the author laments, The Woods is a refreshing and eclectic surprise, full of eccentric characters and charming decor. The drinks are strong and the patrons are fascinating.
The third and final bar on the list is located in historic Koreatown, a well-known drinking and cultural hot-spot in Los Angeles. HMS Bounty is a Koreatown bar with a long history and a nautical theme, complete with matching decor. This bar features the “Wise-man Special” Cocktail, a can of Tecate and a shot of booze. Order one of these with a friend and try to grab a dusty, moldy booth in the back.