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Top 15 Hotel Bars in Los Angeles

Planning a vacation in Los Angeles? Great idea! The City of Angels is one of my favorite destinations in the United States.

If you’re planning to stay in one of the many excellent hotels in the city, one great attraction will be right on your doorstep (actually, even closer). 

I’m talking about hotel bars. I’ve put together this list of hotels with bars that are more than worth a visit in L.A. Even if you’re not staying in the hotel, you should still give these bars a visit.

Check out my list of the best hotel bars in Los Angeles below! They’re the answer if you’re wondering where to get a drink

Hotel Bel-Air

701 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077
Phone: (310) 472-1211
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More than a hotel, Hotel Bel-Air is a glamorous estate. It’s also a legend, with a history stretching back to the 1920s.

The upscale Bar & Lounge at Hotel Bel-Air is well-loved by the celebrity set. Of course there are decadent cocktails for you to enjoy.

There is live entertainment every night, too. Hotel Bel-Air is less than a 40-minute drive from the Bel-Air Country Club

The Club Bar at The Peninsula

9882 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310) 551-2888
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Beverly Hills is synonymous with luxury, so it makes sense that The Peninsula is an extraordinarily fine hotel.

As you’d expect, The Club Bar has a full menu of top-notch drinks, including cognacs, scotches, whiskies, and more.

The bar has its own private-label wine called The Peninsula Sonoma Pinot Noir. You can sample it here. The Club Bar at the Peninsula is in easy distance of the famous Waldorf Astoria. 

The Tap Room

1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone: (626) 585-6218
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Located at The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, The Tap Room has a long history.

I was impressed by the elegant sophistication and exclusive atmosphere of The Tap Room.

It offers an impressive menu of whiskey, bourbon, cognac, single malt scotch and more. Prefer beer? The Tap Room has artisanal beer available on tap.

Upstairs at Ace Hotel

929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 623-3233
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Upstairs at Ace Hotel is a fun place to get drinks in Los Angeles. This establishment offers a great range of cocktails and wines.

When I visited this bar, I tried the Home Sweet Home cocktail. It’s delicious, with orange, apple brandy, cognac, and more. You can get beer to share with a friend, too.

Ace Hotel is a trendy boutique establishment and so is its bar. 

Sugar Plum at the Viceroy Santa Monica 

1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 260-7511
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Sugar Plum is an upscale yet laidback bar and lounge located at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica.

It has indoor and outdoor drinking and dining. This establishment has a fantastic cocktail menu, as well as an impressive wine list.

There is also beer on draft, including unusual finds such as Expatriate IPA from Three Weavers Brewing Co in Inglewood, California, and others. There is also a Mexican beer selection. 

The Normandie Club

3612 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Phone: (213) 263-2709
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You’ll discover the Normandie Club in the historic Hotel Normandie.

This hotel is in the Koreatown district of Los Angeles. The Normandie Club is community-focused yet welcomes visitors as well.

This hotel bar features a sophisticated approach to its drinks menu. My favorite drink here is the Bees Knees, which includes plum brandy, gin, green plum honey, and more. 

Shutters on the Beach

1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 458-0030
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Shutters on the Beach is a gloriously beautiful beach hotel in Santa Monica, and Coast Beach Cafe is a must-visit hotel bar.

It’s the perfect place to unwind beside the ocean and enjoy a refreshing drink. Coast Beach Cafe offers a wide variety of drinks, including cocktails, wine, and beer.

I recommend the Santa Monica Citrus Witbier, one of the beers on tap. 

The Culver Hotel

9400 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Phone: (310) 558-9400
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The Culver Hotel is the epitome of European elegance and historic flair.

Its bar and lounge, Lillie’s, is more than worth a visit while you’re in Culver City. Head to The Velvet Lounge for a full bar.

Happy Hour happens between 3 and 5 pm. Of course, you can enjoy a sophisticated cocktail or go with the local Los Angeles draft beer on tap. 

Riviera 31

8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (310) 770-1654
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Riviera is the lounge at Sofitel Hotel & Resort in Los Angeles.

If you’re looking for a hotel bar that is known for great live entertainment, Riviera 31 is the pick for you.

When it comes to drinks, it has impressive cocktail and spirits menus. When I visited Riviera 31, I enjoyed a Peroni beer, imported from Italy. 

The Lounge

300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (310) 273-2222
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The Lounge is the bar and lounge at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles.

The name Four Seasons is synonymous with luxury and quality, the The Lounge is just as wonderful as you’d expect.

The Lounge offers delicious specialty cocktails and wine together with a light menu of tasty bites. Visit on a Friday night to enjoy live entertainment. 

Mr. C Beverly Hills

1224 Beverwil Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 277-2800
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Are you staying at Mr. C Beverly Hills? If you are (and even if you’re not), consider a visit to The Lobby Lounge.

It’s a comfortable lounge with a welcoming vibe. It has a European look indoors, and there is some outdoor seating as well.

My favorite drink here is the Strawberry Mimosa. There are other cocktails and a wine list here, too. 

The Spare Room

7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 769-7296
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Head over to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and its The Spare Room lounge.

The Spare Room has a glamorous vintage cocktail menu. Green for Danger is a daring combination, with absinthe, dry vermouth, sherry with mezcal, and dry vermouth.

This lounge and its hotel is in easy distance of the Tropicana Pool & Cafe. It’s one of the best fun places to go out in Los Angeles. 

CUT at Beverly Wilshire

9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 275-5200
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A Four Seasons hotel, the Beverly Wilshire is the best of the best.

It’s right by the world-famous Rodeo Drive, so you can do some serious shopping. CUT is the bar and lounge at the Beverly Wilshire.

This lounge’s atmosphere is equal parts sophisticated and subdued. I appreciate CUT for its elegant craft cocktails, which you can accompany with small dishes, such as Wagyu Beef Sliders.  

Break Room 86 at The Line Hotel

3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
Phone: (213) 368-3065
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As hinted by the name, Break Room 86 is a proud ‘80s throwback.

Step in the door and travel back in time. If you’re looking for a fun and casual place to get drinks in L.A., you’ve got to visit Break Room 86 at The Line Hotel.

Go ahead and find Break Room 86 at The Line Hotel in Koreatown. 

Lobby Court at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites

404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 624-1000
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If you’re staying at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites (or even if you’re not), enjoy some drinks at Lobby Court.

Spacious and fashionable, Lobby Court offers a full bar and cocktail menu, and it’s open every day of the week. Don’t worry about dressing up. Lobby Court has a casual dress code. 

So, there you have it! Los Angeles has many attractions, but don’t overlook these fantastic hotel bars.

And don’t forget to spend lots of time outdoors and enjoy the California sunshine at the beach, too. 

Which of these hotel bars will you visit in Los Angeles, and what else do you plan to do in the city? Let us know in the comments below.

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

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