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Top 11 Martini Bars in Los Angeles

The City of Angels is where the nightlife is as glamorous as the many famous stars who call it home!

Los Angeles is also home to some of the best martini bars in the world, each with its unique style and atmosphere.

As a fan of a good martini, I’ve explored the city’s vibrant bar scene and compiled a list of the best martini bars in Los Angeles that you’d be remiss not to visit, from classic Hollywood hangouts to modern mixology spots. This list has it all.

Musso & Frank Grill

6667 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 467-7788
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Musso & Frank Grill is one of the most fun places to go out in LA for martini lovers thanks to its bustling environment, elegant designs, cozy red booths, and hopping location on Hollywood Blvd.

I enjoy sipping classic martinis at this old-school spot, which has seen the likes of Humphrey Bogart and John Wayne pass through its doors over the years.

Whether you’re grabbing a drink before dinner, after dinner, or while eating their delicious steaks and pork chops, Musso & Frank is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

The Dresden Restaurant & Lounge

1760 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 665-4294
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The Dresden Restaurant & Lounge, located near Barnsdall Art Park in Los Feliz, is an old-school, 50s-inspired restaurant and martini bar perfect for lovers of cocktails and classic films.

It’s the perfect spot for a fun date or catching up with your closest friends. You’ll be inspired by the live jazz music, romantic interior design, gorgeous appetizers, and, of course, tasty martinis.

I love their gin martini for pre-dinner and a chocolate martini for post-dinner dessert.

Dan Tana’s

9071 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 275-9444
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Dan Tana’s is the perfect spot to hit up if you’re looking for fun places to get drinks and Italian food at the same time!

Located right near the Beverly Hills sign on Santa Monica Blvd, this bar has an exciting, clubby vibe and an array of both Italian eats and cocktails.

Next to your cheesy chicken parm, you can enjoy a bone-dry gin martini – yum!

The Maybourne Beverly Hills

225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 860-7800
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The Maybourne Beverly Hills is not only one of the best hotels in Beverly Hills but also has one of the best martini bars in Los Angeles on its property:

The Cigar Bar. To be fair, the Cigar Bar is primarily a cigar and whiskey bar, offering a highly sophisticated and almost regal vibe.

But they offer such delicious martinis that it’s hard not to call it a martini bar as well. You should try the X-Presso martini with vanilla, Maybourne Martini with vodka and lychee, or the Sartorialist. 

And if you’re staying there, make sure to check out the rooftop pool and renowned spa, too!


5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Phone: (323) 460-4170
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Providence, located by the Los Angeles Tennis Club and the Hollywood DMV, is a fine-dining seafood restaurant with a sophisticated, upscale, yet inviting vibe.

I like frequenting this tranquil, Michelin-star restaurant and bar when I’m in the mood for oysters, caviar, and a classic martini.

You also can’t go wrong with trusting Chef Michael Cimarusti and going with the tasting menu option.

The Normandie Club

3612 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Phone: (213) 263-2709
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Located between Wilshire Center and Koreatown, you’ll find The Normandie Club, one of the best martini bars due to its sleek, moody design and divine vodka martini with fino sherry, raw white honey, and Sel Gris.

The Normandie Club is one of my top recommendations for people looking for a romantic evening in a stylish, speakeasy-style setting before dinner or a fun party environment in the evenings when they have a DJ in the second room.

The Grill on the Alley

9560 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 276-0615
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The Grill on the Alley is another martini bar with an old-school vibe in LA, located in Beverly Hills near the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style.

After shopping for high-end luxury brands or spotting a celebrity or two, you can relax at The Grill on the Alley and treat yourself to steaks, tuna, lobster, oysters, and much more.

Plus, they have a Chai Tea Marini that is to die for!

Bar Flores

1542 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone: (213) 266-8006
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Bar Flores, close to Echo Park Lake, is a lively option suitable for a casual, friendly hangout in a hip space.

It’s the sister spot to Adamae and sports a cool cantina vibe, with tacos, margaritas, and a patio perfect for people-watching.

They have tons of amazing cocktail options, but I highly recommend Marla’s Martini, which is a classic yet delicious dirty martini.

Taylor’s Steak House

3361 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: (213) 382-8449
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Taylor’s Steak House is a mini-chain with two locations, but I love their LA location due to its vibrant, old-timey, supper-club atmosphere and convenient location in Koreatown.

I’m obsessed with their prime rib, rack of lamb, creamed spinach, and calamari, but I’m not opposed to going to this restaurant for the dry martini alone!

Finish your meal with the bread pudding, and you won’t be disappointed!

Dear John’s

11208 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
Phone: (310) 881-9288
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Dear John’s is a hop, vintage bar, and chop house in the McLaughlin area. As Taylor’s Steak House mentioned above, this is a popular spot for both cocktails and grilled, juicy meats.

Surprisingly, I really enjoy their sides more than any other food here, such as the broccolini, German potatoes, or bougie-loaded tots. Any of those sides go swimmingly with their traditional martini.

I highly recommend visiting Dear John’s if you love tasty dishes, various cocktail and wine options, and an affinity towards Frank Sinatra, who supposedly dined there frequently.

The Rendition Room

4349 Tujunga Ave #2, Studio City, CA 91604
Phone: (818) 769-0905
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The Rendition Room is one of my favorite spots to go for a drink when I want to get outside of the main tourist parts of the downtown LA area.

Located in the West Toluca Lake area, I appreciate the no-frills, easygoing vibes of this bar, as well as the friendly service, tasty ravioli, and delicious gin martini.

Other good cocktails here include whiskey sour, michelada, and “Respect,” a blood orange and gin drink.

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

Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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