The home for pre-prohibition tipples, Oldfield’s offers boutique, artisanal spirits and a laid back, neighborhood-bar experience with an homage to decades past. Dim lighting, French bistro barstools, and white subway tiles compose a thoughtful and comfortable place for cocktails enthusiasts to experience sophisticated, yet familiar drinks.
A premiere whiskey bar, Bigfoot West boasts more than 100 brands of whiskey and a cocktail program that embraces seasonality through its use of fresh juices, in-house infusions, shrubs, sherbets, jams, purees and fresh ingredients from Culver City Farmer’s Market. Bigfoot West has become a local favorite through the inviting cabin feel and comfortable, “Cheers"-like environment.
At Harlowe, the cocktails and décor illuminate the elegance and decadence of the Golden Age of Hollywood, with a playful list of classic and original cocktails, fountain and bottled drinks, homemade libations, and more. The menu is rounded out by a selection of old-meets-new dishes, which elegantly complement Harlowe's tastefully ambitious design.
In the heart of Hollywood, 1933 converted a Savannah Townhouse to become Sassafras, a warm, welcoming little piece of the South, highlighting deep-rooted southern history and distinct flavors through its cocktail menu. With a nightly presence of soulful jazz and blues music, guests are poised to enjoy a multi-faceted experience every night of the week. The design is reminiscent of the bayou, with plants flourishing throughout, wicker chairs, portraits of Southern patriarchs, antique mirrors, and a creaky conveyer belt above the bar that displays bottle-aged drinks that are in constant rotation.
Thirsty Crow is a timeless, neighborhood watering hole with an offering of over 100 whiskies, including 60+ small batch bourbons, and an array of cocktail creations that evolve with the freshness of the seasons. With a nightly presence of music and revelry, guests will feel at home whether drinking a Negroni or a Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Set in a brick-laden structure reminiscent of an Old-World Mexican grotto, La Cuevita features a vast selection of agave spirits used to create playful cocktails. With mescal at the forefront, La Cuevita’s menu transforms favorites such as the Paper Plane to the Aeroplano, or a Moscow Mule to a Mezcal Mule, and encourages guests to embrace and explore the smoky spirit.
Bigfoot Lodge is a beloved Eastside destination, offering a woodsy ambience for city-dwellers and music enthusiasts alike to relish in an expansive whiskey list, and snuggle up next to Bigfoot, Smokey the Bear and other charming taxidermy. Locals are invited to revel in nightly activities such as bingo, trivia, comedy, and live music.
In 1941, Idle Hour’s barrel-shaped structure derived as part of the "Programmatic architecture" movement, which was a direct link to the rise of the automobile when business owners in the 20's and 30's designed their buildings to catch the attention of quick passing motorists. Idle Hour is one of the last standing structures of this type in Los Angeles and now serves Americana cocktails and fare that are a definitive time stamp reflective of its original era.