Suzanne Goin of Lucques Group founded A.O.C. years ago on the concept of inspired wines by the glass with a small plates menu, which has since been mimicked worldwide. As an original, this one is unparalleled, with fashionable city crowds all day.
The city's views are not obstructed by skyscrapers. With an all day opening, this one has artsy crowds, cool cocktails, a tiny pool, and seasonal yoga for those feeling fit. All under gothic, art deco architecture.
A historical and underrated functional office building where you can wander the lobby and main floor. Romanesque exterior, gothic architecture, a Victorian court, open cage elevators, marble stairs, and ornate iron railings.
Funny thing here is that Townhouse is already a bar in Venice’s hipster town. However, in the basement is yet another bar in a bar! One of the oldest bars in Venice, this was a real speakeasy in 1915. For that alone, it merits a visit.
A rum based speakeasy in Hollywood, this one makes things swanky. With vintage dressed patrons and a focus on rums, the literal translation of The Discharge will be sure to knock you out of your timezone, with a hint of the Dominican.
A vintage Hollywood charm speakeasy behind door 1902 inside a restored Victorian home with a dark ambiance, red velvet curtains, a garden style patio and fireplaces for light. Adhere to the classy dresscode.
A Bohemian style boutique hotel which is a quiet sanctuary in the bustle of LA. With sensual interiors, amenities and luscious decor, it is for romantics, pleasure seekers or those intrigued by classic charm.
True to many monstrous dessert appetites, this team has made-to-order and customizable macaron ice cream sandwiches and was first to discover the etched logo take-home glass jars (which can be brought back for refills!).
Behind the guarded door of Cole’s you’ll find a discrete, dark spot with a swooping chandelier and the musky scent of cologne clad influential folks. Strong cocktails are on point, because if alcohol was illegal, you need that drink to be strong.