- Baldoria If you need another reason to head Downtown, this lively Italian bar and restaurant just opened up in Little Tokyo. Renowned sommelier David King has teamed up with chef Duke Gervais to bring a unique spin to the LA nightlife scene. The distinctive take on Italian favorites include dishes such as fried ravioli, pistachio-crusted grapes, and the Sweet Mary Pizza (topped with strawberries!). The bar only serves specialty cocktails that have been made in-house, as well as a selection of beer and wine. Once a month, the bar will host a guest bartender who will make their signature cocktail. 243 S. San Pedro St.
- Nighthawk: Breakfast Bar Everyone loves breakfast for dinner, so why not add boozy breakfast drinks to the mix? This breakfast-themed bar in Venice serves creative cocktails such as their specialty spiked cereal milk and slushy Bloody Mary. Enjoy gourmet breakfast-themed fare with your cocktails, such as the delicious Candied Bacon Breakfast Burger or the Drunken French Toast. The bar is open from 6pm-1am on the weekdays, and from 11am-1am on weekends for those who feel like having breakfast for every meal! If you want a night out that is definitely anything but ordinary, Nighthawk is the place to go. 417 Washington Blvd.
- The Pacific Seas Located inside Clifton’s Cafeteria through a hidden staircase, this new tiki bar brings an exciting island-vibe to your night out. The specialty Tiki cocktails are made with lots of rum and tequila, naturally! You can also enjoy a Polynesian seafood inspired menu. The bamboo and nautical décor will make you feel like you are traveling on an island getaway! 648 S. Broadway
- Salazar This Mexican bar and restaurant is located in a charming outdoor space, formerly an auto body shop, in Frogtown, a small neighborhood just east of Silver Lake. The extensive menu of tacos and craft beers is available for both lunch and dinner, so feel free to get an early start to your night! You can also enjoy fresh cocktails such as the Verde, made with fresh ingredients such as cucumber, apple, lime, cilantro, and celery gin and served in a coconut. 2490 Fletcher Drive
- Westbound The newly updated Art’s District has gotten even more exciting with the opening of this funky bar and lounge. The interior resembles an old railway station, complete with vintage railcar-inspired booths. The creative cocktail and elegant small plates make this spot a perfect place to head for a classy night out on the town. 300 S. Santa Fe Ave., Suite N
5 New Los Angeles Nightlife Spots
With the plethora of bars, restaurants, and cocktail lounges, you can never have a dull night in Los Angeles! If you’re looking for somewhere new to spice up your usual nightlife, check out these 5 new bars/restaurants that are truly one-of-a-kind.