Idle Hour offers artisan brews and whisky-based drinks created by masterfully skilled mixologists. Sundays at Idle Hour are highly recommended and start off with brunch and bottomless mimosas before moving on to a live music set and ending in a barbecue. Patrons go for the Moscow Mules and Old Fashioneds, the latter of which is available on tap.
Idle Hour, 4824 Vineland Ave, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 818 980 5604
NoBAR is touted as a dive bar but feels a little more like a dimly lit local lounge. The highlights have to be the jukebox and pool room. The best time to visit is during happy hour, seven days a week until 10pm, with $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon, $3 well drinks, and $5 wine. NoBAR, 10622 W Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA, USA +1 818 753 0545
The Federal Bar
The Federal Bar is housed in a former bank building with a restaurant/bar on the first floor and a nightclub on the second floor. It offers scrumptious American fare and several signature cocktails. Whether you’re going there for a dinner date, a comedy show, trivia night, or to dance the night away, make sure to try the apricot Old Fashioned; it’s to die for. The Federal Bar, 5303 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA, USA +1 818 980 2555
The Good Nite
If you’re looking for a casual, relaxed bar where you can show off your vocal prowess, The Good Nite is the place for you. This bar features nightly karaoke as well as daily drink specials. The Good Nite, 10721 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA, USA +1 818 850 3485
What makes Tonga Hut so great is the combination of an authentic mid-century Hawaiian atmosphere and an extensive cocktail menu. This laid-back tiki bar is the perfect place to meet some of the locals who’ve been patrons at this bar during its 55-year run. Tonga Hut is also a great place to get a pineapple garnished drink. The Tonga Punch Bowl comes highly recommended. Tonga Hut, 12808 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, CA, USA +1 818 769 0708
The Brickyard Pub
The Brickyard Pub offers over 150 craft beers and a giant pool room in the rear. This urban pub is perfect for the bar fly who wants to throw back a few brews and school his buds in a game of darts. The Brickyard Pub, 11130 W Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA, USA +1 818 505 0460
Bar One Tap Room
Bar One Tap Room is known for its craft beer and weekly events, such as karaoke and trivia night. It deserves a visit, if only to try out the free pizza that is offered during happy hour. Bar One Tap Room, 12518 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA, USA +1 818 505 3870
This pub, outfitted with reclaimed wood, is known for its franks and brews. If you’re into craft beers and custom sausages, District Pub is the place to go. The Andouille sausage and whisky barrel are must-tries. District Pub even offers alligator sausage for the more adventurous patrons. District Pub, 5249 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 818 732 7319
Skinny’s Lounge offers varied entertainment for every night of the week. Whether you’re into hip-hop, karaoke, classic rock, or EDM, you’re sure to be entertained at Skinny’s. In addition to the occasional burlesque show, this bar/lounge will soon offering other live shows in the form of local band performances.
Skinny’s Lounge, 4923 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA, USA +1 818 763 6581
Tiki No offers classic tiki drinks like the Mai Tai and piña colada. It offers a slightly more modern feel and has added a few signature drinks to its menu. One such cocktail is the Navy Grog, which is a must-try; it is made with silver rum, dark rum, honey, lime, and grapefruit, and it comes with a hand-packed cone of ice in it.
Tiki No, 4657 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA, USA +1 818 766 0116