Los Feliz is one of Los Angeles’ most walkable neighborhoods—so it’s no wonder it’s also home to some of the city’s best bars.
Los Feliz is a haven for a specific kind of Angeleno. It’s a little less hipster than Silverlake, a little more chill than Hollywood, and nestled in between both. The walkable, low-key neighborhood is home to cozy coffee shops, unique eateries, and some of Los Angeles’ best bars. Here are the can’t-miss watering holes in Los Feliz.
Part of Alcove Cafe, Big Bar is a cozy option for bar-goers in Los Feliz. The atmosphere is laid back and the food is fantastic, making it a perfect option for a slow night out with good friends and good conversation. The décor will make you feel like you’re hanging out in the ritzy summer home of the classiest friend you’ve never had.
The Dresden opened in 1954 and it looks it. The bar and lounge is the classy drinking spot of a young Angeleno’s dreams—and an LA landmark in its own right. In addition to expertly-crafted cocktails, the Dresden serves classic American food, including seafood, pasta, and steak. The lounge area is home to the bar’s famous house jazz band, Marty and Elaine, who play most nights.
Good Luck Bar is an Asian-inspired treasure in the heart of Los Feliz. It’s a themed dive bar with enough quirk and charm to please everyone in a group. The staff is amazing and specialty cocktails like the Scholar, a rum-based cocktail served out of a cup shaped like an angry man’s head, make the bar stand out.
Bar Covell is a haven for wine lovers. The popular wine bar offers a wide selection of wines (150 to choose from) in a cozy locale. Wine is sold by the glass and Bar Covell also offers an array of food options. The staff is as great as the selection and the owners are always happy to talk about the origins of their wines with inquiring patrons.
The Drawing Room is the bar for people hate the bar scene. The old-school bar, nestled in the heart of Los Feliz, attracts a mix of craggy (but awesome) regulars and chill hipsters. The staff is friendly, the jukebox is always running, and the drinks are strong and very affordable. It’s a perfect spot for anyone looking for their own Cheers.
Speaking of cheap, cozy dive bars, Ye Rustic Inn is an essential stop for dive bar lovers. The delightfully gritty bar has character to spare, even if it’s low on other amenities. The bar is open early (noon on weekdays and 9 a.m. on the weekends) if day drinking is your vibe and there’s a full bar menu to power patrons through a day or night of drinking. In addition to a killer jukebox, Ye Rustic Inn hosts live music, karaoke, bingo, and trivia—basically everything a neighborhood bar needs.
The Hyperion Tavern is not your average bar. Not only is it closed on Saturday and Sunday (this is a weekday spot), it features a wall of books and hosts live music, DJs, and unique events. The crowd is the only thing better than the drinks—the Hyperion is the kind of bar where a person can sit down next to a stranger and walk away with a new best friend.