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The 5 Best Bars In West Los Angeles

Whether you’re just visiting Los Angeles and want to sample the best the place has to offer, or you’re a local looking to find an overlooked gem of a watering hole, it can be a challenge to track down the best bars in a large and often-changing area like West LA. Fortunately, we’ve done the legwork for you – so take a look at some of the five best bars in West LA:

Banter Bar

banter bar - sports bar west los angeles

For a sports bar in West LA, you can’t do better than the Banter Bar on Sepulveda Boulevard, right off the 405 Freeway. This bar has the NFL Sunday Ticket and shows all NFL games during the season as well as all college games. But there’s more to like about the Banter Bar than just what’s on TV – it also has about the best drink prices around, hosts live music during the week, welcomes both outside food and canine companions, and boasts a lively, friendly neighborhood vibe that’s sure to make it your favorite pit stop in West LA.

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The Wellesbourne

Trendy West Los Angeles Bar

If you’re rather spend your evening feeling like you’re at your rich friend’s English estate, head over to the Wellesbourne. Located at the corner of West Pico and Kelton, the Wellesbourne is an oasis of classic, 19th Century style in West LA, invoking the feel of an English manor house. Sink into leather chairs by the fire and share drinks and small bites with friends or find a quiet corner and read one of the many books that line the walls – or venture out to their “secret garden” and enjoy a cocktail under the stars.


Cozy West LA Cocktail Lounge

But if your tastes run more toward the Old West than merry old England, you should head over to the Thunderbird on Wilshire. Here, you’ll find a sports bar with a decidedly rustic Western vibe, a solid drink selection (including a good collection of agave spirits), delicious Tex-Mex food options, and even a vintage skeeball machine. Somewhere between saloon and sports bar, the Thunderbird is a loud, friendly, and reasonably priced place to spend a night out with friends in West LA.

Tiny’s Hi-Dive

Rustic West Los Angeles Pub

Billing itself as a “high-class dive” in West LA, Tiny’s Hi-Dive is a dimly-lit cozy bar featuring red leather booths, Christmas lights, shuffleboard, a pool table, arcade games, and karaoke every Wednesday. Located on West Pico (in the space formerly occupied by the Arsenal Bar), Tiny’s Hi-Dive offers not only great classic cocktails, but also a knockout menu with authentic, Chicago-style Vienna beef hot dogs, cheesesteaks, and more. Capturing the essence of the authentic Midwestern dive bar in West LA, Tiny’s Hi-Dive makes a great place to unwind.


Chic West Los Angeles Nightspot

For a more low-key experience, check out Neat. on West Pico just up from Tiny’s Hi-Dive. Dark and intimate, this is an unpretentious bar with top-notch cocktails, a wide selection of fantastic whiskeys, friendly bartenders who know their craft, and a relaxed atmosphere that allows for real conversation (a rare find in West LA). Give their specialty cocktails a try – you won’t be disappointed.

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