10 Beach Bars You'll Want To Wade Into


Sometimes it's great to get all dressed up and hit the town. Other times it's really great to just show up in whatever you feel like and grab a drink with your friends by the beach. On those nights, even if picking out your attire doesn't take a long time, finding the best beach bar to accommodate your needs might. Even with all the beach bars in Los Angeles, it's fairly uncommon that a spot can achieve that elusive quality of seeming very low-maintenance while still being a total hot spot. These 10 bars are the rare few that do beach bar breeze with a hint of elitism better than anyone else. Locals and tourists tend to love these 10 bars for their choice locations, relaxed atmospheres and the cool crowds they tend to bring in night-after-night. Each bar on our list has something unique to offer. A couple of these spots exude a quirky style and beachy vibe that has all kinds of folks meandering through their sandy doorways day and night. Others completely immerse themselves in the beach lifestyle sporting tons of surfboards and shark decoration. Then there are the bars that truly give you that amazing West Coast ocean view. These spots are regularly jam packed with Instagrammers snapping sunset pics and enjoying the ocean breeze. Even though each of these bars are absolutely different in their approach to what makes an awesome beach bar, one thing ties them all together. These are the best of the best. To find out if your favorite bar made the cut - and to discover your new beachside hang out - click on our list below...


The Airliner

The Airliner

For cutting-edge electronic music, instrumental hip hop and "LA beats," head to The Airliner and let the magic of this grimy dive bar wash over you along with the massive bass from the mega-watt sound Check it out >>

2419 N Broadway
Los Angeles CA 90031

Boardner's
Boardner's
1652 N Cherokee Ave Hollywood, CA 90029
Sound
Sound
1642 N Las Palmas Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028

The Varnish

The Varnish

Dark and discreet, The Varnish is a speakeasy lounge located in the historic core of downtown LA that features a vintage wooden bar, intimate atmosphere and immaculate hand-crafted cocktails. Check it out >>

118 E 6th St
Los Angeles CA 90014

O'Brien's
O'Brien's
2226 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90403
Picca

Picca

From fresh ceviche to frothy Pisco Sours and crispy quinoa salad to beef heart skewers, Picca Peruvian Cantina in downtown LA offers an authentic South American menu with style. Check it out >>

9575 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90035
Yamashiro
Yamashiro
1999 N Sycamore Ave Hollywood, CA 90069
Stout
Stout
1544 N Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028

Rock & Reillys Irish Pub

Rock & Reillys Irish Pub

Retro, cool, and inconspicuous, Rock and Reilly's is the best kept secret of WeHo locals and celebrities. Check it out >>

8911 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood CA 90069