11/28/2012 11:37:00 AM

10 Best Bars Around Los Angeles

Villains Tavern
The LA nightlife scene is as vibrant as ever, as proven by our just-released 2013 Survey. We have everything from themed drinking spots to the best gay bars, dance clubs and karaoke kings around town, but the bar - a great watering hole - is where it all begins. We've had a lot of great new places open this year with more debuting every week, but many long-standing favorites (tiki drinks, rum bars and dives, oh my!) top our 10 Best Bars list. Click through the slide show to see the list, pick up your copy of the book here and be sure to go vote for your favorites on Google+ Local.


  1. Best bartenders in the South BAy!

  2. Tiki Ti is a great place if you're not claustrophobic and feel like catching a raging case of MRSA. There's absolutely no standing room AT ALL. However, it's a great way to get groped if you don't mind the gender. On the weekends you typically stand outside for 20 minutes waiting for someone to come out so you can go in.