The scene in Los Angeles for dating is great. Bars and restaurants from the beach to Downtown Los Angeles are full of singles ready to meet their other half. Dating in Los Angeles can be no easy fete though. Just mention the topic to your friends and you’ll hear horrific stories. But, luckily for you, LA is full of opportunities. We’ve scoured the city to find you the best bars around where you’re likely to find a date and fall in love. Visit our original list of The Best Single Bars in Los Angeles for more ideas of fun spots to check out.
Harvard & Stone
5221 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Located on the Eastside of Hollywood, Harvard & Stone is a great bar to meet other singles in LA. Here you’ll find guys with facial hair, tattoos and skinny jeans and women who have a bit of an edge. With an industrial, manly aesthetic, the bar offers many craft cocktails which are mixed up in two bar areas. And, if the drinks don’t get you talking, the nightly live music and burlesque dancers will definitely get the conversation flowing.
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Ladies, if you love the all American man (think Abercrombie & Fitch), then The Bungalow in Santa Monica is your bar. With flannels, nautical art, fireplaces and plush leather sofas, it feels as if you are in one of their ads. While ladies enjoy the scenery and the great looking crowd, guys will relish in the fresh faced ladies. Snuggle up by the fire or peruse one of their many rooms and patios for the perfect match.
448 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
There are numerous reasons why Rosewood Tavern makes for a great singles spot. Within the dark interior, grab a spot at the center communal table which is perfect for striking up a conversation. The bar offers a ton of craft beers and a large list of whiskies which attracts guys from all over. Plus, if you don’t find who you are looking for, the bar is located on a section of Fairfax that has many other bars to jump to.
8447 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
With locations in both West Hollywood and Santa Monica, Barney’s Beanery has been a Los Angeles staple for over 90 years. Besides being a great bar to watch your favorite sports team, this bar has some of the most entertaining karaoke around (every Sunday and Wednesday). On any night, challenge your future sweetheart to air hockey, pool, or one of their other many bar games as well. If the games don’t help you start conversation, the many drink specials each night are sure to help.
7984 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
This hardware store turned West Hollywood hotspot is the place to be if you’re single. The setting is rustic and cool and attracts some of the best looking people the city has to offer. If you’re lucky enough to actually get into the bar (a line stretches down the block if you get there too late), you may find it tough to get a drink but the drinks are well worth the wait. Make sure to arrive early and you will have a terrific time with your friends meeting new people.
1602 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
The Los Angeles gay community has a plethora of bars to chose from, but at which bar can you really meet someone special? For a great happy hour and singles scene, head over to St. Felix daily from 4pm-8pm. The bar features a lively crowd with intimate tables, so you will definitely catch someone’s eye. Favorite drinks include the Firecracker Martini which is super spicy and will definitely warm things up!
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