Best Date Bars in Los Angeles
LA’s bar scene is just as diverse as its culinary counterpart. You have an array of options at your fingertips, from tiki bars to cocktail lounges, and rooftop bars to underground speakeasies. The question is, are you looking for a casual date night, or do you want to wow your date? The Ambiance Matchmaking team picks the top best date bars, all you have to do it choose one that fits your style.
Moonshadows has a tiki-themed patio bar called The Blue Lounge. It was voted top 10 Travel Channel beach bars of the world and #11 on CNN's top bars in the world. Seasoned international DJs perform regularly at the bar overlooking Malibu beach. Performance times Thursday 7pm-12am | Friday & Saturday 7pm-1am and Sunday 3-9pm.
Address: 20356 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265, USA
LIVING ROOM AT SHUTTERS ON THE BEACH
The Living Room is a beach-house-style bar situated right on the Santa Monica beach. Infused with New England charm, the ambiance is luxurious yet low-key. Perfect for a date night. It offers comfortable couches, two fireplaces, an art collection, and live entertainment nearly every night. Cocktails on the heated patio are a must.
Address: 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California 90405, United States
Grab your date and head to Rosaline to explore Peruvian cuisine and sip on some of the best pisco sours and vodka martinis in the city. The indoor-outdoor space is bright, airy, and full of natural warming sunlight, perfect for creating that sunny, beachy California vibe. This stylish bar/restaurant is great for a first (or second, or third) date.
Address: 8479 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA USA 90069
The perfect vegan-friendly date choice. And this vegan menu is actually tasty. Gracias Madre is a plant-based organic Mexican restaurant, with a full wine, beer, and agave-heavy cocktail menu. Go for the house specialty, the Purista, made with reposado tequila and lime and orange bitters, and order it picante.
Address: 8905 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA USA 90069
This neighborly bar is a perfect casual date night option. They are known for their Asian-inspired cocktails and are one of the only places in LA that carry Taiwan Beer. This is because their neighbor, Little Fatty, is a Taiwanese soul food restaurant. So, if you’re hungry, you can order from Little Fatty and the food will promptly be brought to your table. (Think modern takes on classic dishes like squid ink soup dumplings and General Tso's cauliflower.)
Address: 3811 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
If you’re a sucker for rooftop bars and tiki torches, Broken Shaker is your spot. It sits atop the gorgeous Freehand Hotel with amazing views of downtown LA, a pool, and DJs on the weekends. The bartenders serve handcrafted cocktails and tiki classics. A James Beard Award finalist and winner of Tales of the Cocktail’s Best American Hotel Bar award.
Address: 416 W 8th Street, Los Angeles, California 90014 USA