Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and chances are, you’ve got friends scattered far and wide who will be returning to L.A. to spend the holiday with family. Make plans now to meet up with old comrades for a night of catching up while you’re out and about. If you’re not sure where to go, we can help. Based on anonymized trip data, these are the top 10 bar destinations for Uber riders over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2016. This stellar list just goes to show that our riders have excellent taste.
Los Angeles bars to visit on Thanksgiving Eve
There’s always something fun happening at The Abbey Food & Bar, but the real joy of this club is the gorgeous, hand-crafted, and beautifully garnished drinks that are almost too good-looking to toss down your gullet. The food here is also stunning to look at and even better to eat. A dance floor invites you and your friends to bust a move, and tempting outdoor terraces welcome you to drink and dine al fresco.
When: Mon – Thu, 11am – 2am; Fri and Sun, 9am – 2am; Sat, 6am – 2am
Where: 692 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood
The funky decor at Good Times at Davey Wayne’s is 1970s thrift-store chic and is a source of entertainment in itself. Good Times features a cozy outdoor space with indoor-outdoor grass carpeting, lemon- and lime-colored pillows, and a vintage Airstream trailer bar. The cocktails are as fashionable as the decor, including a range of slushy drinks that’ll tickle your tongue and keep you cool.
When: Mon – Fri, 5pm – 2am; Sat – Sun, 2pm – 2am
Where: 1611 N El Centro Ave
Enjoy a night with good friends at The Rooftop at The Standard, offering eye-popping views of downtown LA and the mountains beyond. The Rooftop features a heated swimming pool, outdoor fireplace, waterbed pods, and cleverly shaved topiary. Live DJs spin tunes nightly, inviting you onto the outdoor dance floor to groove beneath the stars.
When: Sun – Thu, 12pm – 2am; Fri – Sat, 12pm – 8pm
Where: 550 South Flower
4. Exchange LA
Exchange LA is closed Sunday through Thursday, so plan a post-holiday meetup here Friday night. This enormous nightclub covers 4 levels in the former LA Stock Exchange building. A huge dance floor pulses with lights and keeps you moving and grooving to EDM all night long. If you’re not up for dancing, hole up at a table on one of the levels overlooking the dance floor, where you can order up rounds of delicious drinks and lay low with your besties.
When: Fri, 10pm – 3am; Sat, 10pm – 6am
Where: 618 S Spring St
5. Doheny Room
This glamorous spot celebrates old-school Hollywood and offers American fare with a hip, international twist. Specialty cocktails are almost too pretty to drink, garnished with fresh herbs and fruits and served up in tall glasses that seem to mold to your hand. Enjoy a tasty dinner with your friends—and be sure to admire the beautiful plating. Afterwards, head upstairs for some serious moving and grooving on the expansive dance floor.
When: Tue, 7pm – 11pm, Wed – Sat, 7pm – 2am; Sun, 12pm – 5pm
Where: 9077 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood
Spacious, chandelier-lit, and dotted with comfy, mismatched couches, the Warwick is an elegant spot with brick walls, gigantic fireplaces, and luscious artwork throughout. This is a cozy, intimate place to hole up with your friends and play catch-up. Order up a night’s worth of curated seasonal craft cocktails, made with the best quality ingredients available.
When: Wed, Fri, and Sat, 10pm – 2am
Where: 6507 W Sunset Blvd
This glam rooftop bar offers incredible views of the city and serves up delicious French small plates that you can share with your pals. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails on the big patio featuring an Arabesque floor and punctuated with trees lit up with tiny bulbs when the sun goes down. Inside, you’ll find a homey vibe and comfy couches for hours of stimulating conversation.
When: Mon – Wed, 4pm – 1am; Thu – Fri, 4pm – 2am; Sat, 10am – 2am; Sun, 10am – 1am
Where: 448 S. Hill St
8. E.P. & L.P.
Another stunning rooftop destination, E.P. & L.P. serves up southeast Asian dishes and Asian-inspired cocktails. The outdoor space is stylish and elegant, scattered with greenery in colorful planters and featuring a gorgeous wooden bar and luscious views of the hills. Inside, modern decor with lots of warm wood and plenty of mood lighting offers a cozy, relaxing vibe.
When: Mon – Fri, 5pm – 2am; Sat – Sun, 12pm – 2am
Where: 603 La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood
9. Yard House
An extensive draft beer list encourages trying new things at the Yard House, whose New American dishes offer generous portions and inspired flavors. The warm wood decor creates a cozy, rustic vibe, and industrial touches keep things interesting. Happy hour specials abound, and a killer curated Spotify playlist keeps you swaying in your seat and singing along to current and classic rock hits.
When: Mon – Thu, 11am – 12am; Fri – Sat, 11am – 1:20 am; Sun, 10am – 12am
Where: 800 W Olympic Blvd A-115
Tenants of the Trees is a creative compound with 3 distinct spaces. Out of Order is an intimate music venue with a stellar sound system, and Concession is an outdoor movie theater tucked into the hillside. Tenants of the Trees is the centerpiece of the property, a luscious bar inspired by mid-century design and featuring a sunroom and tree-lined patio for your eating and drinking pleasure.
When: Mon, 10pm – 2am; Tue – Sat, 9pm – 2am
Where: 2808 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles is known for its nightlife, and you can’t help but have a good time when you hit the scene. Start your holiday festivities early with a night out on the town with good friends, enjoying delicious food, exquisite cocktails, and stimulating conversation.