For all the jokes about Los Angeles’ lack of seasons, there’s still a noticeable difference when the calendar crawls towards the summer months. As the light stays later and the temperatures peak, L.A.’s love of al fresco dining and drinking becomes overwhelming —whether it’s at a picnic in a local park or during happy hour on a restaurant patio. After two years where drinking and eating outdoors was the safest (and sometimes only) option, we’re still not sick of grabbing a drink and finding a space on a rooftop or in a courtyard.
Yes, LA’s restrictions on indoor dining have been dropped, but with the summer solstice approaching, this is hardly a time to go back inside. And with the warm weather, tequila feels like a natural choice. Milagro’s tequilas, made from 100 percent blue agave, is known for their bright, fresh, and smooth taste. Fantastic both in a cocktail or in a salt-rimmed shot glass, they are an effortless choice for any fan of the robust spirit. Here are 19 of our favorite spots for grabbing a drink (during happy hour or not) and enjoying the California sunshine.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Some restaurants may also experience temporary closures. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for information regarding hours and closures, as well as any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More