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The Best LA Spots for Fall Cocktails

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Los Angeles’ favorite cocktail spots may currently be closed for in-person service, but that doesn’t mean Angelenos will have to spend the fall as teetotalers. After all, you don’t have to belly up to the bar these days to enjoy a handcrafted Negroni or Grand Marnier margarita — just place an order for takeout or delivery and recreate the experience from the comfort and safety of your home. (One silver lining: you don’t even need to find parking to support your local spots.) Here are our top picks for sipping your way around the city from home this season.

Be sure to check each of these spots before you go, as cities and states continue to adopt new guidelines and regulations. For updated information on COVID-19 cases in your area, please visit ldh.la.gov.

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Edendale

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The patio at this former fire station and current bistro-like favorite may be off-limits for now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t imbibe at home. Stock your fridge with bottled cocktails of up to 64 ounces — that’s about 16 average bar pours – available for curbside pickup or delivery. 

Palmilla Cocina y Tequila

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The joy of a Southern California fall is that the beaches are still beautiful — even if you need a light jacket at sundown. Palmilla is less than a block from the sand in Hermosa Beach, and its margarita — finished with Grand Marnier — tastes as clean as an ocean breeze. Order a round for pickup or delivery, and don’t forget the street tacos and guacamole.

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Everson Royce Bar

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With its picnic-table seating and wide-ranging cocktail list, Everson Royce Bar has become a party favorite in the Arts District. Though these “parties” are on hold for now, the drinks are still as good as ever — and with to-go pre-batched libations, you can pour them at home, too.

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This Echo Park cocktail bar has been a go-to neighborhood spot since it opened in 2019. For now, locals can order vegan chili fries, Lowburgers, and cocktails for delivery or pickup at The Window, the colorful takeout spot it’s opened next for with Bar Flores and Echo Park Liquor. (Stop by for lunch, too!)

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You may have to wait to enjoy the 16th-floor rooftop space, but this French restaurant and bar is now serving up artfully made to-go cocktails alongside elegant favorites like steak frites and wild mushroom risotto.

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The York

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There are any number of selling points for this Highland Park stalwart – the gastropub menu, the daily specials – but drink names like the Oaxacan Discotheque and the Marionette have to be high on that list.

The Nickel Mine

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The beer selection and the pizza are often the first menu items that come to mind when thinking about this West L.A. sports bar, but don’t skip the spirits and cocktail list. There’s enough whiskey and bourbon here to keep you warm through the fall, and drinks like the Chocolate Old Fashioned and the Saints and Sinners are good company for the end of a big game.

The Red Lion Tavern

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The Red Lion Tavern has been one of LA’s main destinations for German food for more than 60 years. With its miles-long drink list and wide array of German snacks, pantry items, sausages, and pretzels, you’re guaranteed to find something to satisfy every member of your household.

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Edendale

The patio at this former fire station and current bistro-like favorite may be off-limits for now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t imbibe at home. Stock your fridge with bottled cocktails of up to 64 ounces — that’s about 16 average bar pours – available for curbside pickup or delivery. 

Palmilla Cocina y Tequila

The joy of a Southern California fall is that the beaches are still beautiful — even if you need a light jacket at sundown. Palmilla is less than a block from the sand in Hermosa Beach, and its margarita — finished with Grand Marnier — tastes as clean as an ocean breeze. Order a round for pickup or delivery, and don’t forget the street tacos and guacamole.

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Everson Royce Bar

With its picnic-table seating and wide-ranging cocktail list, Everson Royce Bar has become a party favorite in the Arts District. Though these “parties” are on hold for now, the drinks are still as good as ever — and with to-go pre-batched libations, you can pour them at home, too.

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Lowboy

This Echo Park cocktail bar has been a go-to neighborhood spot since it opened in 2019. For now, locals can order vegan chili fries, Lowburgers, and cocktails for delivery or pickup at The Window, the colorful takeout spot it’s opened next for with Bar Flores and Echo Park Liquor. (Stop by for lunch, too!)

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Perch

You may have to wait to enjoy the 16th-floor rooftop space, but this French restaurant and bar is now serving up artfully made to-go cocktails alongside elegant favorites like steak frites and wild mushroom risotto.

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The York

There are any number of selling points for this Highland Park stalwart – the gastropub menu, the daily specials – but drink names like the Oaxacan Discotheque and the Marionette have to be high on that list.

The Nickel Mine

The beer selection and the pizza are often the first menu items that come to mind when thinking about this West L.A. sports bar, but don’t skip the spirits and cocktail list. There’s enough whiskey and bourbon here to keep you warm through the fall, and drinks like the Chocolate Old Fashioned and the Saints and Sinners are good company for the end of a big game.

The Red Lion Tavern

The Red Lion Tavern has been one of LA’s main destinations for German food for more than 60 years. With its miles-long drink list and wide array of German snacks, pantry items, sausages, and pretzels, you’re guaranteed to find something to satisfy every member of your household.

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