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Best Bars For Groups In Los Angeles

July 4, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Mom's Bar and Lounge)

(credit: Mom’s Bar and Lounge)

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(credit: Colonial Wine Bar)

The best bars for large groups in Los Angeles are the ones with a great atmosphere, a lively crowd and entertainment that keeps you coming back for more. Whether you enjoy lounging in elegance, indulging in quality drinks or basking in the sweet sounds of jazz music, Los Angeles has some great options for living it up with a large group of your closest of friends.

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(credit: edisondowntown.com)


The Edison
108 W. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 613-0000
www.edisondowntown.com

With an obscure entrance located at the back of an alley, this Roaring 20s-themed bar is spacious enough to accommodate large groups. It has an early, industrial vibe and rustic decor that makes this place classy and dead-on unique. Silent films play along the walls to complement the live burlesque shows throughout the evening. The place gets packed fast and the lines are long so be sure everyone gets there by 9 p.m. to avoid waiting in line for longer than 30 minutes. The drinks are overpriced, but the awesome appetizers and the classy ambiance makes up for it.

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The Wellesbourne
10929 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 474-0102
www.thewellesbourne.com

For the best classic cocktails in Los Angeles, look no further than the Wellesbourne. The bartenders are so creative, they can make any kind of liquid concoction to satisfy your taste buds if you tell them what you like or don’t like. The dim lighting gives it a murder mystery mansion atmosphere, but the library-esque interior makes it feel like you’re hanging out in a Hogwarts common room from Harry Potter land. The best part about the Wellesbourne is the cozy couches and fireplace on one side of the venue and the game room for foosball and shuffleboard on the other side.

(credit: The Colonial Wine Bar)

(credit: The Colonial Wine Bar)


The Colonial Wine Bar
7166 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 657-1827
www.colonialwinebar.com

Located in the heart of Hollywood, The Colonial Wine Bar is ideal for groups both large and small. The main dining room has a seating capacity of 45 people, but can fit as many as 70 people at standing capacity. Dine in style as you feast on delectable cuisine and indulge yourself in the most unique of wine lists around. The elegant and classy ambiance coupled with amazing global bistros makes this one of the best wine bars and bistros for large groups in Los Angeles.

Related: Best Wine Bars In Los Angeles

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(credit: The Piano Bar)


Piano Bar
6429 Selma Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 466-2750
www.pianobarhollywood.com

Described as a New Orleans-style gem within Hollywood, Piano Bar features live music from some very amazing local talent. The place may be small, but this doesn’t mean birthday parties of more than 50 haven’t been celebrated here. The crowd may be large and trendy, but at least the people are warm and friendly; there’s none of the pretentiousness you get at most Hollywood bars. Besides the energizing music and lively crowd, the best part about Piano Bar is that there is no dress code or cover charge.

(credit: Mom's Bar and Lounge)

(credit: Mom’s Bar and Lounge)


Mom’s Bar & Lounge
12238 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 820-6667
www.momsbar.com

The drinks are cheap, the people are friendly and there’s plenty of seating — what more could you ask for in a local dive bar? For large parties, arrive early to avoid the line or call ahead for reservations. Mom’s Bar can fit as many as 200 people and has one of the best happy hours you’ll ever find in LA, because every day from 4 to 8 p.m., drink prices drop from cheap to cheaper. The best part about Mom’s Bar is that no matter how large your group, there’s never a cover charge or reservation fees.

Related: Best Dive Bars In Hollywood

Niki Payne is a freelance writer covering all things Entertainment in Los Angeles. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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