After spending some quality time with your family on Thanksgiving Day, you may want to get out and grab a drink with friends or those same family members that will be open on this national holiday. While many restaurants will be open for Thanksgiving, we put our focus the best drinking establishments located within Los Angeles that be open for the holiday. These are the best.
633 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Perched high above the city lights on the 71st floor, 71 Above offers incredible panoramic views of the city in the heart of downtown L.A.’s Financial District. After your Thanksgiving meal, stop by this downtown eatery and bar for some libations that will not disappoint. Sip on cocktails like their French 75 with Plymouth Gin, Hennessey, Cognac and lime, as well as their Cosmopolitan with Ultimate vodka, their Vesper with Plymouth Gin, Belvedere Vodka and Lilet Blanc and much more. Their cocktail menu is quite inventive and not to be missed after a big Thanksgiving feast!
Harvard & Stone
5221 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
After you’ve had your big feast, head over to Hollywood’s Harvard and Stone. With a factory like interior, cool vibes and and even cooler crowd, the bar offers inventive cocktails, live music, and even burlesque on some nights. Sip on cocktails like their Manhattan Special with cognac, atlatnico private cask rum, vermouth and coffee bitters, as well as their Slingshot to Hell with aviation gin cherry, ferneet, branca, lime, pineapple, cinnamon and soda, the Thai Angel with lemongrass, thai, chili, bourbon, and other great ingedients and much more. View Their Full Menu
7321 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
As West Hollywood’s tribute to the golden age, Harlowe is a great place to grab some drinks after your Thanksgiving feast. With an elegant decor, and libations from a curated cocktail menu, you’ll be in good hands here. You’ll probably be pretty stuffed after your Thanksgiving feast, but if not, they also offer some great eats to dine on while you sip on cocktails ranging from their Fair-Weather Friend with Altos Blanco tequila, Aperol, Curacao, grapefruit, lime, Peychaud’s bitters, soda, or their Old Fashioned, and their Medicina Del Abuelo, which is a bottle of Pacifico + shot of well tequila. There’s plenty of beers and wines, too.
Highland Park Bowl
5621 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042
As one of Los Angeles’ top bars right now, Highland Park Bowl is one of the best places to get out after a big Thanksgiving meal! With plenty of bowling lanes set within a beautiful indoor environment, this revitalized space will be the perfect spot for bowlers, imbibers, and those who love music. Beyond the lanes, indulge in their great cocktail menu with signature drinks like The Dude Abides, which is a modernized White Russian which pays homage to the movie “The Big Lebowski.” Or, drink Handsome Not Handless, a smoky island cocktail with Mezcal, fresh pineapple and lime juice. A full menu of their inventive cocktails can be found on their website.
1233 N. Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Located in the heart of Hollywood, the welcoming Sassafras will be a great respite after your Thanksgiving meal. With a feel of being in an southern bar, it offers a cocktail menu that will make you feel as if you’re actually in the south. Offering specialty house cocktails and drinks like their “The Big Easy” with bourbon, Campari, Giffard Abricot Du Roussillon, lemon and peach bitters, as well as their “Fleur De Vine” with bourbon, herbal infused Bruichladdichi islay barley grapefruit bitters and orange zest, as well as a selection of frozen cocktail drinks, barrel aged cocktails, beer and wine, and other tasty house cocktails.
2939 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Easily one of Silverlake’s best bars, The Thirsty Crow is the type of spot that you’ll want to keep coming back to after your first visit. Open on Thanksgiving this year, this timeless, neighborhood bar offers over 100 whiskies, including 60 exclusive bourbons and an array of specialty cocktails to choose from. The bar, which no doubt will be offering seasonal drinks, offers great Negronis and more.
10899 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Open for Thanksgiving, Oldfield’s Liquor Room is home to everything from pre-prohibition tipples, and artisanal spirits. With a laid back, neighborhood-bar type of feel, Oldfield’s pays homepage to decades past with its dim lighting, decor, and cocktails. Set on Venice Blvd, drinks include seasonal rotating cocktails, as well as their “New Planet” with Pisco, Aperol, lime, and aloe liqueur and much more.
10939 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Bigfoot West, along with its counterpart in the East, Bigfoot East/Bigfoot Lodge, will be also open on Thanksgiving. A premiere whiskey bar, Bigfoot West boasts more than 100 brands of whiskey and a special cocktail program which uses seasonal ingredients throughout the year. So, expect to find great winter drinks using fresh juices, in-house infusions, shrubs, sherbets, jams, purees and fresh ingredients from Culver City Farmer’s Market. With a cabin feel, its a great place to join in on the fun of the holiday spirit.
4824 Vineland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91601
With a great outdoor patio, Idle Hour Bar is one of the Valley’s best places to throw down a few drinks. Open on Thanksgiving, this bar is actually a historical landmark thanks to its wood barrel the bar sits in. Built in 1941, it’s seen a few owners throughout the years, but today it’s North Hollywood’s favorite watering hole. Offering up a bar program with seasonal craft, draft and bottled beers, as well as handcrafted cocktails, you’ll be in good hands for a few drinks with friends and family after your feast.