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Best Birthday Bars In Los Angeles

October 29, 2014 11:31 AM

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You may be turning a year older, but don’t get it get you down! L.A. is full of great ways to celebrate. With a myriad of great bars, lounges, and pubs, there is a lot out there to choose from. We’ve narrowed down the list for you and picked out the best spots for a birthday party.
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(credit: Daniel Djang/Thirsty In L.A.)

Roger Room
370 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 854-1300

Behind the facade of an old psychic parlor, this speakeasy themed bar serves up specialty cocktails by bartenders dressed in 1920’s attire. Since 2010, The Roger Room has seen its fare share of birthday’s as well, where birthday boys and girls come to hideaway with friends and celebrate being a year older. The atmosphere is lively, the crowd is good looking, and the drinks along with the decor add a fun themed element to birthday parties. Make sure to arrive early and you can score some of the tables in the back for your guests.

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The Hudson
1114 N Crescent Heights Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 654-6686

Located on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Crescent Heights, The Hudson is the perfect place to celebrate your next birthday. Crowded, but not overcrowded, The Hudson has all the elements of a fun birthday bar including a lively scene, great drinks and space for you to catch up with friends. With a sleep and vintagey look, this bar/restaurant even offers up something special. Complete with its very own photo booth, you’ll get the chance to leave your camera at home and slip into the photo booth to capture your very best birthday memories.

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8465 Holloway Dr
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 656-4100

Throughout the years, Palihouse has been the scene of many birthdays. And, for good reason. Offering up two bars, ample seatings, lively music and a large open space for guests to schmooze, drink and carouse, this boutique hotel is the perfect spot for a birthday. Although technically a lobby turned bar scene, Palihouse has gained in popularity over the years because of its fun atmosphere and because you’re likely to run int someone you know.



The Village Idiot
7383 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-3331

With a party room at the back of the bar, this English pub themed bar in Hollywood was basically made to be a great spot to throw a birthday. As a popular spot for the twenty and thirty year old crowd, The Village Idiot has the right mixture of elements to make any birthday go off without a hitch. Complete with a full bar, ease of access to get to (and into) as well as ample space, delicious gastropub cuisine and an extremely fun and lively atmosphere, it tops our list for a great spot to throw your birthday. Make sure to call ahead of time to reserve the back room, or you can show up day of with your friends and party it up in the main room.

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(credit: Alexandra E./Yelp)

Melrose Umbrella Co.
7465 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 951-0709

Opened in 2014, Melrose Umbrella Co. fuses the right elements together to ensure you’ll have the best birthday ever. Set in the old Foundry space on Melrose, and with the mystique of prohibition themes spread throughout, Melrose Umbrella Co. shakes things up with their delicious cocktails and makes for a new and fun hotspot for a birthday. Combine the atmosphere, drinks and lively crowd, and you can be sure that your birthday celebration will be unforgettable.

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The Penthouse
Huntley Hotel
1111 2nd St.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 393-8080

Put on your birthday best for your next birthday! The Penthouse, a sophisticated lounge on top of the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica, pulses with excitement 18 stories above the California shore. Here, you’ll sip your favorite creative cocktail and nibble on contemporary cuisine as you admire the stunning 360º ocean view.

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The Avalon Hotel
9400 W Olympic Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 277-5221

If you love relaxing poolside with a classy cocktail in hand, the chic Oliverio bar/restaurant offers dining in a unique and relaxed environment by day. By night, Oliverio invites guests to enjoy its fine cuisine along with drinks either inside or outside. With its poolside cabanas and creative California cuisine, this Beverly Hills gem is sure to quench your thirst.

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The Belmont
747 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 659-8871

If you like to mingle on your big day, The Belmont is a perfect pick! Stylish guests line the bar and spill over into huge leather ottomans, creating a festive party atmosphere. The smoker-friendly front patio draws its own crowd. This hot spot offers a full menu of comfort food like steaks, seafood and pastas, plus starters like crab cakes.

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(credit: Juan Tallo)

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

Celebrating your birthday at this historic building/bar is a must at some point in your life. In fact, chances are you’ve probably been here for a friend’s birthday. Allowing you to do a reservation of up to 10 people for free (with a $25 food/drink minimum per person), it is well worth it in able to secure seating for your guests. Dress up in flapper gear and period clothing to go along with the theme of the bar to make an already fun night even more fun!

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(credit: Joie De Vivre Hotels)

High Rooftop Lounge
Hotel Erwin
1697 Pacific Ave
Venice Beach, CA 90291
(424) 214-1062

Located at the Hotel Erwin in Venice Beach, if having a rooftop party overlooking the Pacific Ocean is your type of thing, then you’re in luck. As the only rooftop bar and lounge in Venice Beach, this bar offers more of a relaxed environment for a birthday.

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