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Best Birthday Bars In The Southland

September 28, 2010 11:31 AM

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Don’t let turning a year older get you down; instead party down at one of the Southland’s best birthday bars!

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The Penthouse at the Huntley Hotel

1111 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403
310-393-8080
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Get your birthday dress ready! The Penthouse, a sophisticated lounge on top of the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica, pulses with excitement 18 stories above the California shore. 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 West Olympic Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310-277-5221
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If you love relaxing poolside with a classy cocktail in hand, the cool Blue on Blue restaurant-bar will be your new spot. With its poolside cabanas and creative California cuisine, this Beverly Hills gem is sure to quench your thirst. Looking for a new birthday drink? Try the Elixir: cucumber-dill infused vodka, sweetened lime juice and white cranberry juice.

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Shangri-La Hotel

1301 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-394-2791
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Perched on a high bluff above the beach, this Santa Monica boutique hotel has had a $30 million makeover and has transformed into a stylish haven to see and be seen. The posh, rooftop bar is perfect for your next birthday gathering. Whether you like to breathe in the ocean air on the private patio or chat with friends on the cozy couches inside, you’ll definitely be treated like a star.

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The Roger Room

370 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
310-854-1300
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Behind the facade of an old psychic parlor, a speakeasy scene awaits! The circus-themed painted panels and vintage fixtures and photographs set the scene for a perfect birthday celebration. Stylish bartenders dressed in vests and suspenders serve up specialty drinks. In the mood for a tasty new cocktail? Try the Flim Flam (gin, Cynar artichoke liqueur, Luxardo Maraschino, Sambuca Molinari) and The Dame (cognac, cherry juice, lemon, champagne).

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The Hudson

1114 North Crescent Heights Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046
323-654-6686
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If you’re looking for a taste of West Hollywood for your next birthday gathering, The Hudson is a perfect place to catch up with friends. With a sleek vintage look, this east coast style bar and restaurant offers guests great cocktails and late night dining. Leave your camera at home and slip into the photo booth to capture your best birthday memories.

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Skybar at the Mondrian Hotel

8440 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
323-848-6025
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A hotspot among Hollywood A-Listers, locals and tourists alike, Skybar at the Mondrian boasts some of the best views in the city. An outdoor pavilion nestled above the pool and outdoor living room, Skybar was recently updated with an open-air hut and charming handmade furniture from Mexico. Skybar is available for private parties.

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The Belmont

747 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
310-659-8871
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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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