Vampire Lounge & Tasting Room
9865 S Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fri and Sat – 12 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Sun – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This one-of-a-kind wine bar in Beverly Hills has a flair for the dramatic. The posh lounge embraces vampire and goth-pop culture at every opportunity, yet somehow manages to avoid jumping the shark. Rather, the entire experience of this secret Beverly Hills escape is deliciously decadent and seductive. If you’re day drinking in an attempt to mix it up a bit or in search of some inspiration and intrigue, look no further. Vampire Lounge is light on judgements, making it a great place to indulge during your day of fun.
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410 Boyd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Hours: Daily – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
The Escondite is downtown LA’s tucked-away treasure. This dark, intimate, saloon-style venue makes incognito an art form, and for this reason is also known by its nickname “the hideout.” Prices run cheap but quality runs high, especially that of its signature drink and burger selections. With convenient parking, music at a perfect background level and spectacular views of downtown’s city-scape, The Escondite is the perfect venue for your clandestine daytime meetings where drinks are in order.
12747 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
Hours: Mon to Sat – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For the health conscious day-drinker, as they do exist, welcome to LA’s first and only bar exclusively featuring entirely organic libations. In fact, Mare’ka boasts “100 Hand-Crafted Day & Night Drinks,” offering a menu focused on health that’s overflowing with unique and complex flavors. The stars of the menu would have to be the coconut water martini or any of their vegan chocolate items. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle in Studio City, Mare’ka is well worth the drive. Settle down for the afternoon and sample any of its delicious, figure-friendly cocktails.
The Colorado Bar
2640 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
Hours: Daily – 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Pasadena’s Colorado Bar is a charming modern American dive bar. This is a classic day-drinking dive at its finest, complete with 2 pool tables, a world-class jukebox and cheap, strong, tasty drinks in generous portions. The location has hassle-free parking and a spacious interior that won’t ever cramp your style. Add to that the friendly, laid back social vibe and the fact that there’s a resident old-timer pool king, a day spent here is a clear cocktail win.
692 N Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Hours: Daily – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There is no doubt about it, The Abbey is an absolute LA scene. This establishment amounts to one of the city’s most fabulous people watching bars available. Sit back and spend the day keeping your eyes peeled. It’s also West Hollywood’s favorite gay bar, meaning you will most likely see a few same sex couples cozied up. Though pricier than other establishments on this list, their drinks and eats simply cannot be beat anywhere in the greater Los Angeles area. The Abbey is always a party where a good time is had by all, so come in for your next day’s worth of entertainment.
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