A night out with a few couples is needed, but sometimes you just want to go out with your girlfriends, right? Los Angeles offers a myriad of bars and restaurants that are perfect for a quintessential girls night out. These are the best of the best!
8265 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Ever since Terrine took over the now defunct Sirena restaurant, it become a huge hit for those looking to eat, drink or do both. Located close to the Beverly Center, Terrine is a perfect spot for a girls night out given its decor, space and menu. With a alluring patio, as well as a charming interior, a unique craft cocktail menu, champagne offerings and delicious dining options, you’ll find many groups of girls here on a given night sipping on wine and eating under the beautiful bishopwood tree, which sits in the middle of the patio and is lit up with lights. Not only is it one of LA’s most charming atmosphere’s, but you’ll even spot some celebs here and there, depending on the night!
The Chestnut Club
1348 14th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Thanks to Pablo Moix, who was in charge of coming up with a well-crafted cocktail program, The Chestnut Club is one of the best bars/lounges on the Westside for a girls night out. Located a little off the beaten path, this intimate and cozy modern-day speakeasy type bar comes complete with leather booths, and offers cocktails that pay homage to Southern California’s earliest and most iconic destinations like Bullocks Department Store. A ‘Bullocks Wilshire’ drink is offered, as are other great drinks like a classic Sazerac with rye whiskey, Peychaud’s & Angostura bitters, and sugar, their ‘Ocean Park,’ with Jamaican rum, pineapple, ginger and lemon soda and the ‘Westside Cocktail,’ with vodka, lime, cucumber, mint, and bitters. There are plenty of drinks that make it a great bar for a fun girls night out.
6507 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
For those times you’re itching to get dressed up for a night of fun, Hollywood’s Warwick lounge is a must visit. Sunset Blvd. has always been one of LA’s best areas for terrific bars and restaurants, and that’s certainly the case with Warwick. Offering an exciting list of craft cocktails along with an over the top art-deco interior, this hip bar is popular for a girls night out for many reasons. The jaw-dropping cocktail lounge is a two-story beautiful space that offers cocktails from the guys behind The Roger Room. So, you know the drinks, and their unique bottle service program has to be top notch. Great drinks here include their ‘Blackberry Buck,’ a bourbon based drink with blackberry ginger beer and ginger root.
Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills
9400 W Olympic Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Step back in time at the Avalon Hotel’s Viviane bar and restaurant. Thanks to celebrity interior decorator and designer Kelly Wearstler, Viviane brings a 1950’s vibe, along with craft cocktails and delicious food from from chef Michael Hung’s modern California interpretation of classic European and American cuisine. The menu, which can be paired with a curated wine list, is delicious, as are the 1950’s inspired cocktails. Perfect for a girls night out? We certainly think so. It’s always fun living it up in bygone eras.
8905 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
West Hollywood’s Gracias Madre is known around town to be the trendiest and hippest vegan restaurant throughout Los Angeles. With an interior that can best be described as jaw-droopingly gorgeous, and patio seating that will make you want to never leave, a list of places that are great for a girls night out could not be complete without this restaurant/bar. A well-crafted and curated cocktail menu is without a doubt a huge highlight here, but the food is too. Thanks to Beverage Director Jason Eisner, cocktails here delight and make it a must visit. What’s good to drink? Well, everything of course. Besides their famous margaritas, favorite specialty cocktails come with fun names, including drinks like their ‘Fungus Among Us’ with amantillado sherry with shitake mushrooms, house mulled spanish vermouth, mezcal espadin, housemade truffle bitters, orange oil, and sparkling wine, as well as their ‘La Quincenera’ drink with tequila blanco, kiwi, mint, lemon, agave, lime bitters, hielo raspado, and bitters, and the ‘Boozy Popsicle,’ with tequila blanco, roasted pineapples, and jalapeños. Their happy hour also offers a delicious sangria, as well as Mezcal drinks and more. When you get hungry, definitely opt for the housemade chips with guacamole, as well as some of their great starter plates.
The Penthouse at the The Huntley
1111 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90403
The Penthouse at The Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica has long been a favorite spot to grab drinks with your favorite girlfriends. With stunning views, and an equally extraordinary interior, this chic restaurant/bar is great for a girls night out. Couches line the walls and offer views of the Pacific Ocean, while other seating is also available with terrific views. Cocktails here include bellinis, a signature ‘Aperol Smash’ with green grapes, fresh mint, Aperol Italian bitters, vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup, as well as a ‘Moscow Mule,’ their ‘Huntley Sangria’, and many other signature cocktails. But, the fun doesn’t stop with cocktails. They also offer an extensive wine menu, and beer too. The food is another highlight. So, when the time comes for a fun girls night out, come for dinner, drinks, and an experience complete with epic views of the ocean.
EP & LP
603 N. La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Offering incredible views from the rooftop lounge and a hip open kitchen, this happening outdoor bar and indoor restaurant is a stylish spot for not only dining, but also drinking. From delicious southeastern Asian food to a terrific craft cocktail menu, it’s perfect for a girls night out. Dine on soft shell crab buns and nachos made with coconut cream chicken, and sip on exotic cocktails, including rum and whisky flights and specially cocktails like the “L.P. Pimms Cup” with gin, sweet vermouth, fresh lemon and lime, cucumber, strawberry, fresh mint and ginger and the “Sunset in Rosarito.” But, whatever you order here, be assured that you can’t go wrong because everything is incredible. The fun atmosphere, great drinks, and equally tasty food will make for a fun night out with the girls. You can even order some of these great cocktails by the pitcher to enjoy with your friends. One of the best highlights is certainly the rooftop, which is open until 2am every night of the week and offers sweeping views of the city skyline.
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
The Bungalow at Santa Monica’s Fairmont Hotel may not be one of the newest spots, but its staying power over the past few years means that this Hawaiian inspired hot spot is here to stay. For a fun girls night out, it definitely tops our list for the great scene, people watching, awesome patio, and tasty drinks. From the creative mind of nightlife legend Brent Bolthouse, The Bungalow re-invigorated life into the hotel and put this area of Santa Monica on the map for a great night out. Positioned next to the hotel’s entrance, you’re greeted by stunning ocean views, lush gardens and a terrific rustic interior. Outside, the decks, and stylish spaces just add to the allure. Add to that the refreshing cocktails, including some of LA’s best margaritas, and exclusive bites by the FIG Restaurant, and it’s the right spot for girls to hang out and have a blast.
The Nice Guy
401 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
As one of the newer ventures from the H.Wood Group (Bootsy Bellows, Henrys, etc), The Nice Guy has become a West Hollywood hot spot right in the center of the La Cienega scene. The swanky lounge, complete with tasty food and a mixology menu with great options, evokes a decadent theme from the era of Mafia bars and restaurants. The Nice Guy lounge is just a few steps above a restaurant, but not quite a club, making it a great place for those girls who want to have a great time, but don’t need all the action of the raging club scene.
448 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
When you and your girlfriends are looking for sweeping city views, downtown LA’s Perch is the place to be. Always at the top of the list for best rooftop bars in Los Angeles, Perch is settled high above an old art deco building, and serves French inspired bistro food along with a wide range of cocktails, wines by the bottle or glass and beer. With two outdoor fireplaces and scattered fire pits, it is the perfect spot to lounge around with your friends. The bar is located on the 15th floor, so you can bet you’ll get some pretty great views. With both indoor and outdoor seating, you have the best of both worlds as well. And, if you’re lucky, there’s often jazz music playing on the outdoor patio in spring and summer.