On June 19, Los Angeles bars were officially given the go-ahead to resume operations. In the days since, tons of our favorite bars and breweries around the city have come back to life, so we’re keeping track of them here. As was the case with reopened restaurants, bars have been given guidelines from the LA County Dept. of Health, including mandatory physical distancing and sanitation requirements, and staff wearing masks (you can read the full list of protocols here).
We’ll keep updating this post regularly with more reopenings, so if you see a spot we’re missing, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And check out our updated guides to LA Restaurants Where You Can Eat Outside Today and LA Restaurants With New Patios And Outdoor Seating.
1642 in Echo Park is back for weekend service, with barriers up between tables and booths. Friday-Sunday only, more information and hours on their Instagram.
West Hollywood’s iconic gay bar The Abbey is back open with their many patios and rooms for seating. They’re requiring masks and are checking guests’ temperatures on entry - check their Instagram for more info and hours.
Mar Vista’s art gallery/beer bar ArtBar is back open, serving sandwiches and beer for dine-in or takeout. They open daily at 5pm. More info on their Instagram.
The Association, a cocktail bar in Downtown LA, is reopened Thursday-Saturday, 9pm-2am. More info on their Instagram.
Augustine Wine Bar in North Hollywood has reopened with limited indoor seating, Tuesday-Saturday, 5-10pm. Call (818) 990-0938 for a reservation, or book on Resy - more info on their Instagram.
Bar Clacson, an Italian-themed spot by Grand Central Market in DTLA, is back open 7pm -12am daily. Check their Instagram for more details.
Bar Covell in Los Feliz is open daily from 3-9pm. They’ve got a bunch of sidewalk seating in front of their restaurant on Hollywood Blvd. More details on their Instagram.
Echo Park’s Bar Flores is open with a patio, Friday-Sunday from 4pm-12am. Check their Instagram for more information.
DTLA’s whiskey spot Bar Jackalope is back open nightly from 7pm-1am. Email email@example.com for reservations - check their Instagram for the latest details.
Santa Monica’s beachside sports bar Big Dean’s is back, baby! They’ve got two patios, and are operating with a reduced capacity - check their Instagram for more details and daily hours.
Black Rabbit Rose is a magic-themed bar in Hollywood that’s back open on weekends at 8pm. They’re requiring masks and temperature checks - more info on their Instagram.
Cocktail and karaoke bar Cafe Brass Monkey is back open in Koreatown, without karaoke (for now). Currently, they’re only open on Saturdays, from 7pm-12am. Check their Instagram for the latest.
Classic Santa Monica dive bar Chez Jay is open for food (and extremely strong drinks) with a patio and parking lot seating. For hours and information, check their Instagram.
Malibu’s beachside bar Cliffdiver is open again, with a big patio for drinking margaritas and eating Mexican food. More info and daily hours on their Instagram.
The Continental Club
A club and performance venue in DTLA, The Continental Club reopens June 26. Reservations recommended, check their Instagram for daily hours and more information.
Historic Filipinotown’s excellent dive bar Crawfords is back, with a new outdoor area in addition to their bar seating. They’re only using disposable utensils and containers, and are operating at 40% capacity. More info on their Instagram.
Weho’s industry spot The Den has reopened their patio on the Sunset Strip. To start out, they’re open Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-close. More info on their Instagram.
North Hollywood’s Tex-Mex spot El Tejano has returned, with massive margaritas, nachos, and beer on their patio. Open daily 3pm-2am, one of the latest spots in town. They’re requiring masks, and you can get more details on their reopening on their Instagram.
Weho’s Electric Owl is back with limited patio and indoor seating. Wednesday-Sunday, 12-8pm, with all-day Happy Hour. More information on their Instagram.
Santa Monica wine bar Esters has reopened with their indoor bar/dining room area, and an expanded patio for wine and snacks. Open daily 11am-10pm (kitchen opens at 4pm). More info on their website.
West Hollywood’s Formosa Cafe has two dining rooms, two bars, and an upstairs patio - and all are open for dine-in daily from 5pm-close. Reservations encouraged - check their Instagram for more information.
Hamburger Mary’s, the iconic drag-show spot in West Hollywood, has reopened with limited hours and shows. Check their Instagram for the latest - reservations required.
Old Hollywood-inspired Weho spot Harlowe is back open with food and cocktails - their bar seats are closed, but their booths and patio are open. 5-10pm daily, check their Instagram.
East Hollywood spot Harvard & Stone has their patio and bar area open with a limited cocktail menu. They require masks and contactless payment, and are checking temperatures on entry. Open 9pm-2am daily - one of the latest spots in town. More info on their Instagram.
Weho’s Hi Tops is back with their open-air dining room. Limited hours to start - more info on their Instagram.
High Tide recently reopened with seafood, a huge patio, and a studio to watch live glassblowing sessions. Friday 4-10pm, weekends 12-10pm. Check their Instagram for more information.
Highland Park Bowl is back, albeit without the bowling (for now) - but they do have pizza, beer, and cocktails. Open Wednesday-Sunday. Reservations available - more information on their Instagram.
Wine bar Holcomb is back open in Highland Park - they’ve got cheese, charcuterie, sandwiches, and a whole lot of natural wines on their brand new patio, Thursday-Sunday, 5-10pm. More info on their Instagram.
Massive Downtown beer hall Imperial Western is back open for bar food and a whole lot of beer brewed in-house. Open 1-7pm daily - more details on their Instagram.
Indie Brewing in Boyle Heights has returned, with tables six feet apart and staff wearing masks and face shields. More info and daily hours on their Instagram.
Kibitz Room, the bar attached to Canter’s on Fairfax, has reopened for all your drinking in the dark needs. Hours vary, check their Instagram for more info.
Lowboy in Echo Park has reopened with a streetside patio on Sunset and limited-capacity seating in their dining room. More information and daily hours on their Instagram.
The patio at Virgil Village’s Melody is open for wine - and occasional food pop-ups - Wednesday-Friday 5-9pm, and 12pm-9pm weekends. More info on their Instagram.
Little Tokyo spot The Mermaid is back open with bar snacks, cocktails, wine, and beer, Thursday 4-10pm, Friday 4pm-1am, and Saturday 3pm-1am. More info on their Instagram.
Wine bar/excellent French food spot Mignon is back open in Downtown LA, with limited bar seating. Masks required (and they’ll provide one if you forget yours). Tuesday-Thursday 6-10pm (11pm Friday-Sunday). More info on their Instagram.
Portuguese Bend, the distillery/bar/restaurant in downtown Long Beach, is back with a streetside patio and socially distanced dining room for liquor tastings, cocktails, and food. Open daily until 10pm (weekends until midnight) - check their Instagram for more information.
The Queensberry is a hidden bar in Downtown LA, reopening June 26. They’ve got small plates and a long list of craft cocktails. Check their Instagram for more information.
The Red Lion in Silver Lake has reopened both their massive patio and their tiny dining room - call (323) 662-5337 for reservations. More info and daily hours on their Instagram.
The Room is a clubby bar with locations in Hollywood and Santa Monica - both are reopening June 26 at 9pm. Reservations recommended, check their Instagram for daily hours and more information.
Malibu beachside spot Rosenthal Wines is back open, with an indoor wine bar and their massive, BYO-food patio. Wednesday-Friday, 12-7pm, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-7pm. Reservations required for all groups - email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, check out their website.
Craft brewery Santa Monica Brew Works has reopened their taproom, and also added a bunch of tables to their parking lot. More information and daily hours on their Instagram.
Echo Park’s all-purpose spot The Semi-Tropic has reopened with new sidewalk seating on Glendale Blvd. for food, wine, coffee, and cocktails. They’re open Tuesday-Saturday, 5pm-12am. More details on their Instagram.
Weho’s Severance Wine Bar is open daily for dine-in lunch and dinner. They’ve also added a small sidewalk space. More info and daily hours on their Instagram.
Sonny McLean’s reopened in Santa Monica for, as the banner on their storefront proudly says, “ALCOHOL AND FOOD.” They’ve also got a new patio in their parking lot - more info and hours on their Instagram.
Weho’s tremendous craft beer spot Surly Goat is back open daily for indoor and patio seating - 6pm-12am nightly (and opening at 1pm weekends). More info on their Instagram.
Tabula Rasa, the wine bar in East Hollywood, is open weekends 5-10pm with socially distanced tables and masks required. More info on their Instagram.
In addition to their dining room and patio, Downtown LA dive bar Tony’s Saloon has reopened with socially distanced tables and tents in their parking lot. Open daily 5-11pm. Check their Instagram for more information.
Hermosa Beach’s beachside Tower 12 is open for patio and dining room seating with reduced capacity and spaced-out tables. Check their Instagram for more information.
West 4th And Jane is a great place to drink craft beer in Santa Monica, and they’re back Wednesday-Friday 4-9pm and weekends 12-9pm. More info on their Instagram.
Ye Olde King’s Head, the British pub in Santa Monica, has reopened their dining room and streetside patio for bar food and drinks. They’re open most days from 11am-9pm - earlier sometimes for Premier League matches. More info on their Instagram.