Fall really isn’t a thing in Los Angeles. As much as we’d like to be spending our time kicking through great piles of leaves and organizing our coat closet, we’re more likely to be going on hikes near the beach and trying to remember where we hid the one slightly warm jacket we own. But that doesn’t mean we don’t wish it actually felt like fall sometimes. Drinking whiskey can help with that.
And if you’re going to drink whiskey, choose wisely by ordering Jameson Caskmates. Jameson Irish Whiskey partnered with a local Irish brewery to finish their whiskey in craft beer barrels. The result was Jameson Caskmates and you can find it at all the bars listed below. Not surprisingly, it also pairs quite well with beer.
Sponsored. This guide is presented by Jameson Caskmates. All restaurants & bars have been selected by The Infatuation. To learn more about Jameson Caskmates, click here.
Spring St. Bar is a rare neighborhood spot in the heart of downtown with a cool, industrial vibe and excellent drinks. They also have a sandwich menu, with everything from a French Dip to a Cubano, that you’ll definitely want to get involved in. A four-hour happy hour that includes some beer and Jameson Caskmates never hurt anybody either.
In the middle of West Hollywood, St. Felix is where you go to get your after-work drink on. The small space and laid-back atmosphere are a welcome respite from the sceney clubs in the area, and the Kobe beef sliders are a must-order with your whiskey.
If you’re looking for a cool crowd, the POT Lobby Bar is an ideal place to start. Essentially serving as the ground floor bar for The Line Hotel in Koreatown, POT Lobby Bar has great whiskey, good-looking people, and is mere steps from the Korean-fusion holy grail that is POT.
Every bar seems to be a “speakeasy” these days, but the small space that Dirty Laundry occupies actually used to be a real one. Located in the basement of a building off Hollywood Blvd., Dirty Laundry is definitely a nightlife spot, but one you love because the cocktails and vibe are excellent.
Edendale is that place you go to on a lazy weekend, lounge at the bar or in the fantastic outdoor patio, and revel in the fact you’re drinking Jameson Caskmates in an old Silver Lake firehouse. You’re also going to eat as well - that brunch menu always hits the spot.
Whenever you’re in the mood to drink whiskey, play some pool, and pretend you’re also in a hunting lodge in Montana, make moves to Seven Grand. The space is actually massive, with multiple rooms and corners for you and your friends to take over on a Saturday night. Keep an eye out for the secret whiskey bar, Bar Jackalope, in the back.
The Ktown speakeasy isn’t the easiest to find and requires a password (don’t worry, they post in on their Facebook wall every weekend), but once you’re inside you’ll find a cool, dimly-lit bar with big booths, great live music, and karaoke three different nights of the week.
This dark, sexy bar in Koreatown is where you go with a hot date or a jaded friend who’s in town from NYC and only wears black. It’s not a big place and it does get crowded on the weekends, but there always seem to be a booth available to sneak away in for some Jameson Caskmates and craft beer.
Looking to party and also drink great whiskey? The Chestnut Club is your spot. The crowd at this Santa Monica bar is ready to mingle. Plan accordingly.
Upper West is one of those Westside bar/restaurants that somehow continues to slip through the cracks. But with solid food, excellent drinks, and a relaxed neighborhood vibe, it’s high time you discovered it.