85 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in Los Angeles.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
Bar Calo is a Mexican cocktail bar/restaurant in Echo Park that reminds you why you love LA.
We thought we knew what Echo Park arcade restaurant Button Mash would be. Turns out it’s much, much more.
A classic spot that works for pretty much anything, Jones Hollywood is what we wish more of Hollywood were like.
Marvin is a neighborhood French restaurant/wine bar where you’ll want to hang out all night.
We fell in love with Norah immediately, but then realized we we’re better off friends.
For great, interesting wine, and excellent classic French food, Oriel in Chinatown is the place to be.
The New York-iest bar in Los Angeles, the Village Idiot is always there when you need it, and the British pub food is good too.
Ddong Ggo is a lively Koreatown bar with a smoked-filled patio and excellent fried chicken.
Taste Wine Bar Kitchen in Long Beach is the neighborhood wine bar and restaurant all other neighborhoods are jealous of.
Electric Owl is a mostly outdoor space on Sunset that looks and feels like a vintage train station where drinking is heavily encouraged.
You’ll have a good meal at Tartine Bianco, it’s just probably not one you’ll remember.
Good Measure is a great new wine bar in Atwater Village that’s perfect for a low-key night out.
Messhall Kitchen has all the touchstones of the camp experience: an all wood, cabin-like décor, a menu full of comfort foods, and their logo, a tree, can be found everywhere down to the plates. It...
The Fat Dog in North Hollywood has solid bar food and a great patio for big groups.