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Tower Bar. Tinkly ivories and wal­nut pan­elling inside, or twinkly city views on a pa­tio by the pool. Ro­man­tic. Sun­set Tower Ho­tel / 8358 Sun­set Blvd / WeHo / 323 654 7100 / 6-11pm Sun-Thu, till 11.30pm Fri-Sat / sun­set­tow­er­ho­tel.com

Musso and Frank. Tad touristy, but the mar­tis are tops.

6667 Hol­ly­wood Blvd / Hol­ly­wood / 323 467 7788 / 11am-11pm Tue-Sat / mus­soand­frank.com Scene Up­stairs. Sha­gadelic rooftop and pool­side aerie with metro views, boho-bourgie vibe and down­town tren­doids. ACE Ho­tel / 929 S Broad­way / Down­town / 213 623 3233 / 11am-2am daily / ace­ho­tel.com

Chateau Mar­mont. So­cial moths flit around Bar Mar­mont, but dis­creet tip­plers make for the lounge and ter­race. 8221 W Sun­set Blvd / Hol­ly­wood / 323 656 1010 / Bar Mar­mont at #8171 / 323 650 0575 / 6am-2am daily / chateau­mar­mont.com

Hang Good Times at Davey Wayne's. Enter this, err, not so stylish vin­tage garage, open the fridge door, and find a 70s kitsch but su­per fun snow-cone sip­per + back­yard. 1611 N El Cen­tro Ave / Hol­ly­wood / 323 962 3804 / 5pm-2am Mon-Fri, 2pm2am Sat-Sun / good­time­sat­dav­ey­waynes.com

The Prince. Eclec­tic, scar­let-tinged K-town dive that's more Seoul than SoCal, for soju-fu­elled late-nighters. 3198½ W 7th St / Kore­atown / 213 389 1586 / 4pm-2am daily / thep­rincela.com

Bar Covell. Cosy, civilised, som­me­lier's choice vino nook.

4628 Hol­ly­wood Blvd / Hol­ly­wood / 323 660 4400 / 5pm-mid­night Sun-Thu, till 2am Fri-Sat / bar­cov­ell.com

Bar Stella. Cafe Stella's lit­tle sis packs in the char­mant cosy atmos, fash­ion and French-y craft cock­tails. 3932 W Sun­set Blvd / Sil­ver Lake / 323 666 0265 / from 6pm daily / cafestella.com

No Name. No sign ei­ther, but this by-in­vite-only, cele­b­cen­tric al­cove is the in­sid­ers' af­ter-dark haunt du jour. 432 N Fair­fax Ave (op­po­site An­i­mal resto) / Hol­ly­wood / 6.30pm-mid­night Tue-Thu, til 2am Sat-Sun / a good concierge will get you in

El Prado. Retro-slanted, vinyl-spin­ning brick n' tim­ber wa­ter­ing hole lur­ing lurvers far from the WeHo mad­ness. 1805 W Sun­set Blvd / Echo Park / 213 484 6079 / 6pm-2am Mon-Fri, from 2pm Sat-Sun / beer & wine only / el­prado­bar.com

The Othe­room. Rammed West Coast in­dus­trial ale­house.

1201 Ab­bot Kin­ney Blvd / Venice / 310 396 6230 / 5pm-2am daily / beer & wine only / theothe­room.net

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