Great Walks: A Cocktail Crawl in Hollywood

Who knows her way around a bar? Dine editor Lesley Bargar Suter plans your night out

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Want to give your liver a workout along with your legs? Throw a pair of nice shoes in a bag (some spots have dress codes), and explore one of L.A.’s mixology meccas
Distance: 2.7 miles one way
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5 hours
Bring: Cab fare

Library Bar
Upstairs at the Hollywood Roosevelt, Matt Biancanello works his magic in a tiny wood-paneled room. His farmers’ market-inspired creations will blow your mind (and your Breathalyzer test). // 7000 Hollywood Blvd.

B-Side
With a subtly marked entrance, the speakeasy is attached to the Rolling Stone Restaurant & Lounge. On Wednesdays house mixologist Tricia Alley brings in other bartenders. // 6801 Hollywood Blvd.

Musso & Frank Grill
No alcohol-fueled trip to Hollywood is complete without a libation made by Manny Aguirre (above). Drink in the nearly 100-year-old history along with your perfect martini. // 6667 Hollywood Blvd.

Go Burger
Soda fountain treats are spiked at this gourmet patty place: Gosling’s rum with ginger brew and vanilla ice cream, or Tanteo jalapeño tequila with sparkling wine and lime sorbet. // 6290 W. Sunset Blvd.

Wood & Vine
You’d never know you were in a tourist vortex. This newbie with a cozy courtyard sits in the historic Taft Building and specializes in old school (Sazerac) and new (spiced East India). // 6280 Hollywood Blvd.

Harvard & Stone
A dive-turned-classy imbiber’s haunt, the latest from the team behind La Descarga has two bars; the one in back hosts a different bartender and spirit each week. // 5221 Hollywood Blvd.

 

Photographs by Dustin Snipes

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