The Chestnut Club
Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix’s drinking den offers everything from the aromatic Bullocks Wilshire bourbon-rum medley to three refreshing Spanish-style G&Ts. There’s not a lemon on the lot. 1348 14th St., Santa Monica.
The Corner Door
Bartender Beau du Bois lures discerning drinkers to Culver City with such fanciful creations as the Taco Truck, a negroni made with pineapple and cinnamon-infused Campari. 12477 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City.
At this 1930s-style soda fountain, nurse a negroni on tap made with cacao-infused Campari or the house-bottled Old Cuban, with rum and carbonated chardonnay. 7321 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.
The Normandie Club
At the Koreatown bar, such standards as the Bloody Mary and the daiquiri have undergone an inspired reimagining. The martini? It will ruin you for all others, thanks to the fino sherry and raw honey that’s in it. 3612 W. 6th St., Koreatown, 213-817-5321.