With Spring comes new beginnings and rebirth, and for us, that means bright cocktails at new bars. Though there are always plenty of openings around this time of year, we're rounding up the 3 that we're most excited about. If you're looking to get your drink on this season, here are the best places to check out now.
1. For a Laid-Back, Yet Buzzy Scene : The Lincoln, Venice
An eclectic mix of vintage pieces, contemporary details, and industrial finishes, the design of The Lincoln accurately represents the iterations of the Venice neighborhood. The new cocktail bar is already becoming quite the scene, yet miraculously without the overly trendy or exclusive feel of some of the city's hotspots. With an airy outdoor space and comfortable couches for lounging, The Lincoln manages to maintain a relaxed, casual atmosphere for drinking. While the cocktails themselves aren't anything to write home about, it's nevertheless a great spot to visit for grabbing a beer or a glass of wine and just lounging with friends.
2. For Delicious Drinks + Small Bites : The Doheny Room, WeHo
We've already extolled the virtues of The Doheny Room on this blog before, but we enjoyed it so much that we're writing about it again. The cocktail menu is impressive, with plenty of fresh drinks for everyone. And with a menu of small bites that are equally as delicious, the beautiful spot is a great option for starting your night. Stop in for a late dinner, sophisticated cocktails, and some grown-up partying before you move on to the drunker parts of your evening.
3. For An Artsy Throwback : Westbound, The Arts District
Though we haven't been to Westbound yet (hey, it only opened, like, last week), we're already digging it's vintage travel vibes. With a look that is a nod to the location's former train station, this bar will transport you (yes, that was a transportation pun) to another time. The spot is a new fixture at One Santa Fe, featuring cocktails with locally sourced ingredients from head bartender Dee Ann Quinones and creative small bites from Chef Gary Nguyen. We're looking forward to checking it out, and will be sure to don our vintage travel best.