10797 Washington Blvd, Culver City
Go through the back door of an old-time barber shop that offers classic hair cuts to find this dark speakeasy. TIP: Make a reservation.
Break Room 86
3515 Wilshire Rd, Koreatown
Break Room 86 is a primo 80s-themed Karaoke bar in Los Angeles's Koreatown (secret entrance via the Line Hotel), brought to you by Houston Hospitality. TIP: Wait in line by the loading dock, and then buy yourself a snack. You'll see. Make a reservation here.
72 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena
This super-sweet Pasadena beer hall has an even-more-super-sweet secret bar downstairs. TIP: Call 626.219.6054 or email email@example.com. Specify if you are interested in reserving one of their 3 spaces for your small, medium, or large group. They will get back to you as quickly as possible to discuss options.
1725 Hudson Ave, Hollywood
Trendy nightclub in a former speakeasy with DJs, dancing, inventive drinks & sly house rules. TIP: Go down the stairs, and enter in the secret code (from Twitter, FB, or Insta) on the door.
El Tiger Magnifico
Gardena Ave, Glendale
An apartment speakeasy serving creative cocktails. TIP: Follow @eltigrecocktails on Instagram and hope for an invite.
6685 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood
This small retro disco n the back of the dancey Supper Club. TIP: Go around the back parking lot of Musso and Frank's.
Good Times at Davey Wayne's
1611 N El Centro Ave, Hollywood
Funky '70s retro bar with era-appropriate garage sale decor, an Airstream trailer & backyard BBQ. You get there by going through a refrigerator door. TIP: Make a reservation.
515 W 7th St, Downtown LA
Hidden-door backroom of bar Seven Grand, specializing in Japanese whiskey amid a moody vibe. TIP: Look for an unmarked door near the back of Seven Grand. Push the white button. When someone answers, request a table.
1159 Western Ave, Koreatown
A Cuban-themed nightspot with a dress code offering a cigar lounge & burlesque-style salsa acts hidden behind the armoire door of a dilapidated hotel room. TIP: Make a reservation.
Lock and Key
239 S Vermont Ave, Koreatown
Cozy nightspot featuring signature cocktails in a chic, vintage ambiance. Pull the correct doorknob to enter. TIP: Table reservations are available. To make a reservation, there is a table service minimum of $300 (plus tax and gratuity.) We recommend one of our Signature Cocktail Punch Bowls that serves up to 25 drinks with a spirit base of your choice. Tables seat 6-8 comfortably and we recommend 1 table for parties of 8-10.
1717 N Hudson Ave, Hollywood
Swanky, shadowy bar mixes sophisticated cocktails amid decor recalling the bygone days of Hollywood. TIP: Reserve a table.
3331 W 8th St, Koreatown
This divey K-town bar is marked only with an "R" on the outside, but inside are great bands or karaoke and a good hang -- if you know the password. TIP: KNOW THE PASSWORD (which you can find on Facebook and Twitter).
3843 Main St, Culver City
Upscale Speak Easy lounge serving the finest spirits & cocktails. TIP: Find the cocktail sign in the alley -- there's a bouncer behind that door.
The Red Door
10057 Riverside Dr, Toluca Lake
A hidden dark, romantic lounge behind the restaurant with leather booths featuring cocktails, wine & elevated bar fare. TIP: Go to Robano's Pizza. Walk down the alley. Look for the red light and a red door.
The Roger Room
370 N La Cienega Blvd
Eclectic bar with vintage freak show pictures on the walls serving trendy, upscale cocktails. TIP: Reserve a table by emailing. Look for the 370 on the door.
118 E 6th St, Downtown LA
Housed inside a refurbished storage room in Los Angeles’ oldest public house — Cole’s The Originators of the French Dip Sandwich restaurant in downtown L.A. — The Varnish pays tribute to both classic and updated cocktails with a focus on thoughtful service and hospitality. This speakeasy is hidden behind a door in the back of Cole's bar. TIP: Arrive early. First come, first served.
3612 W 6th St, Koreatown
Cozy, hidden bar & lounge inside Hotel Normandie offering an omakase-style cocktail menu. TIP: Walk through the Normandie Club, find the doorbell in the back, and give it a ring. Make a 2 hour reservation slot ($25 fee for cancellations within 24 hours).