After spending some quality time with your family on Thanksgiving Day, you may want to get out and grab a drink with friends or those same family members that will be open on this holiday. While many restaurants will be open for Thanksgiving, we put our focus the best drinking establishments located within Los Angeles that be open for the holiday. These are the best.
7321 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
As West Hollywood’s tribute to the golden age, Harlowe is a great place to grab some drinks after your Thanksgiving feast. With an elegant decor, and libations from a curated cocktail menu, you’ll be in good hands here. You’ll probably be pretty stuffed after your Thanksgiving feast, but if not, they also offer some great eats to dine on while you sip on cocktails ranging from their “Clementine” with ZU vodka, Aperol, agave nectar, lemon, and mandarin puree, or their “Swipe Right,” with Avion Blanco, Green Chartreuse, Ancho Reyes, lime, pineapple, and falernum. The cocktail list doesn’t stop there though. They also offer a terrific selection of beers, and wine.
1250 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
Boasting a repertoire of over 600 off-menu house cocktails, including our famous Honey-Nut Old Fashioned, the Smoking Jacket, and a complete series of Pimm’s Cups, Bar 1886 inside The Raymond restaurant in Pasadena, will be open for Thanksgiving from 4pm to 2am. The restaurant, The Raymond, will also be open for a great Thanksgiving feast, so it’s the perfect place to grab a great family style Thanksgiving meal and then head to the bar after. First opened in 2010, the cocktail program here was created by renowned cocktail architects Aidan Demarest and Marcos Tello. Behind such ventures as The Edison, 7 Grand and Tom Bergins, they have continued their excellent influence with great drinks at Bar 1886. and evolving ever since. Expect drinks like Manhattans, Old-Fashions, Sidecars, and Sours, which are prepared to perfection, the way they were during the pre-Prohibition era– with fresh juices and hand-cut chunks of ice. With a seasoned bartending staff, you’ll be in great hands.
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1233 N. Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Located in the heart of Hollywood, the welcoming Sassafras will be a great respite after your Thanksgiving meal. With a feel of being in an southern bar, it offers a cocktail menu that will make you feel as if you’re actually in the south. Offering specialty house cocktails and drinks like their “Four On The Floor” with seasonal fruit, brown sugar, rye, and sherry, or bottled beers, you will be presented with great options here. The menu here offers so many great options that it can be overwhelming to choose one or two, but be assured that whatever you order, it’ll be great.
2939 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Easily one of Silverlake’s best bars, The Thirsty Crow is the type of spot that you’ll want to keep coming back to after your first visit. Open on Thanksgiving this year, this timeless, neighborhood bar offers over 100 whiskies, including 60 exclusive bourbons and an array of specialty cocktails to choose from. The bar, which no doubt will be offering seasonal drinks, offers great Negronis and more.
10899 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Open for Thanksgiving, Oldfield’s Liquor Room is home to everything from pre-prohibition tipples, and artisanal spirits. With a laid back, neighborhood-bar type of feel, Oldfield’s pays homepage to decades past with its dim lighting, decor, and cocktails.
10939 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Bigfoot West, along with its counterpart in the East, Bigfoot East/Bigfoot Lodge, will be also open on Thanksgiving. A premiere whiskey bar, Bigfoot West boasts more than 100 brands of whiskey and a special cocktail program which uses seasonal ingredients throughout the year. So, expect to find great winter drinks using fresh juices, in-house infusions, shrubs, sherbets, jams, purees and fresh ingredients from Culver City Farmer’s Market. With a cabin feel, its a great place to join in on the fun of the holiday spirit.
4824 Vineland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91601
With a great outdoor patio, Idle Hour Bar is one of the Valley’s best places to throw down a few drinks. Open on Thanksgiving, this bar is actually a historical landmark thanks to its wood barrel the bar sits in. Built in 1941, it’s seen a few owners throughout the years, but today it’s North Hollywood’s favorite watering hole. Offering up a bar program with seasonal craft, draft and bottled beers, as well as handcrafted cocktails, you’ll be in good hands for a few drinks with friends and family after your feast.
221 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Downtown LA’s Bar Mattachine will be open on Thanksgiving from 5pm to 2am, giving patrons a respite from their Thanksgiving dinner. As one of LA’s best bars right now, this should come as great news to those looking to get out of the house, and throw back a few delicious cocktails. With a great interior, friendly staff and vibe, and central location, it’s the perfect place for those living near downtown.
Mr C’s Hotel Beverly Hills
1224 Beverwil Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90035
One of Beverly Hills’ most exclusive hotels will be alive with the holiday spirit as its lobby bar will be open on Thanksgiving. Relax, socialize and drink great cocktails, as well as a selection of fine wines and other spirits at this Cipriani owned hotel bar. They even have a one of a kind G-1 glass pool table.