Library Bar, Hollywood
To step inside the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel is like stepping back in history to when one would never dream of wearing jeans and sneakers to a sexy cocktail bar draped in velvet. But this is LA circa now, and since anything goes, I did just that. While there are many options to have drinks at this hotel, the hidden gem is the cozy Library Bar, where your wish is their command. There is no menu, so come prepared to chat with the mixologist about something other than your dating/marriage woes—you know, like your cocktail preferences.
How to Order: Pick your poison (gin, rum, whiskey, etc.) and then choose from an array of herbs, berries, vegetables—all on display. The mixologist will create something especially for you.
Who to Bring: This bar is small, so you’re better off with a couple of friends or a date. It’s not ideal for large groups—there’s the Spare Room or Tropicana Bar for that.
If You’re Feeling Hungry: They do not serve food in this bar, but you can walk a few steps to 25 Degrees inside the hotel for a very satisfying burger and fries.