Top 5 Bars in Studio City [Los Angeles 2019]

Studio City Top 5 Bars. Pic of Tiffy Diamond in front of ironic “Prohibition” sign.

Studio City Top 5 Bars. Pic of Tiffy Diamond in front of ironic “Prohibition” sign.

Studio City is a suburb of Los Angeles that is walking distance to cute restaurants, bars, and activities. There’s new establishments popping up all the time as more people discover this hidden gem. Just over the hill from Hollywood, it’s not hard to find things to do in Studio City. There are a lot of great options but we narrowed it down to the top 5 bars in Studio City

From affordable to fancy I have you covered on where to grab a drink when visiting Studio City. We used the bird scooter to head to the first bar then we walked and used ride sharing. Don't drink and bird! 

Before we headed to the bars we stopped by Pablito’s Tacos. This street food vendor in Studio City has garnered a well-deserved cult following. The grandmother of the family can be seen making fresh tortillas on site. The taco’s start at $3 and they have aguas frescas!  This family-owned business is on the corner of Moorpark and Whitsett 7 days a week. You won’t regret pulling over to grab a quick bite or two.

The Top 5 bars of Studio City:

Rocco’s Tavern

Rocco’s Tavern in Studio City

Rocco’s Tavern in Studio City

Tiffy Drinking a watermelon mojito at Rocco’s Tavern

Tiffy Drinking a watermelon mojito at Rocco’s Tavern

Rocco’s Tavern - Neighborhood Bar - 12514 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

This is a local spot that has happy hour 7 days a week. Including a late-night one. A casual “come as you are” atmosphere makes this a good choice to grab quick drinks. Their happy hour will get the drinking started day or night. Since every drink will be doubled, including the beer. I got their most popular drink, the watermelon mojito. Which was refreshing to sip on their patio.

The Thirsty Merchant

Photo Credit: The Thirsty Merchant

Photo Credit: The Thirsty Merchant

Tiffy posing in front of “Vote against Prohibition” Sign.

Tiffy posing in front of “Vote against Prohibition” Sign.

Flatbread Pizza and Hot Lips Cocktail at The Thirsty Merchant

Flatbread Pizza and Hot Lips Cocktail at The Thirsty Merchant

The Thirsty Merchant - Sport’s Bar - 12430 Riverside Dr #3510, Valley Village, CA 91607

This outdoor/indoor bar is perfect for a group of friends. It has happy hour 7 days a week and a delicious menu that include flatbread pizzas and garlic fries. I got the hot lips cocktail and because it was happy hour got a second one for only $2. They have several outdoor games to play including connect four, foosball and corn hole. Also, free popcorn in the bar area is a nice touch.

Laurel Tavern

Photo Credit: Laurel Tavern Studio City

Photo Credit: Laurel Tavern Studio City

Laurel Tavern - Gastropub - 11938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

A popular gastropub, Laurel Tavern is the be seen place in Studio City. It has something for everyone with 16 beers on tap, many from California. If beer isn’t your thing they also serve cocktails and wine. I grabbed the strawberry basil lemonade and it hit the spot. For appetizers, I recommend the grilled cheese, garlic fries, pretzel bun or brussel sprouts. Make sure you don’t forget to order at the bar and seat yourself. If it’s summer I recommend the patio in front.

Drinks at Laurel Tavern

Drinks at Laurel Tavern

Firefly Library Bar

Photo Credit: Firefly Studio City

Photo Credit: Firefly Studio City

Firefly Pineapple Express Cocktail

Firefly Pineapple Express Cocktail

Firefly Beignets

Firefly Beignets

Firefly - Farm Fresh to Table - 11720 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

If you’re looking for a romantic spot that’ll impress your date then head to Firefly. This gem has been in Studio City for over 12 years. It was the pioneer for the trending and cool restaurants you see popping up in the area. The food is farm fresh to table. The chef, who is Michelin star rated, prides himself in the freshest ingredients. He frequents farmer's market's so you can always expect something new. A bit more pricey, if you don’t want dinner, you can grab drinks at their enchanting library bar. I got their pineapple express and couldn’t resist their beignets. 

Mister O’s

Photo Credit: Mister O’s Studio City

Photo Credit: Mister O’s Studio City

Mister O’s Photo Wall

Mister O’s Photo Wall

Drinks at Mister O’s

Drinks at Mister O’s

Mister O’s - New American - 11838 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

The owner of Mister O’s opened it in honor of his father. This restaurant has mid-century vibes - think The Rat Pack. It's the perfect spot to get that epic Instagram worthy shot. They have wonderful mixologists that handcraft the cocktails to perfection. You can grab dinner here or hang at the lounge. I got the Silly Rabbit cocktail and shared the Scorpion bowl with friends. Which comes out on fire! Great ambiance if you want a cool themed bar.

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