Los Angeles is a town that was practically built for day drinking. A combination of near-perfect weather, a breezy work ethic, and abundant outdoor patio options mean that Angelenos need no excuse to have themselves a little Sunday Funday. Or a Monday Funday, for that matter.
But there are dozens of neighborhoods to navigate and myriad potential vibes to consider, depending on the occasion (or lack of one). Everything from seating to food and beverage offerings to rooftop views are all factors when it comes to choosing a spot to drink the afternoon away.
Whether you’re planning a boozy brunch east of the 101, or a beachside cocktail bonanza west of the 405, here are our picks for the best day drinking spots in town. (And of course you’re grabbing a lift home, because, good decisions.) Note: Many of these are only open during the day on weekends, so check before booking.