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Best Places For Fall Cocktails In Los Angeles

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As the summer transitions into cooler temperatures, cocktails with friends takes on a cozier feel. Los Angeles boasts many hot spots with great cocktails for a fall evening, especially these five, that will bring the warm and cozy feel of the fall season to any gathering.

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The Roger Room
370 La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 854-1300

The Roger Room prides itself on being Los Angeles' premier spot for A-list cocktails as the experienced staff will not only create something to whet your palate, but will warm you up during the chilly fall months. Perfect for the season, try the Spiced Mule featuring ingredients including Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, ginger juice, nutmeg and cinnamon - all of which will warm your heart and soul. In addition, patrons can slowly sip several types of whisky such as Japanese Maple whisky, a variety of single malt shots and sophisticated cognac. Make reservations for a date night or for a larger girls' night out - simply call for table service. Want to show off your new place with a fall soiree? The Roger Room will come to you and bring its expert mixologists to whip up autumn-inspired cocktails, including three of the bar's signature drinks.

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Library Bar
630 W. 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 614-0053

This fall season, enjoy the warm days and cooler nights while sipping libations on the Library Bar patio. Just like its namesake, the Library Bar is full of interesting novel-inspired cocktails like The Hemingway Daiquiri and The Last Word which will both give you and your happy hour crowd the intellectual stimulation you are looking for. To complement your beverages, the dining experience at the Library Bar is superb as well. Opt for snacks including the bar's signature garlic parmesan fries or pork belly skewers and try traditional bar fare such as the Library Bar's Library burger, grilled cheese sandwich, pulled pork sliders and club sandwich.

Related: Best Cocktail Bars in Los Angeles

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Basement Tavern
2640 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 396-2469

Hiding in your parents' basement to drink with friends when you were younger can be relived with a certain amount of nostalgia at Santa Monica's Basement Tavern. Featuring unique cocktail combinations, patrons will enjoy the Julius Caesar, Mambo #7, Purple Rain (pictured), C'est La Vie and Trailblazer. The bar also offers traditional sangria, craft beer and wine, both by the glass and by the bottle. In addition, pair your fall cocktail outing with the Basement burger, Basement calamari or the Basement Tavern sandwich. Check the website regularly for nightly events from live music to all night happy hour.

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Perch LA
448 S. Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 802-1770

A French-inspired bistro, Perch LA is "perched" on the top of the world so you can enjoy unhindered views of Downtown Los Angeles on a fall evening. Featuring fire pits and outdoor fireplaces, it won't matter if the temperatures dip because you will feel comfy and cozy all night long. The late-night menu runs from 11 a.m. through closing at 1 a.m. and will satisfy your cravings with French favorites like steak frites and fromage and charcuterie plate. On the cocktail front, enjoy the Spicy Concombre, which includes jalapeno, or the Light and Balmy with ginger beer and saison rue.

Related: Best Rum Cocktails in Los Angeles

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High Rooftop Lounge
1697 Pacific Ave.
Venice Beach, CA 90291
(424) 214-1062

If an oceanfront view is what you are craving, bundle up and head over to Venice's High Rooftop Lounge. Located on the rooftop of the Hotel Erwin, the High Rooftop Lounge offers the perfect night spot for celebrating birthdays, meeting friends for drinks or snuggling up to your loved one. The 360-degree views of the ocean and Venice Beach will give you reason to toast on a chilly autumn evening. Take the frigidness out of a fall night with the Mexican spiced hot chocolate featuring tequila, or a traditional lemon apple hot toddy. Combine any drink with one of the tasty eats on the menu such as the grilled Bavarian pretzel, lamb sliders or delicious dim sum.

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The Red Lion Tavern
2366 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 662-5337

The fall season beckons the delight in finding a traditional German garden, and you will know that you are in the right place when you walk into The Red Lion Tavern. A local favorite, The Red Lion Tavern serves traditional German beer as well as authentic German food. For more than 50 years, locals have frequented this neighborhood landmark to relax with an order of the tavern's Beer of the Month or any of the German draft beers such as the medium-bodied black beer, Kostritzer Schwarzbier, or the full-bodied, crisp Hofbrau Lager. Hosting happy hour at home or need beer for the big game? The Red Lion Tavern has teamed up with GrubHub so you can order your beer selection online and have it delivered.

Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at

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