We’re bringing taxi back in a big way across Los Angeles and what better way to celebrate than by raising a glass? Our friends at the Beverly Hilton compiled a list of the best places to get a cocktail in Beverly Hills so that you can help us toast taxis in style!
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Whether you’re looking for a night out with friends or need a break from the stress of the day, visit these excellent bars and restaurants for tasty cocktails – and make sure to use Taxi Magic to safely get there and back.
1. Trader Vic’s Lounge
Visit the Polynesian-inspired, Trader Vic’s Lounge located inside The Beverly Hilton for a relaxing night out. This popular poolside lounge is like a tropical paradise vacation right in Beverly Hills where you can sit outdoors by the fire pit and sip exotic cocktails like the original Mai Tai, invented by Trader Vic himself.
2. Bar on 4
If you need a quick break from your busy day of shopping in Beverly Hills, stop by Bar on 4 located on the 4th floor of Neiman Marcus. The sailing vessel hull-shaped full-service bar provides a hip and modern atmosphere. This season Bar on 4 is featuring a delicious “Strawberry Margarita,” made using Avion silver tequila, fresh strawberries and lime.
The latest addition to the Beverly Hills bar scene, Hakkasan is great stop after work with ambient sounds, a relaxed mood and a sexy vibe. Grab a seat at the bar or reserve a table for the full dining experience. Hakkasan Beverly Hills have an extensive wine program as well as a cocktail menu curated by famous barman, Armando Conway. One of the most popular drinks is “The Hakka” made with Belvedere vodka, Tozai junmai sake, coconut, passion fruit and lychee juice.
5. Nic’s Beverly Hills
If you’re looking for a drink and an experience wrapped in one, visit the Russian-influenced bar and restaurant, Nic’s Beverly Hills. Nic’s is known for its vibrant décor, live jazz and DJs, and most importantly its wide variety of vodka based cocktails. One of our favorites is a vodka and champagne float made using fresh strawberries called “From Russia with Love.” What makes the Nic’s experience special is the VODBOX created by owner and Chef Larry Nicola which brings guests together for flights of the world’s finest and exclusive vodkas in a 28 degree temperature room allowing the pure flavor of vodka to shine through. Before entering, guests are suited with faux fur coats and hats to keep warm as they enjoy the experience.
6. Aqua Star Pool at The Beverly Hilton
One of our favorite times to enjoy a good cocktail is lounging pool-side on a warm L.A. day; and as the largest pool in Beverly Hills, the Aqua Star Pool at The Beverly Hilton is the ultimate spot. Sip the refreshing Cucumber Mojito made with freshly muddled mint and cucumbers and Bacardi Rum and see if you can spot one of your favorite celebs. While the pool is for hotel guests only, a little known secret is that guests who book a spa treatment at the adjoining Aqua Star BABOR Beauty Spa are also invited to use the pool! Or just book a room and make a weekend out of it….
- Evelyn Pirali