The Thirsty Crow
The Thirsty Crow is one of the best bars in America. The prime Sunset location pulls in an Eastsider crowd of nonchalant dudes and lassies. Situated near Silver Lake’s Sunset Junction, this saloon could easily have been plucked from New York City’s Cobble Hill district, which is to say it’s a new bar that’s been carefully designed to look really old. It’s a true whiskey joint, with lots of dark wood paneling and a giant horseshoe-shaped marble bar. And while the watering hole mixes saloon-inspired elements with ’30s touches, it manages to remain en vogue. Amber lighting warms the brick walls, and an original 1935 jukebox pumps Hank Williams and the like.
Whiskeys are the focus here; you’ll find more than 40 small-batch bourbons, plus a few more if the bartender likes you. They’re not afraid to conjure up a few cocktails either, impeccable Manhattans and Sazeracs make picking your poison a pleasant endeavor.
If you happen to be from the East Coast and you’re in L.A., like us, you’ll have a hard time finding a better place to drink yourself back to right-mindedness.