Private Bars for Rent in Los Angeles, CA

Private Bars for Rent in Los Angeles, CA

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Thinking about renting a bar for your event in Los Angeles? From Hollywood to Long Beach, the city is dotted with amazing private bars that specialize in all kinds of amazing events! So whether you’re looking for a place in which to celebrate your next birthday or throw a memorable holiday or office party, you can be sure that you’ll find what you need. Elegant wine bars, relaxed cocktail lounges or fun karaoke bars - you’ll find all of that and more here on Tagvenue. Have a look at our selection of bars for rent in Los Angeles and take your pick!

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Private Bars Rental Guide

In a lively city like Los Angeles, you can find bars on almost every corner, each with its own distinctive vibe. From swanky hotel bars Downtown to hip dives in places like Silver Lake, and much more in between, the City of Angels has something to suit all styles, tastes and budgets. No matter if you’re just grabbing drinks with friends or celebrating a special occasion, we’re sure you’ll find a suitable place among our listings.

What kinds of bars can I find in Los Angeles?

The simple answer would be: all of them! But to be a little more specific, here are the types of bars you’ll encounter most often in Los Angeles:

  • Rooftop bars - Want to party against the backdrop of Hollywood Hills, palm trees and blinking city lights? Rent a rooftop bar and enjoy your drinks while looking at Los Angeles from a new perspective.
  • Cocktail bars - From high-end cocktail bars to laid-back lounges, the City of Angels abounds in places that serve both classics and inventive cocktails with their own signature twist.
  • Sports bars - Nothing beats the fever pitch of watching a game at a sports bar with a crowd of other enthusiasts! Los Angeles has quite a selection of places with flat screen TVs, hospitable atmosphere, comfort food and great drinks.
  • Wine bars - In the mood for a glass of red, white or rosé? You’ll find plenty of atmospheric bars with top quality wines served by knowledgeable staff. No matter if you’re an amateour wine lover or a connoisseur, there’s something for everyone.
  • Karaoke bars - Sing your heart out to your favorite songs and have a good laugh! Karaoke bars are extremely popular and provide a high-energy atmosphere for birthdays, bachelorette parties and other occasions! You’ll find great karaoke bars in known nightlife hotspots such as Koreatown or in random locations all over LA.
  • Speakeasy bars - Originally dating back to the Prohibition era, speakeasy bars were hidden in plain sight and sold alcohol illegally. Today’s speakeasies are, of course, very much legal, but typically maintain the secretive atmosphere.
  • Gay bars - Diverse Los Angeles has a great number of LGBTQ+ friendly places, the majority of which can be found in West Hollywood. The area has hosted the LA Pride Parade since 1970 and is known as the heart of the city’s gay community. But WeHo’s Sunset Strip and Santa Monica Boulevard aren’t the only places with gay bars, there are some in DTLA, Silver Lake and other neighborhoods too!

How do I choose a bar for my event in Los Angeles?

Here are some of our tips & best practices for renting the perfect bar in Los Angeles:

Your drink of choice - This is a no-brainer: if you’re renting a bar for your event, you’re most likely going to consume some liquor. Why not focus on the type of drinks you want to serve to your guests? Will you be drinking cocktails or mocktails? Craft beer or wine made from the finest grapes? Spirits or soft drinks? No matter what your preference is, Los Angeles has bars that specialize in any type of drinks you can imagine.

Ambiance - Pick a bar with the right ambiance. Things such as decor, music and lighting all add up to create the perfect mood. Would you like to rent a bar with classic and elegant interiors, something sleek and modern or perhaps a quirky space with eclectic design? Do you want access to natural light or are mood lighting and neon lights more your style? Would you rather listen to jazz, hip hop or maybe you’d prefer a live music bar? Are you looking for a bar where you can dance? Think about what best suits you and the type of event you’re hosting, then trust Tagvenue to find a space that ticks all the boxes.

Neighborhood - Explore energetic Downtown and its hottest bars or check out artsy Los Feliz and the hip places it has to offer. Or maybe you’d prefer a beach bar in Venice? The cities and neighborhoods that make up the sprawling Los Angeles area all bring something a little bit different to the table. You can simply choose a location that’s closest to you or try to find an area whose vibes match the atmosphere you’re aiming for with your event.

Capacity - Are you looking for a small bar or do you need more space? From intimate private booths to exclusive use of the entire bar, the bars in Los Angeles cater to events of all sizes. So put together your guest list and use Tagvenue’s filters to find a bar that’s just the right size!

Budget - Last but definitely not least, set a budget. LA’s extravagant bars can lean toward the pricier side, but you can still find options that are more than affordable. If you don’t want to compromise on location and event size, we have some tips and tricks to help you save some money if you’re on a tight budget. Talk to your venue manager about pricing options: some bars will offer attractive drinks packages with prices per person. You could arrange a cash bar for your guests, i.e. have them pay for all the drinks they get from the bar. Or you could go for a timed open bar, where drinks are on you for the first hour or two of your event.

FAQs about Private Bars in Los Angeles, CA

How much does it cost to rent a bar in Los Angeles?

Based on data from Tagvenue, prices for renting a bar in Los Angeles start at around $50 per person. Fixed rental fees typically run from around $1500 to $2500 per afternoon. Some bars will offer a food and beverage minimum, starting at $300.

Which areas of Los Angeles have the best bars for rent?

You’ll find the greatest choice of bars for rent in areas known as LA’s nightlife meccas, such as Koreatown, West Hollywood or Hermosa Beach. Downtown Los Angeles joins the list with its trendy Art District and bustling Chinatown. If you’re into hip and artsy vibes, check out Los Feliz or Silver Lake.

What are some of the best bars in Los Angeles?

Check out some of our top picks:

  • Saint Felix Hollywood - The Main Room and Bar epitomize high-ceilinged opulence and can accommodate up to 250 guests., offering a broad selection of tap and bottled craft beers.
  • The North End - With moody lighting and vintage decor, this hidden Hollywood location is a nod to the speakeasy tradition.
  • Alley Lounge LA - Culver City’s modern take on a speakeasy bar, with candle-lit plush lounge areas and a casual backyard for outdoor gatherings.

What time do bars close in Los Angeles?

According to California law, bars in Los Angeles can stay open until 2 a.m. Last call happens at 1:30 a.m.

Guest Reviews of Private Bars on Tagvenue

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Bruno R.
Booked Entire Venue at THE SPEAKEASY - Many Sets, Filming & Events
The place is incredible, a mix of a barber shop, a speakease, a beautiful photobooth, and an incredible retro space for photos, shows, clips, events, etc... The size is small, but ideal for small projects or small celebrations, it is my second time there and I highly recommend it... possibly I will rent it again soon.
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Destiny W.
Booked Upstairs Private Lounge at Berkshire House
The location was great! The team and staff were professional and kind! Everyone had a great time! 10/10 recommend.
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Marcus L.
Booked Side Room at Jalapeno Pete's
I really like the side room it’s big enough for about 40-50 people, the use of the Photo Booth was included in the rental and you get a private bar tender. The food was amazing, we recommend doing the tacos for a big party. The rental price is very reasonable. They allow you to bring a dj and/or play your own music.
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OSEI P.
Booked Secret Underground Speakeasy at Leather & Rose
The space was unique, welcoming, cozy, and ultimately exactly wanted out of a 30th birthday celebration. Nick, Kat, and Jimmy are wonderful people and were super friendly and accommodating. All of my guest felt like they were transported to a whole different side of LA, as well as a whole different era! All in all, I was happy that everything was set up and taken care of, leaving me with nothing to worry about except my karaoke performance.

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