Photo courtesy of Black Market Liquor Bar

Studio City

Black Market Liquor Bar

11915 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA , 91604



Helmed by Chef Antonia Lofaso of Bravo’s Top Chef fame, this eclectic gastropub features an ever-changing menu from Korean-style chicken wings to a famed short rib slider. The strong cocktail program stands up to the food with bourbon and rye drinks that pack a punch along with a hefty list of beers and wines. Mixology enthusiasts gather in this dark and cavernous den to be seduced by drinks like the Red Hot and Bothered (jalepeno-infused vodka, strawberry, blood orange, and ginger beer).

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Chris Earl of Chris Earl Collection / Black Market Liquor Bar

Black Market Liquor Bar is kind of tapas style, so you can order a few things and share them with a friend. They have great cocktail list. Fade to Black with bourbon, Clément Sirop de Canne, and walnut bitters is delicious if you like a whiskey-based drink.

— Chris Earl of Chris Earl Collection