Once upon a time, downtown Los Angeles was home to “French Town.” In the late 19th century, “French Town” was home to the majority of LA’s French residents, hence the name. Since then, the french population and influence has dispersed, dropping bits of culture throughout the city. Some of the french bars in Los Angeles have remained with a more traditional french approach, while others have modernized, adapting to the culture, but still keeping that classic french feel.
Top French Bars in LA
Los Angeles is home to some of the best french bars in the state of California. I decided to create a guide to finding the hottest french bars in Los Angeles. Here are some of my favorite spots to grab a drink or bite or just to hangout with friends and dance:
Petit Trois brings the classic french bar style and cuisine to the streets of Hollywood. The small bar/restaurant is open from 12PM-10PM every day but Saturday, which they keep the kitchen open an extra hour, until 11PM. They do not take reservations and the menu features traditional french bar food like steak tartare and various breakfast style dishes, including the best omelets in the Los Angeles area.
Perch resides on a rooftop in Downtown LA. The rooftop has some breathtaking views including Central Library. Perch has an extensive wine menu and a late night bar menu that is offered from 11pm – 12am. One of the best items on the menu are the Merguez sliders and the truffle poutine.
Downtown Los Angeles is packed with different nightlife hotspots from cultures around the world. The BoardRoom is a lounge where you can have drinks, grab a bite, enjoy music, and mingle with others. The food menu is filled with a bunch of traditional french h’orderves and a few classic french entrees. The extensive drink menu will have you asking for another one before you finish your current drink and wanting to try everything on the menu. After 8:30pm, from Thursday to Sunday, The BoardRoom is open for you and your friends.
Pour Vous is a fair priced, french-influenced bar in Los Angeles. Pour Vous opens at 8pm from Tuesday to Saturday except for Friday, when the bar opens up at 5pm. The nightlife really does not kickoff until around 10pm. Pour Vous is known for their tasty cocktail menu that leave you wanting more by the end of your glass.