I found your page because I'm thinking of going to Los Angeles maybe this October. What's your favorite bar or neighborhood to go out for drinks?
Around Downtown L.A., Caña for rum, Seven Grand for whisky, Casey's for live music/ping-pong tables, the Standard and the Perch for rooftops.
On the eastern side of L.A., Old Town Pasadena has a lot of cool bars (I often find myself not going all the way to DTLA since there are already good options closer to my place). Lucky Baldwins for 60 beers on tap, King's Row for cocktails and live music, Der Wolfskopf for German beers, and Der Rathskeller for cocktails.
There is also a lot of cool stuff going on in Highland Park and Silverlake.
As far as the west side of L.A. goes, I'm not super familiar with the bars there.