Early 20th-century ambiance and meticulously crafted cocktails are the winning recipe for sophisticated fun at Hollywood hot spots these days, and Harlowe adds an outdoor patio and decadent bar bites from Foundry chef Eric Greenspan. New York’s Dushan Zaric is head mixologist, presiding over an array of imaginative drinks — some on tap or bottled inhouse — including hard-to-find aperitif creations and house-made draft sodas.
Eat: Artisan cheese board, oysters, yucca fries, funnel cakes with smoked whipped cream
Drink: Captain Planet, made with Bols Genever, spiced watermelon and strawberry shrub; Shandy Koufax, made with rum, Amaro Meletti, pineapple gomme, California IPA and Angostura
Go: 7321 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood