I'll be in LA for the weekend, and I'm looking to have some stupendous cocktails.
Historically oriented cocktail sensibility preferred. I'll be staying in Redondo Beach, but I'm willing to take a long drive. (Don't worry, I'll have a DD!) This may be impossible on a weekend night, but I'd prefer a place that I can sit down, and where I can hear what my companion is saying. If that means I have to wait for a table and pay ~$15 for a (hopefully out-of-this-world) cocktail, so be it. Thanks!