These LA Bars and Restaurants Now Require Vaccination Proof for Entry

The city of LA is considering a proposal to make such guidelines official.

Less than two months after California ended its four-tiered reopening strategy and removed all state-imposed COVID restrictions, major cities like Los Angeles are faced with more outbreaks as newer Delta and Delta Plus variants spread in both vaccinated and unvaccinated populations. In response to this growing number of infections, many local restaurants, bars, and event companies are scrambling to create their own restrictions, including requiring patrons to show proof of their COVID vaccination status. It looks like such requirements could soon be made official, as LA City Council President Nury Martinez and Councilman Mitch O’Farrell just co-introduced a proposal that would require proof of at least partial vaccination against COVID-19 in order to enter public indoor spaces in LA, including restaurants, bars, gyms, concert venues, movie theaters, and retail shops.

After a year and a half of masking, social distancing, and adhering to fluctuating restrictions, we understand the frustration at having your hot girl summer interrupted prematurely. But the fact remains that we’re still in the midst of a pandemic and we all need to do our part to keep ourselves and others safe. So as you enjoy the remaining weeks of summer, make sure you keep a mask and your vaccine card handy, or register for a digital vaccine record. If you haven’t gotten jabbed yet, there are plenty of resources to educate yourself on why it’s so imperative that you do so ASAP—and yes, drinking in bars and going to nightclubs are compelling reasons, but so is protecting our most vulnerable neighbors, including children who aren’t yet eligible to get vaccinated.

Here’s a growing list of LA restaurants and bars that now require proof of vaccine and/or a recent negative COVID test (check individual businesses for how recent tests results must be): 


Bacchus Kitchen, Pasadena
Birdie G’s, Santa Monica (begins August 16)
Caffè degli Artisti, Hollywood
Cassia, Santa Monica (begins August 16)
Crossroads, West Hollywood
Formosa Cafe, West Hollywood
Gigi’s, Hollywood
Harlowe, West Hollywood
Highland Park Bowl, Highland Park
Huckleberry, Santa Monica (begins August 16)
Kitchen 24, Hollywood and West Hollywood
L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, Hollywood
Langer’s Deli, Westlake
Lasita, Chinatown
Melrose Umbrella Co., West Hollywood
Milo & Olive, Santa Monica (begins August 16)
Milo SRO Pizza, Santa Monica (begins August 16)
n/naka, Palms
Osteria La Buca, Melrose and Sherman Oaks
Rustic Canyon, Santa Monica (begins August 16)
Sogo Hand Roll Bar, Los Feliz
Tallula’s, Santa Monica (begins August 16)
Winston House, Venice

Bars / lounges:

1642 Bar, Historic Filipinotown
Akbar, Silver Lake
Bar Bandini, Echo Park
Bar Covell, Los Feliz
Bar Franca, Downtown
Bar Henry, Echo Parl
Bar Sinister, Hollywood
Bigfoot Lodge, Atwater Village and Palms
Blind Barber, Culver City and Highland Park
Cha Cha Lounge, Silver Lake
Club Tee Gee, Atwater Village
Ester’s, Santa Monica (begins August 16)
Eta, Highland Park
Footsie’s, Cypress Park
Gold Line, Highland Park
Gold Diggers, East Hollywood
HiTops, West Hollywood
Idle Hour, North Hollywood
Johnny’s Bar, Highland Park
La Cita, Downtown LA
La Cuevita, Highland Park
The Lash, Downtown
Little Joy, Echo Park
Lolo Wine Bar, East Hollywood
Los Globos, Silver Lake
Mandrake Bar, Culver City
Melody Wine Bar, Virgil Village
Melody Lounge, Chinatown
Oldfield’s, Palms
Permanent Records Roadhouse, Cypress Park
Precinct Bar, Downtown
Redline, Downtown
Risky Business, North Hollywood
Sassafras Saloon, Hollywood
Short Stop, Echo Park
Sunset Beer Co, Echo Park
Tabula Rasa, East Hollywood
The Airliner, Lincoln Heights
The Falls Lounge, Downtown
The Good Nite, North Hollywood
Largo, West Hollywood
The Lash, Downtown
The Moroccan Lounge, Arts District
The New Jalisco Bar, Downtown
The Offbeat, Highland Park
Short Stop, Echo Park
The Thirsty Crow, Silver Lake
Tramp Stamp Granny’s, Venice
Zebulon, Atwater Village 



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Danielle Dorsey is the Los Angeles Editor at Thrillist.