Have a secret hot toddy in a secret bar
One of our favorite secret speakeasies will be serving hot toddies and hot buttered rums this winter, and, thanks to its location tucked away behind Cole’s, a drink at The Varnish has the bonus benefit of making it feel like you’ve found an escape from the cold outside. Or whatever people do when it’s snowing out.
Cozy up around the fireplace
There are a ton of LA bars that have fireplaces (like Sassafras and Harvard & Stone), but for a full winter-at-Hogwarts-type vibe, head over to the Griffin. If the tapestries on the wall and the old-school English-style fireplace don’t get you... something is seriously wrong with you.
Get a couple hundred eggnog shooters
Long Beach's tiny coffee house, Berlin Bistro, is ready to party this winter, ‘cause it's selling eggnog shooters. They're made with cold brew, brandy, eggnog, whipped cream, and nutmeg. And are ice cold, for when our winters, like, aren’t.