On paper, Old Lightning sounds pretentious: it’s a reservations-only bar in Marina del Rey that serves rare spirits straight up or in craft cocktails. Plus, you’ll need a host to walk you to the venue, and you’re not allowed to bring your phone with you. But when you walk through the door, any misgivings you might harbour will vanish. The bar is surprisingly cosy, and you’ll appreciate giving your undivided attention to your drink – and to your company.
2905 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey