11/11/2012 10:28 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Best LA Hotel Cocktails From The City's Top Hotel Bars (PHOTOS)

The hotel bar scene in LA is truly a fixture on the city's nightlife scene, whether it's for pre-dinner drinks or nightcaps. But some spots go above and beyond with their cocktail menus, inviting Angelenos and visitors to sit back and stay awhile.

From hand-carved ice blocks and fresh, seasional ingredients to liquid nitrogen and exotic elixirs, these signature -- delicious, one-of-a-kind, thirst-quenching -- concoctions deserve a second look. We rounded up our favorite cocktails at LA's top hotel bars offering more than your average gin and tonic.

By Jimmy Im

Best LA Hotel Cocktails