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10 Best Bars in Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles skyline at night with highlight pictures of the best bars in DTLA in Los Angeles, California

Discover the best bars in Downtown Los Angeles with our top picks, perfect for any vibe or budget. Explore must-try drinks and amazing atmospheres for every top pick bar in DTLA.

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Best Bars in Downtown Los Angeles


📍 Location: 1855 Industrial Ave, Los Angeles

Hours: 4PM-2AM daily

💰 Price: $

The Flamingo Bar in Downtown Los Angeles is a brand-new must try-spot for it's 80's vibes, a nightly live DJ, and decorations with palm trees, bright lights, a checkered floor, and pink walls and furniture. They have their own unique and affordable cocktail list as well as the classics, plus a small food menu with typical American bar food such as burgers and fries.

🪄 Insider Tip: If you get there early enough to secure a spot, the street parking surrounding the bar is free.

📍 Location: 707 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles

Hours: Tues-Fri 5PM-2AM Sat-Sun 2PM-2AM

💰 Price: $

The EightyTwo Bar is one of the best bars in Downtown LA because of their arcade-inspired cocktail names and extensive list of beer, wines, seltzers, and non-alcoholic options. Not only do they have great drinks, but they have a rotating lineup of over 55 arcade and pinball machines to enjoy, as well as various types of musical genre's of DJ's performing daily from open to close.

🪄 Insider Tip: EightyTwo often hosts competitive arcade events and is the home to the Los Angeles Pinball League.

📍 Location: 515 W 7th St, # 200, Los Angeles

Hours: 3PM-2AM daily

💰 Price: $$

Seven Grand DTLA is a bar full of hand-crafted cocktails, live music, and pool tables, making it a great place to come if you're looking to unwind with a great beverage in a casual and gentlemen's club-esque atmosphere. Guests are welcome to plan private events ranging from full venue buyouts to private tastings.

🪄 Insider Tip: Seven Grand is the home to the Whiskey Society, a special membership club that allows guests to learn more about whiskey through education and tastings. Sign up here.

📍 Location: 428 E 2nd St, Los Angeles

Hours: 5PM-1:30AM, 3PM-1:30AM

💰 Price: $$

The Mermaid is a woman-owned dive bar in DTLA that features tropical cocktails and food in an under-the-sea decorated room. Their drink menu has classics such as the Mai Tai, Painkiller, and Blue Hawaiian, while their food menu feature basic American bar food as well seafood and vegetarian options, such as their Maui Onion Dip, pan fried shrimp, and more. They have weekly events with DJs, like a TikiGoth night on Mondays, an Italian Disco on Tuesdays, game night on Wednesdays, and karaoke nights on Thursdays.

🪄 Insider Tip: Become a part of The Mermaid's inner circle to receive updates on cocktail specials, events, and new menu items.

📍 Location: 714 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles

Hours: 6PM-2AM, 8PM-2AM

💰 Price: $$

The Caña Rum Bar is a hidden gem in Downtown Los Angeles for rum enthusiasts. The exclusive bar is members-only, but membership is only $20 per year (memberships must be bought in person with the host), and once you're a member you are allowed to take guests with you. They have an extensive selection of rum drinks, daily happy hour, pool tables, a dance floor, and DJs.

🪄 Insider Tip: Caña Rum Bar has Salsa Nights every Thursday starting at 9PM.

📍 Location: 351 S Broadway, Los Angeles

Hours: 8PM-2AM Daily

💰 Price: $

The Slipper Clutch in Downtown LA is a bar with more of a speakeasy vibe, offering retro live music and performances and tons of beer and cocktail options in their full bar. The bar is two floors, with the first floor open to the general public and the second floor for those who bought tickets to the live shows, which feature a variety of different acts, from DJs to comedians.

🪄 Insider Tip: Check out The Slipper Clutch's list of live upcoming shows.

📍 Location: 316 W 2nd St, Los Angeles

Hours: 11AM-2AM daily

💰 Price: $$

The Redwood Bar and Grill is a cozy and intimate bar in Downtown Los Angeles that offers both typical American bar food such as shareable appetizers, burgers, and sandwiches, and a variety of different drink options like cocktail classics and draft beer. There are often different events taking place at The Redwood, such as live bands, karaoke nights, and more.

🪄 Insider Tip: The Redwood also sells their own merch to sport in or out of the bar, available online only.

📍 Location: 1254 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles

Hours: 6PM-12AM, 6PM-2AM

💰 Price: $$$

Located in Level 8, Mr. Wanderlust is a live piano bar and jazz lounge with am abiance of an elegant yet comfortable library full of plush seating, fireplaces, and bookshelves inside the mostly candlelit space. Mr. Wanderlust has a unique drink menu full of delicious cocktails as well as a small snack menu. There are a variety of live surprise performances that take place at the bar other than just music, such as acrobatic dancers and other theatrical performers.

🪄 Insider Tip: Be sure to check out their limited Truffle Season food menu.

📍 Location: 416 W 8th St, Los Angeles

Hours: 12PM-12AM Daily

💰 Price: $

The Broken Shaker bar is located on the rooftop of the Freehand Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, but it is open to the public to enjoy their delicious cocktails, small bites, and the rooftop pool, all the while being able to experience some amazing views of the city. They have a happy hour Mondays to Thursdays from 3PM-6PM as well as occasional DJs to keep the party vibes going.

🪄 Insider Tip: The bar offers a $300 specialty Punch Bowl for large groups, where guests can choose their spirit, fruit, and botanical addition to the bowl.

📍 Location: 1356 Palmetto St, Los Angeles

Hours: Varies by booking

💰 Price: $$$

The Obscure is a DTLA cocktail bar and distillery that offers an immersive and private experience in their magical, dark, fantasy themed bar, which is a mix of both indoors and outdoors. To enter the bar, one must purchase tickets to this private cocktail tasting experience full of 3 house spirits, 3 signature cocktails, interesting stories about the fantasy and history of each cocktail, as well as award-winning live artists drawing and painting right before your eyes. The experience lasts for two hours with tickets beginning at $65 per person.

🪄 Insider Tip: The Obscure Distillery now offers shipping of their spirit collections right to your door.


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