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THE SPIRIT GUILD

California. You feel it as soon as you approach the heavy wooden door with a worn,…

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DON FRANCISCO’S COFFEE CASA CUBANA

If you’ve ever wondered what 140 years of experience and history tastes like or ever wanted to…

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LITTLE FLUFFY HEAD

The boba trend has swept through Los Angeles in recent years, but Little Fluffy Head is…

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RHYTHM ROOM

As you make your way down what used to be squared stairs — now worn…

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NICE COFFEE

Tucked within a concrete enclave surrounded by the City National Plaza’s high-rise skyscrapers sits a…

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Bernadette’s

You’ve had a bad day and you just need a drink — not a crazy…

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Prank

Welcome to the kind of bar your cool best friend would say you’ve got to…

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BIRDS & BEES

Follow the wooden fence in the corner of the parking lot at Broadway and 2nd.…

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Bar Clacson

Across countless European villages and towns, the bar-tabac serves as the neighborhood all-in-one — It…

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Boomtown Brewery

Boomtown Brewery lives in a nondescript warehouse on the inconspicuous Vignes Street. So unassuming upon…

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THE BOARDROOM

Are you looking to find yourself in a turn-of- the-century Parisian speakeasy drinking alongside the…

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DISTRICT

Tucked in the lower level corner of The Bloc, on the other side of the…

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Redline

In the spirit of context, well before Downtown reemerged as an epicenter of culture and…

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MIKKELLER BAR

These days it seems like every design thirsty person is booking a ticket to the…

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Press Brothers

It’s Saturday morning at Grand Central Market, and as usual it’s bustling with activity. Throngs…

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Golden Road

The road to one of the most successful craft breweries in Los Angeles is paved…

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MEZCALERO

For much of the past decade, the cool kids and the yupsters have been claiming…

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Weird Beers

From peanut butter stouts to earl grey tea IPAs to brews fermented and aged in…

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The Lexington

“It’s about having punk rock one night, having comedy the other night, and having a…

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Cafe Beantage

Situated a few doors down from the ever burgeoning Grand Central Market, Cafe Beantage occupies…

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Wolf & Crane

The ‘neighborhood’ bar is ubiquitous and no neighborhood feels truly lived in without a watering…

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PACIFIC SEAS

The so-called SoCal lifestyle is often characterized by a distinct form of faux-fantasy. In our…

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El Dorado Bar

True to form. Hospitality. Damn good drinks. These are the essential ingredients to crafting a…

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The Standard Hotel

There is nothing standard about experiencing the Standard in Downtown Los Angeles, whether you’re staying…

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Westbound

Worn luggage trunks, art-deco furniture, gold casted lighting fixtures and warm wooden finishes — if…

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GiorgiPorgi

It’s kind of hard to find Skidrokyo’s latest coffee cave but you’ll know you’ve arrived…

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Pour Haus Wine Bar

Hidden in a quiet neighborhood near Industrial and Mateo St lives Pour Haus Wine Bar–a…

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71 above

Two elevators and 71 floors later — you’ve arrived at 71 Above, “the highest restaurant…

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Bar Mattachine

“You are welcome to join us or do whatever you like” invites the friendly, low-key…

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LAZY BREWING COMPANY

On the sidewalk off 5th Street, on the brink of Skid Row, a hand-painted blue…

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Explore DTLA, while drunk.

Hundreds of Downtowners will be crawling (or stumbling) their way through Downtown at the LA…

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Loft & Bear

Downtown has long been the purveyor of specialty spirits — there’s the West Coast’s only…

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Far Bar

Imagine an alley where live chickens once roamed, a basement that stored the belongings of…

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The Wheelhouse

“Like riding a bike” is an optimistic simile. Sure, in a vacuum, you might be…

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Everson Royce Bar

You wouldn’t expect a father of six-year-old twins to be inspired by a writer snorting…

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Tokyo Beat

“Let’s go sing karaoke” is a phrase that’s never commanded before 7PM — it’s a…

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GARÇONS DE CAFÉ

Perhaps you’ve seen them — the hats. Part cap, part beanie, they’re an homage to…

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G&B COFFEE

“It felt like we were on a suicide mission from the day we opened,” says…

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Iron Triangle Brewing

Beer flowed like tap water. Swing dancers kicked and twirled to the buzzing trumpet and…

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The Redwood Bar & Grill

A broad, flat iron gate on 2nd street opens up to a cool reprieve from…

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Cole’s

The legend of the French Dip goes like this: In 1908, a customer orders a…

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Mega Bodega

Mega Bodega is a rare breed: equal parts coffee and craft beer served morning to…

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The Escondite

An inner-city hideout for Downtown locals, The Escondite provides their kin with the grit and…

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Mignon

When Ernest Hemingway wrote that “wine is more enjoyable than nearly anything,” he knew what…

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The Springs

“We like that anybody can walk in here off the street, grab a juice, drop…

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Little Easy

For years now, Downtown’s nightlife has been on the upswing, boasting fusion bars and tequila…

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Resident

Stepping into the Art District’s Resident is the adult equivalent of stepping into someone’s secret…

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The Edison

The Edison, a power plant basement-turned-upscale bar has been transporting patrons into a timeless era…

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Shreebs Coffee

It was an open secret at first. A few friends gathered in Casey Goch’s backyard…

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Barcito

Since its opening in September of last year, Barcito has charmed South Park’s residents and…

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Angel City Brewery

“It leads a very simple life,” says Layton Cutler, the head brewer at Angel City.…

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Barista Society

Monday mornings used to be tough. If you’re honest, every morning was. Up at the…

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Wine Bar C

In the middle of a standard strip mall, a metal door guards one of the…

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Ham & Eggs

“From the outside, not much makes sense,” says David Deluca, the owner of Ham and…

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Perch

Walk into Perch on any evening during the week, and find yourself on another level…

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Endorffeine

Clean lines. Sharp angles. Hard edges. Great coffee. This is the Endorffeine aesthetic. “Everything’s really…

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Tony’s Saloon

“I feel bad for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning,…

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Monty Bar

There’s something special happening over in Downtown’s City West neighborhood. In 2011, bar owner Rio…

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Il Caffé

Downtown is rapidly rebuilding itself, with new businesses falling into its gaps like Tetris pieces.…

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Green Grotto Juice Bar

Less than a year old, Green Grotto Juice Bar has already comfortably made itself at…

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Las Perlas

Oh, tequila. What a loyal friend you’ve been. At dorm room parties, at birthday parties,…

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La Cita

At the landing of Angels Flight, stands the black sheep of Bunker Hill: La Cita,…

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Pattern Bar

With its tall, mirrored columns and black-and-white décor, Pattern Bar is no stranger to a…

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Library Bar

When Library Bar opened a decade ago there was very little around it. Businessmen and…

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The FYF DTLA Vibe Guide

This year’s FYF has your weekend  jammed with great bands, good food and plenty of…

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Coffee Colab

For the everyday coffee connoisseur, competition for consumption is at an all time high. DTLA’s…

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Mumford Brewing

videography by Havens Creative Would you believe re-gifting could lead to the birth of a…

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D’Vine Wine Cellar

Just off the sidewalk on Flower is a set of stairs that descend deep underground…

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Barrel Down

Barrel Down is all business: minimal aesthetic, no frills, and unapologetically masculine. Housed in a…

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Sam’s Hofbrau

Unrelenting bass trembles behind a red velvet curtain. It is this curtain that separates smog…

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Caña Rum Bar

Tucked away in the bottom floor of one of Downtown’s many unassuming stone buildings of…

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King Eddy

After suffering a near disco-death experience, the King is on the road to recovery. The…

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Wendell

If you’ve been around for a bit, you might remember Crabby Joe’s, the bar on…

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Elabrew Coffee

A barista takes a steady hand to the kettle of steaming water. Lifting it over…

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Verve Coffee Roasters

As more and more coffee roasters sprout up around Downtown and the greater LA area,…

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Golden Gopher

Glowing in large neon red, ‘Golden Gopher’ hangs just above a sturdy looking bouncer who…

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Casey’s Irish Pub

Casey’s Irish Pub has been a part of downtown for so long, it’s easy to…

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Villain’s Tavern

At the edge of the Arts District and just kissing the LA River, rests Villain’s…

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General Lee’s

Even after finally opening it’s doors to the public late last year, Chinatown’s General Lee’s…

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Faith & Flower

One of Downtown’s more recent additions, Faith & Flower mixes the past with present in…

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Cocktail Academy

With it’s quaint pockets of uncharted territory, the Art’s District never ceases to amaze us.…

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Blue Whale

The word “captivating” does not begin to describe the atmosphere at Blue Whale in Little…

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Blacktop Coffee

Bah, humbug. Is there anywhere to get a latte around here without all the jingle…

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Little Bear

Little Bear brings American comfort to a Belgian bar. “We are the unofficial sports bar…

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Bar Jackalope

A group of five surround a small, black table in a corner booth of Bar…

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Biltmore’s Gallery Bar

Walking through a lobby rich with history, one revisits the glamorous days of Downtown with…

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EightyTwo Arcade

Scott Davids and Noah Sutcliffe know how to get the nostalgia glands dripping – buddies…

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The Varnish

The suspender-clad bartender chats quietly with his guests as he chizzles away at a block…

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The Lovely Bones of the Figueroa Hotel

Simply walking into the Figueroa Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles feels foreign and familiar all…

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Hank’s

Unimpressive signage mark the walls of the Stillwell Hotel directing onlookers into a tempting dive…

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