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bernadettes

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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lexington

The Lexington

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

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Beantage

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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ElDorado

El Dorado Bar

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

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Standard

The Standard Hotel

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

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Westbound

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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TokyoBeat

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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Coles

Cole’s

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

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MegaBodega

Mega Bodega

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

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Escondite

The Escondite

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

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Mignon

Mignon

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

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TheSprings

The Springs

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

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LittleEasy

Little Easy

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

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Resident

Resident

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

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Edison

The Edison

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

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Shreebs

Shreebs Coffee

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

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Barcito

Barcito

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

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AngelCityBrewery

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

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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cana

Caña Rum Bar

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

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eddy

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

Elabrew Coffee

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

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verve

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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LITTLE DAMAGE

Step into the wall-to-wall black and white checker print decor at Little Damage and you’ll…

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Cento

When you step into Cento Pasta Bar you’re greeted with a smile from the man…

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Harbor House

The key to a happy life is a healthy work-life balance. It can help relieve…

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P.Y.T.

Ask any L.A. native, or even a tourist dipping into L.A. and they’ll tell you…

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Brothecary

Brothecary

Warm broths have this power to evoke a childhood memory of a savory savior releasing…

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CRAFTED KITCHEN

Starting a small food business can feel like a huge hurdle – so many unknowns,…

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MILLA CHOCOLATES

No longer spritely tikes who tirelessly covet candy, has Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory become a…

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FRITZI COOP

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! We’ve all heard the saying but have you ever tasted it?…

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BELLE BELLE’S CUE

More than a thousand miles from the heart of Texas, nestled in the shadow of…

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GRESESCENT

You need a bouquet of ice cream. We could just end this article there because…

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TOMGEORGE

In less than a decade, Downtown LA has evolved from neglected city center to a…

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DI ALBA

An expression of the heart served on a slice of focaccia. The nostalgia of Italian…

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Baldoria

There’s no need to traverse the Atlantic to wine and dine like you’re in Europe.…

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Lao Tao

Savory scents of Taiwanese beefy soups, braised pork belly and popcorn chicken can be found…

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Yuko Kitchen

In a postmodern culinary world where deconstruction of the classics and molecular gastronomy bleed wallets…

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Manuela

When’s the last time your brunch plans included a chicken house and a 30-foot rose?…

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MACCHERONI REPUBLIC

Nearly four years ago, restaurateurs Antonio Tommasi and Jean Louis De Mori launched a new…

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The Chairman

“We started Chairman in San Francisco because back in 2008-2009 that food scene was very…

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Chimney Coffee House

Chimney Coffee House occupies an unassuming space in the hinterland of Chinatown.  East of the…

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P.O.V. SNACK SHOP

Everyone needs something from the convenient store whether it’s aspirin, soda, or wings.” Located inside…

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Shibumi

Enter the refined style of “kappo” dining: a front row seat to traditional Japanese cuisine…

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OFFICINE BRERA

From the moment you open the door to Officine Brera your eyes are ready to…

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LASA

Influenced by early Spanish colonization and Chinese merchants, the uniqueness of traditional Filipino food was…

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Comfort LA

We’ve all been there. An idea so simple, so right, that it’s hard to believe…

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Mex Peru Gipsy

The face of Los Angeles is always getting some kind of makeover. Every weekend, new…

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Birdies

It’s the simple pleasures that manage to bring together swaths of people from all walks…

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Orsa & Winston

Can fine dining be accessible? Maybe even cozy? Upon walking inside Orsa & Winston, all…

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Smorgasburg LA

By now, the accolades and testimonials have established Smorgasburg LA as a hit culinary platform…

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Miro

On the outside, miro is sleek and you could even say a bit sexy. Upon…

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Simbal

You’re a young chef from Los Angeles who has nurtured a solid culinary career in…

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THE ORIGINAL PANTRY CAFE

Your night may have started off slow as you took a vow to “take it…

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The Taste proves Filipino food has arrived

It’s true, Angelenos love to eat so there’s no surprise that we’re always looking for…

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FYF Fest: Food

Live music makes us feel alive, but it also makes us feel dangerously hungry after…

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Chicas Tacos

In a parking lot between two nondescript, vaguely Art Deco buildings, a cheery neon sign…

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Au Lac

Back in 1997, when Mai Nguyen officially opened the doors of Viet-vegan concept Au Lac,…

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The Fruit of Downtown

Mayo-dipped elotes, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, al pastor tacos, fresh blue corn quesadillas — just a…

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Crispy Orange Chicken Sandwich

Sometimes East meets West in the most glorious of ways. Golden Boys Chinese, newest pop…

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Bringing Heat to the Kitchen

Downtown LA’s favorite one-stop health and wellness center has unveiled a brand new plant based…

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GUERO’S COCINA MEXICANA

When you walk into Guero’s Cocina Mexicana, you’re walking into Gerardo Elizalde’s home. You’re meeting…

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Redbird

Redbird

To sit and talk with Chef Neal Fraser about his culinary gem — the lauded…

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HOWLIN’ RAY’S

Like all good tales, it started with revenge. A scorned lover decided to teach her…

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GRAND CENTRAL MARKET SUMMER NIGHTS

This summer, Grand Central Market will be hosting #GCMSummerNights to celebrate every night of Summer…

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Madame Monsieur

An early day ritual is a grounding, meditative practice; one that provides a welcome respite…

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MEXICALI TACO & CO.

Setting out to find a go-to taco shop in this city is like setting out…

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KNEAD & CO.

She’s known by many names — nonna, abuela, lola, oma and so on. She’s your…

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Gill’s

A sun bleached sign stands outside the Stillwell Hotel enticing passersby to partake in an…

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First Thursdays

It happens in the blink of an eye. As the last golden hues linger in…

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Spread MEDITERRANEAN KITCHEN

High-end meets low fuss. It’s the alluring siren call of the burgeoning new “fine-casual” dining…

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Uncle John’s Cafe

Uncle John’s Cafe serves a plate full of WTF. This Chinese-American diner proudly concocts righteous…

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Bombo

A massive line snakes around the Broadway side of the Grand Central Market. Faces are…

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Poppy + Rose

In the heart of the Flower District, an unexpected aroma wafts in the air, and…

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Briks

The Briks

If you’ve never heard a punk rocker gush about the miraculous power of love, you’ve…

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Unit 120

Alvin Cailan is sitting at his office, which is to say he’s sitting at one…

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Prufrock

Prufrock Pizzeria

It starts off slow — a rolling purr that resonates beneath layers of clothing and…

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Otium

Otium

Last December, Downtown’s historical neighborhood of Bunker Hill was treated with Chef Timothy Hollingsworth’s latest…

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Nick’s Cafe

It’s Monday morning and there’s barely a seat available inside Nick’s Cafe. Located in Chinatown,…

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SanSuiTei

San Sui Tei

Walk in and you’ll notice an open kitchen situated just a few feet away from…

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Le Petit Paris

“Woah.” It’s the word that’s muttered under the breath of all who walk in. Glittering…

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Pok Pok LA

A year ago, Pok Pok Phat Thai — the brainchild of America’s culinary darling Andy…

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Zinc Cafe

Coffee, toast, eggs. Three simple staples. That’s what John Secretan, owner of Zinc Cafe &…

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Bestia

Service at Bestia is less than 4 hours away and Christina Raptis is on the…

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Eat Drink Americano

A warm 4 o’clock sun streams through the blinds of Eat Drink Americano like it’s…

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Burgerlords

Say no to the fried egg and skip the bacon marmalade; it’s just you, the…

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Pitchoun!

It’s been half a year now since Pitchoun Bakery and Café opened its doors across…

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Osso

“Restaurant owners are not cool,” grins Akira Akuto, one of the two chefs at Osso.…

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LAS MORELIANAS

Shards of pork leap into the air as a butcher knife strikes into its tender…

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Pizzanista!

Much like a good man, a good slice is hard to find. . . in…

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Clifton’s Cafeteria

At the height of the Great Depression, Clifton’s Cafeteria was born with the greater good…

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Daily Dose Cafe

Within the bustling, industrial grid of Downtown LA’s east side lies a haven from 18-wheeled…

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Badmaash

“You say Badmaash however you want to say Badmaash . . . and now you’ve…

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Factory Kitchen

“I want them to feel in Italy for a second,” says The Factory Kitchen’s CEO…

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Peking Tavern

We like authenticity. We like hole-in-the-walls, mom and pop shops. We like the old-world, the…

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Rice Bar

Sometimes rice is just a fixin’ that sits on the sidelines waiting to be scooped…

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Tabachines Cocina

Consuelo Alvarado is not a restaurateur, nor a chef. Professionally, she’s in it for construction…

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Artesana Popsicles

Summer downtown—the sidewalks are on fire and just the walk from office to the coffee…

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Madcapra

Take a seat at Madcapra’s marble countertop, lean forward and you’re in their kitchen —…

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Woodspoon

After long, hot days under the South American sun, friends and neighbors would gather outside…

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Fisherman’s Outlet

This isn’t a date place nor is it a place to impress clients. This is…

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Auntie Em’s Kitchenette

New comers from the land of Eagle Rock, Auntie Em’s Kitchenette graces the Historic Core…

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Bronzed Aussie

Just two years since Samantha Bryan, a native Australian, opened up The Bronzed Aussie, the…

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Guisados

Home style braises of stewed meat, chiles and spices ooze over fluffy scrambled eggs and…

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Grand Central Market

The Grand Central Market is a hub for good eats. Latin vendors from the past…

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The Black Sheep

   With the fancy Mignon Wine and Cheese Bar on one side and the age-old…

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Gelateria Uli

Cold, velvety and exotic, it only takes one spoonful to send shivers across taste buds…

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Shojin

Tucked away on the third floor of an indoor mall in Little Tokyo is Shojin,…

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Golden Dragon

  Eating dim sum takes a bit of mental preparedness. It’s loud, it’s chaotic, it’s…

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Marugame Monzo

Marugame Monzo sits coolly in the shadow of the day’s completed lunch rush in Little…

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The Little Jewel of New Orleans

The Little Jewel of New Orleans is a regional deli and grocer located in the…

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The Oyster Gourmet

The Oyster Gourmet is a wooden, nautical-like shell that makes Robinson Crusoe relevant again. Christophe…

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Urban Radish

Urban Radish is an epicurean mecca of the Art’s District. Within an 8,000 square foot…

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Hero Shop

A concept by chef Eric Park and Jonathan Kim, the team behind Silver Lake’s Black…

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The Pie Hole

Pie, like Thanksgiving, is a moveable feast. It’s formidable for a baked good, able to…

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Peddler’s Creamery

As you walk into Peddler’s Creamery on 5th and Main for a scoop of ice cream,…

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KAZU NORI

Quietly taking a sheet of seaweed paper in one hand and some rice in the…

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Wexler’s Deli

Having taken part in a so-called “Pastrami Palooza” food tour around Los Angeles this past…

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Phillipe the Original

While you won’t find James Dean’s red jacket hanging in the corner, or a Johnny…

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Nickel Diner

A traveling family of five sits at one of the booths at Nickel Diner on…

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Guerrilla Tacos

Parked outside of Blacktop Coffee in the Arts District sits a former renegade on wheels,…

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Eggslut

Los Angeles is a city known for great eats — and long waits. But even the most…

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Bread Lounge

A baker dressed in his all-white uniform pops out of the kitchen of the Bread…

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Modernica

“Keeping it relevant to the current population is fun and important,” says Jay Novak of…

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Hotbox

If you’ve ever been to a sauna the following might’ve kept you from going back:…

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Sleepless

Bedtime is for babies. Come party at Walt Disney Concert Hall for Sleepless: The Music…

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LINCOLN THE GREAT DANE

With four legs planted firmly on the ground, he stands tall and sturdy. His muscles…

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NEIHULÉ SALON

Never underestimate the incredible value of sincere and reliable customer service. As soon as you…

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FYF and Goldenvoice Bring Interpol to LA State Historic Park

The return of LA State Historic Park is bringing a lot more than grassy hills…

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AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY BALLET

Scintillating conversation, hands-on history lessons, and bottomless wine are most likely not what you picture…

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Voyager

It’s a refreshing experience to shop at a store in the Arts District that isn’t…

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SHOW + TELL

When you first walk in the door you’re greeted with a crisp, open space. You’ll…

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Nail Box

Nailbox Los Angeles isn’t your ordinary nail salon. With pink spa chairs, marble tables, copper…

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DOWNTOWN DANCE & MOVEMENT

No, running away from your problems doesn’t count as cardio. But dancing them away does…

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Eternally Even

For My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, recording the politically conscious Eternally Even and releasing…

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The Vortex Dome

A fifty-foot-wide industrial igloo sits within the Los Angeles Center Studio housing a secret enclave…

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The Well

In Downtown LA, it’s almost become the standard for nothing to be exactly what it…

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Concerts we’re looking forward to

Lapsley The Mayan | The Stocking Frame You should start getting used to this raspy,…

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HAUSER WIRTH & SCHIMMEL

A new complex, its exterior pristine-white and auspicious, has taken over nearly an entire block…

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AIRBNB OPEN

This month, our little corner of the city will host the largest festival of travel…

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Secret Walls x Downtown LA

Formerly in London, Tokyo, and Berlin the travelling illustration battle that’s been coined the ‘fight…

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A Day at the Museum(s)

It’s not often that world-class arts and cultural organizations open their doors to spotlight their…

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The Swedes take the Shrine

Seekers of the good life have always adored the Nordic states for their high quality…

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Pop Obscure Records

Technology-averse Millennials rejoice: lying among the unassuming establishments of Los Angeles Street is a place…

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Bradbury Building

It’s the year 1892 in Downtown Los Angeles, and the daunting, sea captain-turned-mining tycoon Lewis…

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Walka Walka Dog Walkers

“I want a dog, but I’m too busy” is a phrase often heard amongst our…

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The Good Liver

In Downtown, well-curated shops with highly ‘grammable goods are a dime a dozen. In fact,…

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Mast

The first stop of the Mast Chocolate Factory tour is an introduction to chocolate in…

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THE STRONGHOLD CLIMBING GYM

Walk into Stronghold Climbing Gym, and you may be in awe of the scene. What…

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TEG

For many aspiring fashion designers, Downtown LA is a tremendous resource built from a solid…

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City of Angels Boxing

It’s been said the answer to simplicity is subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.…

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Union Station’s Best

There’s an old, lost world, breathing its final breath out there, you know? A world…

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TEASE, IF YOU PLEASE!

A lot of souls have passed through the Globe Theatre. Since its opening over a…

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CINDY SHERMAN AT THE BROAD

Since the inception of the first permanent image in 1826, and the subsequent domination of…

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INNER-CITY ARTS

It’s easy to sound hyperbolic when explaining a place like Inner-City Arts. There’s a specialness…

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Give a Bike. Change a Life.

Give a Bike. Change a Life. It’s very simple, really. Never ones to shy away…

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Little Tokyo Concert Series

Get your festival fix this summer at the Little Tokyo Concert Series, which showcases gifted…

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Skingraft

An urban-fetish mix of Ishioka and McQueen, the world of Skingraft is a modern-primitive wasteland…

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Prey Taxidermy

Long considered a dusty, antiquated, and macabre craft, Allis Markham and her team at Prey…

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Eastern Columbia Building

During the past 21 issues, we’ve seen and covered a lot of Downtown. From City…

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MAMA Gallery

It is difficult today, amidst the seemingly endless arrival of sophisticated commercial enterprises, to imagine…

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Lethal Amounts

It all started with a tattoo. “I had no idea what I was going to…

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Caravan Book Store

Steps from the storied Millennium Biltmore Hotel exists an ode to the literary word. From…

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The Order

When Cole Seigel had a chance to save the beleaguered Crimson Unicorn Tattoo Parlor on…

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Hedley & Bennett

It seemed like a bit of fun at first. Ellen Bennett wanted to look good…

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Heath Satow Sculpture

Like stalagmites hidden in the wreckage of a capsized boat, Heath Satow’s sculptures stand as…

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Lucky Wheels

As transportation and infrastructure in LA becomes a more contentious conversation by the day, the…

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MOCA Store

“This is a place where you can touch stuff,” says Kim O’Grady, Director of Retail…

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Adele at The Broad

Very few people can make hearts flutter and hair raise with a single note. Now,…

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Sneak Peek

Last week we were given an exclusive sneak-peek at 71Above’s new space atop the US…

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The Smell

The raw sounds of a young band tuning their instruments on stage begins, as a…

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Austere

Austere is very orderly, and unequivocally Scandinavian. Not exclusively a shop nor gallery, what hits…

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Caveman Vintage Music

Every morning before work, Eric Stollsteimer wakes up with his wife, makes a pot of…

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Ace Hotel

When Ace Hotel took residence in the historic United Artists Theatre and office buildings on…

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Skid Row Housing Trust

Despite Downtown’s unprecedented boom, Skid Row has been the one constant that represents our economy’s,…

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Andrew Bain

At 37, Andrew Bain has traveled the world as a professional French Horn player since…

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Formerly Yes

About a block south of Ace Hotel is Downtown’s newest neighbor — the carefully curated…

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Prism DJs

It’s lunchtime at Wurstkuche and the German eatery is packed with diners. At the bar,…

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Grand Ave Arts: All Access

A historic day for DTLA, as all 11 partners of the Grand Ave Arts will…

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HALLOWEEEN

  CreepLA  718 E Jackson St. — www.creepla.com Set in an abandoned warehouse, CreepLA provides a…

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Low End Theory

Nestled in the heart of the Arts District is the alternative music label and distributor,…

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Bob Baker Marionette Theater

A white, windowless building armed with barbed wire is nestled between dusty parked cars and…

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Farmacia y Botanica Million Dollar

At Broadway and 3rd you’ll spot a corner pharmacy that’s got one foot in Downtown…

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Chelsea Wolfe

I had the opportunity to chat with Chelsea Wolfe over cocktails at Sonny’s Hideaway, about…

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Matthew Barney at MOCA

Videography by Havens Creative This month The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will launch it’s most…

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The Blue Room

Downtown is home to three of the most storied, prestigious, and exclusive private clubs in…

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Howard Griffin Gallery

Walking through Downtown’s Gallery Row you’ll encounter plenty of beautifully curated galleries. Some will gently…

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Electric Dusk Drive-In

Everyday in the life of your car seems the same. Mornings, your car trundles down…

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These Days

The intersection at Los Angeles and Winston feeds you visual slices of downtown’s gnawing grit…

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Fort

In an outer vein of downtown, one that has yet to be fully pumped with…

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East Side Moto Babes

The East Side Moto Babes, an all-female motorcycle club, are not trailblazers. “Women have always…

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Type Downtown

Sonny Mouneu understands paint. “I started off painting motorcycles, doing custom paint on Harleys and…

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Hughes Estate Sales

The Arts District is a vibrant nest of businesses catering to a culture of weekenders.…

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Onizuka Tattoo

Like most of downtown’s treasures, Onizuka Tattoo doesn’t boast. The shop is nondescript, tucked in…

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Pskaufman Footwear

Pskaufman shoes will bring an end to many a sole-searching–their philosophy is that their shoes…

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Rotelli Cyclery

Entering Rotelli Cyclery is like stepping into a two-wheeled treasure chest. Bike designs inspired by…

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Olde Good Things

Olde Good Things is an architectural antique store located near the industrial end of downtown,…

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Tease If You Please

It’s a Friday night – you’re dressed to the nines and you search through two…

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The Regent Theatre

When Mitchell Frank was looking for a theatre venue in 2006, the landscape of downtown,…

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Jack’s Wholesale

Behold a Promise Land for a craving sweet tooth, a super warehouse to challenge all…

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Alchemy Works

Each experience at Alchemy Works renders a unique encounter with the merchandise at hand. While…

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Artists & Fleas

There’s an attractive crowd spilling onto the sidewalk in front of an old truck service…

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Christian Thomas

Christian Thomas sits in a low armchair in his loft while his three-year-old daughter playfully…

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LA Depicted

Public transportation is not Downtown’s strong suit. While we have buses and a metro system,…

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Lot, Stock & Barrel

Lot, Stock and Barrel is a rad uncle’s closet. From vintage concert t-shirts to letterman…

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A Drone’s Eye View of Downtown Los Angeles

A city once in ruin and now in renaissance, Downtown Los Angeles welcomes all to…

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An Art Colony Shaped

Peering out Me Like Clay’s fifth story studio one sees views of Downtown LA’s industrial…

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The Last Bookstore

A young man wanders through the aisles of the second floor of The Last Bookstore,…

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Downtown’s Demographics

52,400 DOWNTOWNERS 5,000 Apartments underway. Lock in the deals. 44% Vacancy – We saved you…

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Hello Kitty Con 2014

Happy Birthday, Hello Kitty. There are hobbies and then there are obsessions. Hiking a few…

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LA Depicted: Blade Runner

There is much to surrender to the imagination when it comes to science fiction movies,…

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LA’s Original Flower Market

Hidden within the bustling concrete jungle of Downtown blooms a rainbow-bright urban oasis — the…

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Tanner Goods

This is not the typical leather goods shop, selling clothes for Wyatt Earp, and smelling…

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