With its tall, mirrored columns and black-and-white décor, Pattern Bar is no stranger to a sophisticated aesthetic. Upon entrance, the dark ambience is perfectly complemented by soft natural light coming through the enormous windows and high ceilings. Located on the bustling corner of 9th Street and Spring Street, the bar resides in the epicenter of LA’s fashion district. Across the street sits The Cooper Building and The New Mart, which house the showrooms of everyone’s favorite clothing brands. A few blocks even further east, the manufacturing world comes to life. Every trim, fabric, button, and zipper you could ever think of has an entire store dedicated to it. Visit any day of the week, and you'll find yourself nestled amidst the style-inclined who like to enjoy an elevated cocktail and unwind after a long day of linesheets and buyers.
In 2011, Eduardo Castillo opened up Pattern Bar after falling in love with the corner it sits on. The bar’s menu offers Spanish-style sandwiches and tapas, but its most unique offering hails from Castillo’s roots—Venezuelan corn cakes, also known as arepas. The drinks are stiff concoctions that are appropriately named after only the most "haute" of design houses: the Dior, the McQueen, and the Balenciaga to name a few. The Chanel is a crowd favorite and includes reposado tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, cilantro, and jalapeno.
With the rapid development of downtown, there comes more opportunity for businesses. A.P.C., Acne, and Tanner Goods are all part of the recent retail movement and sit just around the corner from Pattern Bar. Take it from Jose, one of the bartenders who has been with the bar since its opening, "Each year gets better. This year has been amazing because of the many stores and restaurants that have popped up. Every week we have at least one customer who says they never knew we were here.”
The bar prides itself on its amazing sound system; a DJ spins each week from Thursday to Saturday. Come visit and treat yourself to a designer drink and hip tunes.