Located in the Historic Core district in downtown Los Angeles, Rhythm Room L.A. is a cozy lounge bar. They often host live jazz sessions that are put together by talent music bands. The bar’s menu includes pub grubs like burgers, pastas, fries and a lot more. They also serve a selection of cocktails, beers and wines. Several games like pool, darts, ping pong, chess and foosball are available here. Some games like pool needs prior reservation. This sophisticated venue also offers space to host events like parties, celebrations and gatherings.
This cozy Irish pub is a local favorite and is among the best places in town to unwind over a few pints. The Snug will warm you with its friendly service and cheap beer. Offering a vast range of craft beers on tap, tipple on your choice brand during happy hours or enjoy their drink specials. Those who love whiskey, their impressive selection will make you proud. Play a board game or a pinball, or watch your team in action on their television screens.
Alosta Brewing Co. is one of the most popular craft breweries of Ontario. Located in the heart of Covina, it is run by a team of brewing enthusiasts who have been churning out some delicious brews for a few decades. Some of their legendary brews include Saison Blue, oatmeal stout and Sally. Alosta also has to its credit some prestigious awards won at several national and regional-level events.
Rusty's Rhythm Club offers weekly swing dances weekly at the Elk's Lodge in the Playa Del Rey suburb of Los Angeles. All ages welcome and a full bar, Rusty's dances take place each Wednesday and the first Friday of the month. Beginners can partake in a quick 30 minute dance lesson at the beginning of the session, while seasoned dancers can brush up on their skills. All dances feature live music by local swing bands.
This casual eatery is famous for serving delicious breakfasts along with hot and cold beverages and alcoholic drinks. Open from morning to early evening hours of the day, the menu offers fresh salads, sandwiches, paninis, burgers, burritos, egg delicacies, sweets and more. A fresh coffee or a chai from their drink’s list go well with the food served here. Guests relish meals in the simple looking indoor dining space of this café. Located on the Santa Monica Boulevard, Eat this Café is a great choice for breakfast, brunch or a quick lunch.
Blind Barber is the venture of Adam Kirsch, Jeff Laub and Joshua Boyd. This barbershop plus bar has garnered a fan following that is just increasing with each passing day. While you can go for a trim, shave or a cut in the front room, it is the back room where all the action lies. This 1920s speakeasy inspired space complete with its dim lights and leather booths is where you can enjoy happy hours and listen to cool music.
You know that any club featuring bands called Vomit Bomb and The Pukers on the same night probably isn't a place to take the parents. The Smell is a small, bare-bones warehouse showcasing the best of underground art and music. The club name possibly derives from the musty aroma that hangs in the air as a result of many sweaty people jammed into such limited space, or perhaps it's a reference to the less-than-glamorous location. Leave your delicate sensibilities at home and enjoy fresh talent. Shows are for all ages, so alcohol isn't on the menu but vegan snacks and tea are!
The Five Star Bar is a rock music lover's escape from LA's bustling core. With its dark interior that's strewn with album art and lit with neon lights, the divey rock bar cuts back on frills but creates a perfect mood for an evening of headbanging. Five Star hosts a number of punk bands thus getting fans acquainted with talented musicians while cheap beers keep flowing. When the stage is empty, pool tournaments keep the crowd at their euphoric best. Please bring cash along as credit cards are not accepted.
This semi-secret bar is a laid-back, nighttime hangout with spacious interiors, a few pinball and arcade games, neon lighting, and plenty of 80s kitsch. The mismatched decor gives the space a retro vibe that is both familiar and exotic, with a simple selection of highball cocktails, beer tallboys and spirits to choose from behind the bar. Free from fancy frills and grandiose notions, the Slipper Clutch is a throwback bar that couldn't possibly be more authentic.
La Cita embodies downtown's hipper than thou-art gentrification at its best. While this place has been remodeled to include flashing red lights, kitschy tiki-lanterns, and walls covered in artwork, La Cita still prides itself to be a Mexican-themed hangout. You could call it a “dive-bar” or a “local-hot spot”, you could even consider it as a “dance club” because DJs spin the tune Monday through Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday check out the live music. But regardless of what label you attach to La Cita, it is the perfect place to get your fiesta on.
Mumford Brewing is a family owned and run, brewery and tap room located on Boyd Street, that serves up a selection of craft-beers. From pale ales to stouts, this brewery offers quite a variety. Try the Black Mamba or the Cascadian Ale. You can also sample a tasting paddle of all their beers available on tap. While they do not serve food here besides pretzels, patrons are encouraged to either order food from nearby restaurants or bring along their own snacks to eat.
King Eddy Saloon keeps it real. You won't find any fancy cocktails with exotic ingredients or a carefully curated wine list here, what you will find is an old school dive bar serving up cheap drinks in a casual, laid-back setting. Settle in with a beer, nod along to the music or play a round of darts with your buddies. The bar has a long history of staying true to its roots and has been serving Downtown LA since the prohibition era. A good place to enjoy a round of drinks and a casual night out with friends, especially if your expectations are realistically dialed back to dive bar mode. For details, visit the website.