Seven Grand is a local favorite Irish Whiskey Bar, set in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. It is the perfect place for some after work social interaction. The bar's familiar atmosphere is created by pool tables and dim lights. Enjoy sampling one of the many available whiskey brands while listening to live music with friends.
This is one of the best places in town to unwind and enjoy some live music. Opened in 2010, The Other Door has carved a niche for themselves with their artisan cocktails, draft beer and absinthe. Tipple on beers like the Old Rasputin, Delirium Tremens, Belhaven Scottish Ale and Milk Stout. Or try their fabulous concoctions such as French 75, Moorpark Michelada, Bathtub Martini and Singapore Sling. The fourth Sunday of every month is dedicated to absinthe lovers. From tasting flights to cocktails, this is the time to try this green, distilled beverage. Sway to the tunes of live bands or DJs who rock the stage regularly. Whether you are single or with a group, you can be sure of a pleasurable time at this watering hole.
Tony’s Darts Away is an eco-friendly bar that focuses on local drinks and food. They only serve craft Californian beer by the draught, and they have an especially long list of local beers. Along with their exceptional drink menu, Tony’s Darts Away also serves great cuisine focusing on local and organic food. Order a beers at their spacious, wood paneled bar then play a round at pool table or see if you can beat your friends at darts.
Step through the old fashioned swinging saloon doors and be amazed at how this bar truly captures the southwestern dive bar atmosphere. With sawdust on the floor, bull horns on the wall, plus a pool table and jukebox, Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill has an iconic western flair. Opened in 1939, this bar looks so perfectly southwestern it's often used as a filming location for commercials and TV shows. Stop by for a drink and enjoy a game on one of their several large TVs. They also have a great menu with terrific burgers.
Though the name of this restaurant is quite a mouthful, its philosophy is simple: good food and live entertainment. With all the ultra-trendy bars in L.A. for people under 40, it's good to find one where all ages are welcome, including those of the older set. Affordable appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and soups round out the menu at Joe's, but the real reason folks keep coming back for more is the live music every night. You won't hear some obscure punk band coming out of the speakers. Blues, Rockabilly, Country, Jazz, Swing, karaoke, and classic Rock and Roll are featured every day of the week through great local artists and bands, so be sure to make use of the smooth wooden dance floor.
If you want to watch that big game in total silence (and without fans of the opposing team around), you'd better find somewhere else. This place is a loud, fun, sports-loving guys' place to drink and yell. The three rooms are decorated with team pennants and beer ads. Besides the ubiquitous big screen TV, there's pool, darts and video games. Sundays during football season are predictably hopping. Go team!
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.
Las Perlas is a cheerful, Mexican themed bar, with colorful rabbit murals and a whimsical décor. The bar boasts an impressive selection of tequila and mescal served alongside a selection of local and international draft and bottled beers. If you are unsure of what to order then simply give the bartenders an idea of what you like and allow them to woo you with their expertise as they deftly put together a drink that is just right for you. Their signature cocktails are especially delicious with a touch of Mexican spice. With a jukebox, pool tables and outdoor seating, the bar attracts an eclectic and lively crowd throughout the week.
Sam's Hofsbrau is one of the most famous sports bar and club in Downtown. From its homemade pizzas to billiard tables, the club is known for being one of the best spots for dancing as well. Perfect for a bachelor party or a happening late night, Sam's has been featured in various magazines as one of the must-visit places for a great LA nightlife experience. Tarantino movies like Jackie Brown and Kill Bill 2 have been shot in this club apart from several other music videos.
Situated in Echo Park, The Short Stop is a dive bar, popular among the hipster and young crowd. Just a short walk away from the Dodgers Stadium, this bar is a favorite haunt of Dodgers fans. What is now a great place for dancing and a few drinks, this bar has a lot of exciting history to it. The lanterns and scattered decor added to the dimly lit interiors, give this place its unpretentious and fun vibe. With a free pool table and a jukebox, The Short Stop gets live and thumping after 10p. Enjoy cheap drinks, local craft beers and greasy pub grub, while you dance the night away.
Opened in 2005, Cha Cha Lounge is not your average dive bar- the ambiance is lively with loud music, quirky decor, a huge Willie Nelson cut out at the entrance, spacious old style booths, a bar counter with thatched roof, table tops with paintings and red lighting. The bar is quite popular among the locals and is generally packed on the weekends. Play a game of foosball with your buddies as you enjoy crafty cocktails, tequilas and beers. Don't be surprised if you spot Ryan Gosling or Kelly Osborne besides you- the place is popular among the celebs too. There is a little shop where you can pick up cool merchandise and souvenirs.