Most people immediately think of Hollywood when they think nightlife in LA, but locals know that DTLA has some of the coolest clubs and bars in Los Angeles. Whether you’re looking for mellow drinks to catch up with friends, a dance-all-night club experience, or a romantic date spot — DTLA has it all. Here are some of our favorites for any occasion!
The Edison captures the history of DTLA with its uniquely gritty industrial backdrop. What was once the Edison power plant is now an elegant 1920s themed subterranean lounge and club. Perfect for a romantic rendezvous or cocktails amongst friends!
The Ace is one of the newer additions to DTLA, and has quickly become a hip go-to the Angeleno in-crowd. The rooftop bar views are stunning, the digs are cool, and there’s even a pool on one side where you can swim day and night. It’s a great place to meet friends for drinks and listen to some great music.
The view to end all views! Perch is an incredible two-level rooftop bar and restaurant with unbeatable views over Pershing Square and the rest of DTLA. Patrons enjoy live music in the evenings during the dinner hour, and can head upstairs to the very top of the roof for an outdoor bar. The surroundings are absolutely stunning from every angle, and the craft cocktails make it even better!
If you like to dance, you’ll love La Cita. While it’s more of a dive bar, this spot has a great down-to-earth feel to get you comfortable and moving your hips. This Latin dance club is right next door to the famed Grand Central Market in the center of DTLA, and you’ll often find some very cool up-and-coming DJs playing sets here!
Angel City Brewery
For a beer and games, Angel City Brewery is the place to be. This art-deco inspired warehouse space is an Angeleno favorite for chill weekend vibes on the town. They have shuffleboard, board games, cornhole and more to keep you entertained any night of the week! On weekends you can catch some of LA’s best food trucks in the front lot!
Ready to hit the town? Cheers!