With summer temps heating up here in Downtown LA, that means one thing: time for some patio dining! Luckily for us, patio dining in The Financial District is abundant and aplenty. We decided to round up some our go to’s for Financial District’s outdoor bars, outdoor patios and restaurants here in our Financial District for Downtown. Read on, and let’s get out!
Casey’s Irish Pub
Originally built in 1916 as a general store and Turkish bath house, Casey’s Irish Pub opened in 1969 before being annexed into Cedd Moses’ 213 Hospitality group in 2007, Casey’s is an underground pub set in one of Central Downtown Los Angeles’ only single-story buildings, and serves a variety of purposes; acting as a restaurant by day and a casual bar spot at night.
The 10,000-square-foot space is surrounded by photos of athletes and features an outdoor patio, a dart room, billiards, ping-pong, multiple TVs, and, of course, a fantastic patio setting . In addition, its performance stage offers live entertainment such as musical performances, comedy routines, and trivia, too!
For a truly unique experience and outdoor patio dining in The Financial District, we recommend Border Grill. Famous for their “Modern Mexican” flare and patio weekend brunch (bottomless mimosas, anyone?) Border Grill Downtown LA also hosts several entertainment nights like their popular Red Light Lounge with Happy Hour and live DJ sets most evenings.
Bunker Hill Bar and Grill
With locations popping up throughout SoCal, we feel a bit biased as we’ve been fans of the first Bunker Hill Bar and Grill on West 5th since the beginning. A perfect place to kick back on their terrace after work with a cocktail and small plate, Bunker Hill Bar and Grill hosts a great Happy hour 5 days a week (Monday through Friday) from 3pm to 6pm.
Chaya is easily one of the best Japanese restaurants in Downtown LA and The Financial District. You will definitely want to soak in the sights and have a drink (or two) on their patio as you prepare to try their infamous dish: The Puffer Fish. The pufferfish—a.k.a. fugu or 河豚 in Japanese—is one of the deadliest fish out there, and it’s not often that you sit down to eat a poisonous creature! With its toxic bits removed, however, fugu is a delicacy in Japan. Rumors abound that some aficionados keep a little poison intact because it makes the eater’s lips tingle when they consume it. Do you dare try it? We think so!
Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, pizza or a glass of wine that strikes your fancy, you are guaranteed to find an incredible bite and libation at Bottega Louie, another great choice for your outdoor dining pleasures in The Financial District. Word of advice? Make sure to get some macaroons for your dessert!