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5 Places in DTLA to Party

Five young adults with blue and red coolers talk to woman in blue dress

Fall is here, and thanks to the still warm Southern California weather, no doubt comes the continuing party scene.

If you're in the market for an apartment for rent in Los Angeles CA, the downtown Atelier apartments are a serious consideration. With building features such as the boutique lobby (with 24-hour concierge service), expansive fitness center, yoga and spin studio, yoga terrace, and screening room to name a few—you will be living a life of luxury. As for personal amenities, enjoy the German hardwood-style floors, Italian cabinets, Bosch stainless steel appliances, and front loading washer and dryer, among others. We guarantee that the party will follow you inside and outside of these gorgeous downtown LA apartments.

Speaking of which, what are some great places to throw a good old-fashioned DTLA party? Read on to find out our top 5 choices that made the list.

1. The Edison

The Edison is a beautiful lounge and cocktail bar. Listening to throwback music and watching burlesque and aerial ring dancers, you’ll be immersed in a lounge atmosphere unlike no other. Veering from the traditional bar, enjoy excellent food and cocktails while buying a shot of absinth from the “absinth fairy” (Edison employee who goes around the lounge selling absinth shots). Cover charge is $10, with or without reservations, however military with ID gets in for free. Table reservations are $50; however, it is worth the extra coin. Sit with friends on couches or at the beautiful dining area, or on one of the private tables. With a long line out the door, we recommend to arrive at The Edison early. We promise it is worth the wait; be prepared to enter a whole new world once you and your friends walk through the doors.

2. Angel City Brewing

Slightly different from The Edison, Angel City Brewing is a notorious DTLA brewery. Providing top notch drinks—such as the Pilsner, Citrus Wheat, Social IPA, and more—the brewery is a great atmosphere for enjoying drinks with friends. Located in a warehouse, Angel City Brewing has two floors, with taps on the second floor opening up around 9 in the evening. Games are everywhere, so rest assured you will be entertained. Filled with lots of tables, comfy chairs, and bar seating, you will have lots of room and seating options to choose from. If you are hungry or want some quality beer food with your drinks, there are food trucks outside, which sell household classics like pizza, fries, and tater tots. Whether you come to enjoy a beer after work with co-workers or celebrate a birthday with friends on the weekend, Angel City Brewing is your go-to for a happy go lucky DTLA party scene.

3. Onyx Lounge

The Onyx Lounge is your neighborhood bar scene taken up a notch. Pumping hip hop, R&B, as well as classics like “Hit the Road Jack,” you’re bound to listen to a jam you like. Unlike The Edison, there is no cover charge to get in. Finding a table or seating is relatively easy, especially if you are more in the mood to sip on a drink than dance. If you are in the dancing mood, there is a dancing area where you can get your groove on and dance the night away with your friends. On top of this, the Onyx Lounge offers one of the best happy hours in DTLA: appetizers are 50% off.

4. The Varnish

Similar to Angel City Brewing, The Varnish is located in a refurbished storage room. Critically celebrated as a modern speakeasy, the lounge has a cozy and intimate atmosphere, perfect for sipping on a drink while mingling with family and friends. The staff is friendly and, with a simple and classic cocktail menu, you are bound to find an alcoholic beverage you’ll love. Overall, the space is well-proportioned, making those who get claustrophobic easily breathe a sigh of relief.

5. The Atelier Apartments

Last but not least, why not throw a DTLA party at your Atelier apartment? Take advantage of the party amenities it has to offer: private event lounge (with catering kitchen and terrace), resort style pool and cabanas, BBQ and game terrace (with a bocce court and fire pits), and more. Enjoy the DTLA view from the skyline terrace, and dip your feet into the splash pool, or lounge on the cabanas. For more private events, consider booking our private dining terrace. That way, you can enjoy your evening with friends and family not worrying about being interrupted. At Atelier, we can guarantee we have the party setting for you—whether you start or end the party here.

Final Thoughts About the DTLA Party Scene

  DTLA is one of the most thriving party hubs in Southern California. You know it as the place to spot celebrities and enjoy luxurious eateries over a good glass of red wine or some bubbly brew. For those who like more of a vintage style risqué scene, consider The Edison is the perfect cocktail lounge to take your friends on a night out on the town. If you like to enjoy your weekends conversing with friends over a hearty beer, then the Los Angeles Brewery is your go-to. Want to dance the night away with friends over some hip hop or R&B? The Onyx Lounge is perfect for you. Meanwhile, for those who enjoy a cozy atmosphere talking amongst family and friends, the Varnish is a great modern speakeasy. No matter whether you love a loud party scene or a cozy, intimate one, you can always bring the party back to the Atelier Apartments. Know of another lounge, bar, or brewery to take the party to? Leave a comment!

Thinking of Apartments for Rent in Los Angeles CA?

Why not consider the Atelier Apartments. From studio to penthouse, we know you’ll find a living space on one of the 33 floors that is perfect for you and your luxurious lifestyle. For more information about our amenities, floor plans, and location contact us.