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DTLA’s Go-To Spots

Bartender puts finishing touch on a red cocktail served up

Vibrant downtown affords the opportunity to revel in all the best indulgences, both conveniently and readily. From live entertainment to unique cocktails, your LA playground is home to a variety of post-work go-to’s.

Best craft cocktail:

The Varnish

Located in a renovated storage room in LA’s oldest public house, The Varnish specializes in a variety of meticulously constructed craft cocktails. Staffed with some of the city’s most elite mixologists, The Varnish turns drinks orders into works of art. Furthermore, “The Gibson” and “Stay Up Late” cocktails will become the gin drinker's new favorites. Plus it’s just a 10-minute walk from your home at Atelier.

Best live music:

Mrs. Fish

Longing for live music? You’ll not only discover an ideal acoustic environment at Mrs. Fish, but also a delightfully eccentric and unique ambiance with its 5,500-gallon suspended aquarium. Mrs. Fish is one of LA’s hottest new locations, sitting in the basement of the iconic Pershing Square building. Only open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, this architecturally stunning space is home to a variety of musical guests with genres ranging from rock & roll to soul to pop and funk.

Best happy hour:

Library Bar

Located walking distance from Atelier, Library Bar is one of the most happening happy hour spots downtown. Whether you’re winding down solo after work or meeting a date out, this cozy lounge setting offers up some swanky vibes. Offered weekdays from 3-7pm, Library Bar’s Happy Hour specials include $4 Pilsners and IPAs, $5 cosmos, margaritas, and of course their specialty Library Lemonades. Also, there's no need for books since we can assure you that there will be little studying and a whole lot of sipping.

Best Atmosphere:

Upstairs Bar at Ace Hotel

Rivaling every other atmosphere with its rooftop views, The Ace Hotel’s Upstairs Bar and Lounge is easily one of the poshest backdrops in DTLA. This sky-high urban oasis offers up unparalleled ambiance, divine menu options and a smattering of events every night of the week. We don’t doubt these vibes will remind you of why you chose Los Angeles as your home.