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A Night On the Town

Aerial shot of buildings in the city night

The Varnish

> If you’re in the mood for an intimate cocktail hour then this old-fashioned speakeasy just behind Cole’s bar is the place. Knock three times and slide up to the bar (or stake out a dark and moody booth). The perfect old fashioned awaits.


> The light up dance floor at this place sets the tone. It’s party-time Saturday Night Fever-style. The DJs here will take you back to the days when it was all about the disco. Just watch the hair!

The Ace

> We’re going straight up to the top… to the Upstairs Bar, that is. Check out the gorgeous views of downtown L.A. from high above the iconic Jesus Saves sign –- maybe even take a soak in the heated pool. It’s a great place to go after a concert in the Ace Theater on the ground floor, which with its ornate décor feels like the inside of a Spanish cathedral. Any way you slice it, the Ace is tops.

The Standard

> If you live in L.A. you’ve probably been to The Standard at some point. It's the boutique hotel where the pool party never stops. Their hip and high energy rooftop bar has been a party place for years, and now they’ve added a Biergarten under the High Line canopy (if your priorities are less cocktail-oriented). We have to tip our hat to the pioneers of the downtown scene.

The Nickle Diner

> After a night of tying one on, you might want to recharge with some old school comfort food. Look no further than The Nickel. After all, it’s the home of the maple bacon donut. Enough said.