Party Earth Review Despite a décor so classic and sophisticated that it was chosen as a setting for the show Mad Men, Broadway Bar doesn't shy away from getting down and dirty on the weekends. Rowdy frat boys – oddly juxtaposed against the... ... read full review
830 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Red Line: 7th Street/Metro Center; Purple Line: 7th Street/Metro Center
Tu–F 5pm–2am, Sa 8pm–2am
Downtown, Los Angeles –
Despite a décor so classic and sophisticated that it was chosen as a setting for the show Mad Men, Broadway Bar doesn't shy away from getting down and dirty on the weekends.
Rowdy frat boys – oddly juxtaposed against the elegant circular bar and chandeliers – clamor for the bartender’s attention as they vie for the affections of high-heeled co-eds perched on the leather barstools, while young professionals bump and grind with their conquests and their tequila to the DJ’s pounding mix of modern dance hits and vintage funk.
A balcony provides a place to take a breather, chat up a new acquaintance, and check out the mass of throbbing partiers below, while a downstairs patio attracts smokers and one-night hook-ups exchanging phone numbers.
Although patrons who prefer a mellower night out can stop in during the week to chat with laid-back locals, the real draw at Broadway Bar is the raucous weekend scene when the place is packed to the rafters with singles on the prowl.
Recent college grads, singles, and young professionals on weekends; laid-back downtown locals on weeknights, mostly 20s.
DJs spin Top 40, dance, alternative, 80s, 90s, and hip-hop Tuesdays through Saturdays. Theme nights include Jazz Tonic on Wednesdays, vintage reggae and soul on Broader Than Broadway on Thursdays, and Funkbeat on Fridays for old-school soul, funk, and 80s remixes. Frequent guest DJs.
Check www.213nightlifecalendar.com for schedule of theme nights, DJs, and special events.
Happy Hour Tu 5pm–2am, W–F 5–7pm. Parking lot next door.
Beer $6+, wine $6+/glass, cocktails $7+, shots $8. Parking $5–$20 depending on concerts at the Orpheum Theatre next door.
Smart casual on weeknights: nice tops and jeans. Dressier on weekends: club wear, jeans and heels, button-downs, stylish t-shirts. Dress code: no shorts, flip-flops, hoodies, baggy clothes, or athletic gear.
Thursdays for the Broader Than Broadway ladies’ night, or Fridays and Saturdays for a sexy singles scene.
Golden Gopher (417 West 8th Street) is only a short walk away and offers cheap, strong drinks and a rowdy crowd.