Party Earth Review Dark, masculine, and sophisticated in the coolest sense of the word, Seven Grand is a whiskey-lover’s paradise that attracts an upscale clientele of both young professionals and artsy types looking to sample the... ... read full review
515 West 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Red Line: 7th Street/Metro Center; Purple Line: 7th Street/Metro Center
M–W, Sa 5pm–2am, Th–F 4pm–2am, Su 7pm–2am
Downtown, Los Angeles –
Dark, masculine, and sophisticated in the coolest sense of the word, Seven Grand is a whiskey-lover’s paradise that attracts an upscale clientele of both young professionals and artsy types looking to sample the almost three hundred top-shelf whiskeys on offer.
Decked out like a high-end hunting lodge, the space features a dark-wood décor punctuated by stuffed elk and jackalope heads, which obligingly hold miniature crystal chandeliers in their mouths to cast an ambient glow on the tufted leather banquettes below.
While some patrons meet up for a friendly game of pool or kick back in the balcony booths to puff away on their Maker’s Mark cigars, most of the hip downtowners line up at the impressive carved walnut bar to get their whiskey fix taken care of by knowledgeable mixologists who are ready and willing to serve up the dark stuff neat, on the rocks, in an Old Fashioned, or as a sour.
Laid back and mellow earlier in the evening when the after-work crowd gathers around the pub tables to unwind, Seven Grand livens up considerably as the night wears on, the crowd grows to standing room only, and heads bobbing to live jazz or jukebox tunes, loosened ties, and flirty glances attest to the powers of excellent whiskey.
Young professionals, artist types, affluent USC grads, whiskey lovers, and hip downtown denizens, 20s to 40s.
Live jazz and blues bands on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10pm. Pool tables. Jukebox selections include everything from Otis Redding to LCD Soundsystem.
Happy Hour (or Saloon Specials in Seven Grand terms) M–W 5–7pm, Th–F 4–7pm, and all night on Sundays.
Beer $5–$8, cocktails $10+.
Button-downs or polo shirts with nice jeans on guys, blouses and jeans or trendy dresses for women. Dress code: no shorts, flip-flops, baseball hats, athletic wear, or overly baggy clothing allowed.
Friday and Saturday nights after 10pm for the biggest out-the-door crowds.
Bottega Louie (700 South Grand Avenue) is right across the street, perfect for a bite to eat before drinks at Seven Grand.