The Falls

Bar / Lounge
The Falls Situated in the middle of the Downtown Arts District, The Falls is a cozy, nature-themed haunt that attracts a clientele of laid-back professionals and fashion conscious denizens of Downtown LA. Los Angeles United States 34.0452403 -118.2514014
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The Falls - Bar | Lounge in Los Angeles.
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Party Earth Review Situated in the middle of the Downtown Arts District, The Falls is a cozy, nature-themed haunt that attracts a clientele of laid-back professionals and fashion-conscious denizens of Downtown L.A. Once past the carved... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–W, Sa–Su 8pm–2am, Th–F 5pm–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Falls Review

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Situated in the middle of the Downtown Arts District, The Falls is a cozy, nature-themed haunt that attracts a clientele of laid-back professionals and fashion conscious denizens of Downtown LA.

Situated in the middle of the Downtown Arts District, The Falls is a cozy, nature-themed haunt that attracts a clientele of laid-back professionals and fashion-conscious denizens of Downtown L.A.

Once past the carved wood door, patrons will find a one-room lounge with a quirky décor full of conversation pieces, from the gold tree-trunk tables and crystal tube chandeliers to a wall that resembles a wood pile and a signature sculpture/digital waterfall that gives the bar its name.

Tastefully understated yet stylish yuppies arrive in throngs to chat over specialty cocktails with names like Satan’s Whiskers, while well-dressed average Joes check their fragmented reflections in the mirror-tile ceiling before flirting with office gals perched on high stools at the stone-backed bar.

A pair of inset booths offer space for groups to hang out in the amber glow of artistic globe lamps, whose light is reflected in the graphic metal stencil pattern that makes up the unique 2D wall covering.

Known as the “happy sister” of The Woods, The Falls maintains an easygoing, low-key atmosphere perfect for social butterflies looking for good drinks and friendly company.

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Tip from Emma:

A $5 beer and a shot on the Happy Hour menu? Why yes, The Falls, I will take a Guinness and a Jameson’s.

  • Crowd

    Fashionable downtown locals and laid-back young professionals, 20s and 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Nightly DJs spin a mix of rock, soul, indie, 80s, and electronic Tu–Sa from 10pm. Otherwise, ambient music from oldies to classic rock and underground dance.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Trail mix snacks at the bar. Happy Hour M–F 5–8pm.

  • Prices

    Beer $6–$8, wine $6–$8, cocktails $10, mixed drinks $8–$10, shots $8–$10.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual chic to trendy: guys in button downs, flannels, and jeans, and girls in jeans and heels or casual dresses.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Fridays and Saturdays for a solid weekend crowd.

  • Close By

    A couple blocks north on Spring Street is Top Chef winner Ilan Hall’s eclectic downtown restaurant The Gorbals (501 South Spring Street), which offers an incredibly diverse menu that simply has to be seen – or eaten – to be believed.

The Falls User Reviews

Average rating:
There are better bars RIGHT THERE
Nikki L. Nov 30, 2012
There's nothing wrong with The Falls. But there's nothing outstanding about it, either. Pretty typical downtown spot, unfortunately located right next to Exchange -- one of the most irritating spots in not just downtown, but the whole of Los Angeles. Thankfully, the two have pretty different target demographics, so they stay pretty independent. I agree with other posts. The bar itself is the definition of mediocre. The drinks are fine, but just a bit overpriced. The bartenders aren't snarky, but they're not especially friendly either. The layout is as simple as it gets, and the decor really adds nothing to the experience. It's not really worth going to unless something mysterious happens to all the other bars in the immediate vicinity. (Las Perlas or Seven Grand, anyone?)
Mediocre Bar In a Great Area
Dan K. Oct 31, 2012
The title says it all...this bar is simply mediocre. They have good drinks, but nothing special, and the prices are average. There isn't much to point out about this bar other than 2 key factors (one good, one bad). The Good: This bar is located in a great area. There are quite a few great bars located within a 3 block radius. The Falls is specifically located right next door to Spring Street Bar (although its small, it has a great crowd, and an amazing selection of beer). The location of this bar is a huge plus...it makes for a decent stop when bar hopping. The Bad: The Falls is pretty darn small. There isn't too much room to navigate around and the bar is always pretty crowded, making it pretty difficult to order a drink.
LOVE IT !
Candy H. Oct 4, 2012
I celebrated my birthday here and believe me I had a GREAT time . I was able to reserve a booth for all my friends. Best of all it was free to reserve . The security at the door was very friendly .We did have a few hiccups with the orders but nothing to bad . The drinks were good and the prices were fair . I don't remember to much from this night as I mentioned before I had a great time. Parking was an issue for me because we had to park two blocks away from the bar and well if your not used to walking with heels you better find something a lot closer . Overall I thought the place was fun I loved the music and the clean environment . Some of my friends really liked it which I loved .
Squeeze Me Please
Victor H. Sep 18, 2012
Came to celebrate a friend's birthday and they managed to score one of the 3 or 4 large couches available. This was pretty cool since the place was crowded and it almost felt like a private room. So if you're able to score one, score one. With that being said I don't have much to say about this place as it didn't leave a lasting impression on me. As far as I'm concerned there's nothing special about it. It's just another bar. I do remember this place being very crowded you'd think they were serving free drinks. On the contrary their drinks are pricey and it takes a while to order after you've managed to weave your way to the bar. You're probably better off just ordering from the waiter.
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