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Downtown Los Angeles has been working hard to spruce itself up to attract more residents and visitors. One result has been a renewed interest in the Downtown L.A. bar scene, which covers everything from dingy dives to rooftop roosts.

Dive bar Golden Gopher has craft beers, a jukebox, and vintage table-top video games. It also offers imbibers a little bit of history with every visit thanks to its still-valid 1905 liquor license that allows the spot to sell top-shelf liquor to-go.

Then there are high-up haunts like the Rooftop Bar at The Standard Downtown, as well as Perch, where folks flock to sip on cocktails while enjoying a bird's-eye view of the streets below.

For revelers who want to stay classy – but at ground-level – Library Bar prides itself as “the perfect escape from the Hollywood bar scene.”  Another chic option is Seven Grand, where mixologists create specialty concoctions from scratch.

Then there’s the thousands of USC students looking to kick back after a long day of studying. Those in the know frequent popular haunts like 901 Bar & Grill (“9-0”) and Traditions (“Traddies”).

Bars in Downtown Los Angeles draw a mix of loft-dwellers, professionals, hipsters, and students. While the grittier drinking holes usually have no wait, expect to stand in line at more upscale establishments.

Popular Downtown Bars

  • * Bar 107 20s / 30s / Budget-friendly
  • * Cole's Anything goes / Beer
  • * Far Bar 20s / 30s / Asian Food / Burgers

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