Top 10 Bars In Downtown L.A.
The unpretentious vibe at Villain's Tavern is pretty kick ass. Located off the beaten path in the Arts District, Villain's feels like an apothecary's hideout in the middle of nowhere. The massive arch of potion bottles is a trip, and the drinks are worthy of applause. Whether it's a simple whiskey soda or their grapefruit and jalapeño infused Greyhound, the bartenders know how to craft an elixir. 1356 Palmetto St.; (213) 613-0766
Colin Young-Wolff Cole's
And speaking of Cole's: Known for stellar Old Fashions and French Dip sandwiches, this restaurant/bar is a popular spot among locals. And unlike the majority of trendy bars that aim to look vintage, Cole's is authentic. The public house has operated since 1908, making it one of the oldest bars in all of L.A. Offering drink specials like an all day happy hour every Tuesday, bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary brunch on Sundays, it easily hits the mark. 118 E 6th St.; 213-622-4090
336 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA