The bars of Downtown Los Angeles are varied and exciting. Some have found creative ways of taking advantage of existing locations and turning them into something unexpected. Located inside a former power plant, The Edison has exposed brick walls and a 1920s vibe. The Crocker Club is in what was a classic bank building, and a big part of the charm is the club inside the safe-deposit vault. The speakeasy-style of watering hole is on the rise in DTLA. A great example is The Varnish, which is carefully hidden behind Cole’s, another claimant to the creation of the French dip sandwich. And if you’re hoping for a quality bite to eat along with your drink, the newly opened ERBar in the Arts District has a kitchen run by James Beard winner Matt Molina.
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