The Best Underground Bars in Downtown L.A.

Discover hidden bars beneath the streets

Discover LA


The Insider Guide to Downtown Los Angeles

“True to form. Hospitality. Damn good drinks. These are the essential ingredients to crafting a fine bar...”

la downtowner


This New Downtown Speakeasy is Prime First-Date Material

“All of the upsides of a modern speakeasy—artisanal swills, a mellow atmosphere, dark corners—without the routine hassles. Getting into an underground drinkery has never been so easy. If it’s a night of beer and shots you’re after, El Dorado has it, but you're really here for the inventive cocktails. The fact that none of the drinks arrive in elaborate glassware, involve hand-carved ice spheres or emit fog is a testament to El Dorado’s commitment to well-made, no-nonsense drinks. ”

time out los angeles


(Don't) Look Back in Anger: 2016 Was a Weird, Sad and Wonderful Year for L.A. Nightlife

la weekly


with a Legend

"...[I go to] El Dorado and Monty's because I have friends at those places."



El Dorado Bar Opens in Downtown LA

"...These cocktail masters work diligently to provide great service and the highest quality craft cocktails. They make their own bitters and syrups daily and have created a menu that features fun and delicious cocktails..."

happening in dtla


The 11 Best New Bars in Downtown

“..a gilded lounge steeped in 20th century decor and 21st century cocktails...If 12 taps of draft beer and a rotating list of signature and classic cocktails aren’t enough to entice you into the intoxicating time capsule, perhaps the generous happy hour that lasts until 10 p.m. on weekdays will. "

la downtown news


Historic Core’s
El Dorado Lofts Getting Fancy New Full Bar In The Basement

los angeles eater