Beyond your AVEN luxury apartment is a city full of excitement. Our blog is here to give you all the insight on the good times ahead in DTLA. Outside of South Park, there is Historic Core with some of the most iconic DTLA bars and restaurants.

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DTLA Bars and Restaurants in Historic Core

Clifton’s Republic

There are a lot of unique and elegant spots in DTLA. Take for instance Clifton’s Republic. Located in a once landmark of Downtown’s bustling Broadway Street, Clifton’s Republic is a full five floors and a definite must stop when dining in the area. The first floor is a cafeteria called The Marketplace offering all sorts of comfort food. The above floors are filled with multiple dining nooks and bars each with their own theme. That includes The Monarch Bar which pays homage to California’s golden heritage and natural history.

And the excitement continues on the third floor with the elegant Brookdale where you can dine and dance the night away with handcrafted cocktails. Within the Clifton’s Cathedral Grove on the fourth floor is their Gothic Bar that includes “a magnificent shrine to the majesty of nature and mythology.” On the top floor of Clifton’s is Pacific Seas, an art deco tiki bar.


The geniuses behind Sugarfish also bring you KazuNori. Also known as the original hand roll bar, this petite sushi house is similar to Sugarfish where the menu is simple, fresh, and traditional. No California rolls are here but they have a delicious scallop and blue crab hand roll.

Grand Central Market

We’ve mentioned Grand Central Market a few times on the blog. But now, it is time to take a deep dive into all the places to get your grub on at Grand Central Market. Along with complimentary game nights and a great starting point for the monthly DTLA Artwalks, Grand Central Market vendors include:

  • Ana Maria
  • Belcampo Meat Co.
  • Bento Ya Japanese Cuisine
  • Berlin Currywurst
  • Chiles Secos
  • China Cafe
  • Clark Street Bread
  • District Market
  • Eggslut
  • McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream
  • And much, much more!


Last up is Buddy’s. This retro, 70’s inspired restaurant features some classic, all American food and for incredible prices. That includes $10 combo meals.

More DTLA Bars in Historic Core

Bar Mattachine

There is much to celebrate being that it is Pride month. Toast to this prideful month at Bar Mattachine, a classy gay bar with a chill vibe and very strong cocktails.

Weird Beers

Next on our list of DTLA bars is Weird Beers. More of a place to purchase beer, all you beer fanatics who prefer to pop open a cold one at your AVEN luxury apartment in downtown Los Angeles will love this place. This small storefront has a playful selection of craft beers and ciders available in larger bottles as well as four and six-packs.  


With this list, you have no excuse to explore. Now get out there and enjoy your city!