If there is one thing all of us cannot resist, it is a delicious cocktail and a great happy hour. Luckily for our AVEN neighbors, your downtown Los Angeles luxury apartment is close to tons. Here are some of our favorites.

Cocktails at Hotel Figueroa

Just a few blocks away from AVEN is our favorite hotel, Hotel Figueroa. Inside you will find several areas open to the public. That includes dining either at their poolside restaurant Veranda or their Mediterranean restaurant Breva. But we are interested in their cocktails, and you have three bars to choose from.

Happy Hour at Bar Figueroa

First up is Bar FigueroaThis cocktail lounge will set the perfect mood with its Spanish colonial architecture as you sip on any one of their decadent cocktails. Speaking of, our favorites are the Picon Punch cocktail, the Cross of Gibraltar cocktail, and The Nightingale cocktail.


Next up is Rick’s, a tropical-inspired cocktail bar. A bit more of a lively vibe, the ambiance here is much like that of a two-story casbah-like setting. There are tons of comfortable seating areas and two fireplaces to stay warm. You also have a great view of their coffin-shaped pool. At Rick’s, you will find a great selection of rums and mezcals.

Happy Hour at Bar Alta

The good vibes keep on rolling over at Bar Alta. This unique cocktail bar in downtown Los Angeles may be one of our favorites. It is much more intimate than the ones listed above. Much like a speakeasy, it has a 26 seat bartender table and reservations are required. Our cocktails of choice here would have to be Jack’s Rose or the Boulevardier.

The Best Bars in DTLA for Happy Hour

Bar Ama

First up is Bar Ama who is serving up some incredible Tex Mex comfort food. A super casual vibe, you must sit at the bar to take advantage of their insane happy hour which includes $9 Margaritas, $5 micheladas, $4 Mexican beers and $9 wines.

Happy Hour at Bernadette’s

There is also the nostalgic, 70’s kitsch bar, Bernadette’s. And every day from 4 to 7 PM they offer $1 off all drafts, $2 off micheladas and house wines, and an $11 beer and sandwich combo.

Las Perlas

Last on this list is Las Perlas, the first Mezcal bar in the U.S. And on weeknights from 5 to 8 PM and weekends from 1 to 8 PM, they offer $5 draft cocktails such as margaritas, Palomas, Mexican mules. And be sure to order any one of their Mexican small plates to go along with your drink.

AVEN Resident Perk Drinks

We know that cocktails can be quite costly. That is where our resident perk program comes in! As far as drinks are concerned, get yourself a complimentary cocktail on your first visit to Barcito, 15% off a boba tea over at Little Fluffy Head, or a glass of complimentary champagne at The Burrow. To redeem any of these perks, all you have to do is show your RENTCafe app to the manager or waiter. And if you haven’t downloaded the app already, you can do that here.