Neighborhood

Above It All

From rooftop bars overlooking the entire city to the STAPLES Center and LA Live, living at AVEN gives you access to the best of Downtown Los Angeles. Celebrate your weekends at rooftops bars like the Upstairs Bar at the Ace Hotel or take a stroll over to Grand Hope Park for some fresh air. The opportunities for an excellent dining experience are endless with Water Grill and Katsuya only a few blocks away from AVEN.

Need to take a lunch break during the week? On Wednesdays, you can head over to the Pershing Square Farmers Market. And don’t forget, at AVEN, you are close to all sorts of specialized fitness studios including Speedplay and Soulcycle. Whether it is fine dining or getting your sweat on, living at AVEN allows you to have it all blocks away from home. So give your car a rest, strap on your freshest pair of sneakers, and get ready to explore what’s around the corner from AVEN.

Local Area

Bars

Hyde Lounge at STAPLES Center

Classic & creative cocktails offered in a sophisticated, urban environment at the Staples Center.

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Crane’s Downtown Bar

Intimate saloon in a former bank vault serving its beverages in an atmospheric setting.

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The Pacific Seas

Decked out in everything tiki, a hidden bar for famous drinks like mai tais & Singapore Slings.

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The Falls

Hip lounge with a '70s-glam feel boasts seasonal cocktails, music nights & an extended happy hour.

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Seven Grand

Stylish watering hole with hunting lodge decor, old-school cocktails & a massive whiskey selection.

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Caña Rum Bar

Rum is the star spirit at this sleek indoor-outdoor bar where an annual membership fee is required.

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Mezcalero

Mexican Cocktail Bar in DTLA

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Mikkeller DTLA

A famed brewer's industrial-cool bar offers rare tap & bottled beers alongside upscale pub grub.

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Pattern Bar

Drinks named for designers & vintage sewing machines as decor give this lounge a fashionable vibe.

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Honeycut

Slick nightspot featuring creative cocktails, DJ mixes & a nostalgic disco with multicolored floors.

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Library Bar

Handcrafted cocktails & gastropub bites in a cozy setting with book-lined walls & leather couches.

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Coffee Shops

Il Caffè

LA outpost of a Swedish coffee shop offering espresso drinks & sandwiches in a sleek setting.

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Birdies

Hip black-&-white coffee shop also dishing up fried chicken sandwiches & inventively topped donuts.

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Cognoscenti Coffee

Espressos, teas & specialty pour-over coffees are the draw at this modern cafe with lots of light.

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Philz Coffee

Laid-back chain specializes in custom-blended coffees, plus teas, specialty drinks & pastries.

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Verve Coffee

Local chain serving raw juices, wheatgrass shots, shakes & more in a contemporary setting.

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Andante Coffee

Good people, knowledgable staff, and impeccable coffee make this small coffee house a place you need to visit.

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Tierra Mia Coffee

Tierra Mia Coffee Company is a specialty coffee retailer and roaster that operates thirteen retail locations in California, United States. The company opened its first coffeehouse in March 2008 in the city of South Gate at the intersection of Firestone Boulevard and Atlantic Boulevard.

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Education

USC

Founded in 1880, this private research school is known for journalism, cinematic arts & medicine.

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FIDM

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is a for-profit college in California. It offers courses in fashion,

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Entertainment

The Teragram Ballroom

General admission-only live-music venue with multiple bars presenting big-name rock & indie bands.

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The Novo

Multilevel, intimate 2,300-seat concert venue showcases a variety of music acts.

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Mark Taper Forum

Tony Award-winning theater with an iconic round design, intimate staging & groundbreaking plays.

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Escape Room LA

A live-action adventure where you’ll race to solve clues and puzzles and escape before your time runs out.

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United Artists Theatre

Live music venue located in the Ace Hotel.

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Tower Theatre

Opulent 1927 movie palace & historic landmark hosting public events & film productions.

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The Mayan

Lavish Mayan decor, pulsing eclectic beats & lucha libre matches at this tri-level dance club.

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STAPLES Center

Large arena showcasing concerts and sports games including the LA Lakers, Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks, and the Los Angeles Kings.

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The Orpheum Theatre

Theater, film, concerts & more in a historic, opulent venue with a storied Wurlitzer organ.

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Microsoft Theater

Midsize live music venue & site of major awards shows with classy decor, luxury boxes & bars.

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Lucky Strike

Mod bowling spot offering many lanes, a lounge, dancing & regular DJs, with a 21+ policy at night.

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Los Angeles Theatre

A dazzling, French baroque-style movie palace from 1931, preserved & available for special events.

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LA Live

Old-school movie palace hosting music concerts & dance party nights in an elegant interior.

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Los Angeles Convention Center

High-tech facility featuring glass pavilions, an art-filled lobby & extensive exhibit hall space.

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Globe Theatre

Old-school movie palace hosting music concerts & dance party nights in an elegant interior.

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The Belasco Theater

This spacious theater with elaborate décor patterns is a historic landmark of DTLA and his known for hosting all sorts of concerts, nightlife events & private functions.

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Château Shatto

A small contemporary art gallery featuring artists from all over the world.

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Fitness

Planet Fitness

Tons of cardio and strength equipment. Unlimited fitness training. Super friendly staff. And the home of the Judgement Free Zone®. All just $10 a month.

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The Bar Method

The Bar Method Downtown LA is a boutique fitness studio offering barre classes for students of all levels. The signature method uses your own body weight, the ballet barre and a few props to create a transformative workout that results in long, lean sculpted muscles.

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PILATES + DTLA

Studio offering Pilates Plus on Megaformer machines, plus indoor cycling classes.

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Gold’s Gym

Gold's Gym International, Inc. is an American chain of international co-ed fitness centers originally started by Joe Gold in Venice Beach, California.

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Sanctuary Fitness

Fitness studio offering HIIT classes & cycling classes on customized bikes with tracking technology.

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The Main Barre

Hip, loftlike fitness studio with barre & candlelit yoga classes, plus glute & ab workouts.

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Bikram Yoga Downtown LA

Bikram Yoga is The Original Hot Yoga that's been featured in the press and on television, famous for it's miraculous healing ability. It is a very specific 90 minute series of 26 yoga postures and breathing exercises taught in 105' heat.

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Trojan Crossfit

Trojan athletics is a crossfit box with olympic weighting, cardio and endurance classes.

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LA Boulders

This colorful choice for indoor bouldering also offers climbing classes & kids' camps.

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Speedplay

Urban-chic gym with high-intensity interval training on rowing machines & non-motorized treadmills.

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Soulcycle

SoulCycle has revolutionized indoor cycling and taken the world of fitness by storm. 45 minutes to take your journey. Change your body. Find your SOUL.

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Pure Barre

Pure Barre is a fitness studio in Los Angeles - Downtown CA utilizing the best barre technique in a high-intensity, low-impact, total body workout.

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Pilates Plus

Studio offering Pilates Plus on Megaformer machines, plus indoor cycling classes.

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Cross Fit 213

CrossFit 213 is Downtown Los Angeles' premier CrossFit gym. Located in Downtown LA's historic core, our program is adaptable to every individual's fitness.

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Club Pilates

Club Pilates provides premium, Reformer-based group Pilates classes, true to the original Method. Class sessions available at a variety of levels and times.

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Grocery Stores

Little Tokyo Marketplace

This grocery store stocks Asian foods & is known for its large & varied seafood department.

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Marukai Market

Japanese grocery store that imports Japanese goods of all sorts.

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Superior Grocers

Grocery store chain stocking tortillas, international foods, takeaway fare & more

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Urban Radish

Upscale grocery store with organic produce & artisanal cheeses, plus select sandwiches & craft beer.

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Whole Foods

Eco-minded chain with natural & organic grocery items, housewares & other products.

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Ralph’s

Local installment of chain grocery store offering all your food and beverage needs.

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Local Dining

Madame Monsieur

Cozy French counter serve offering morning baked goods & lunch fare, plus sidewalk seating.

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Wood Spoon

Stylish but simple Brazilian spot known for yuca fries & chicken pot pies paired with sangria.

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Umami Burger

Lively chain outpost serving elevated burgers & sides plus creative cocktails in a sleek space.

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Katsuya

Upscale signature sushi & Japanese eats plus creative drinks in chic Philippe Starck–designed space.

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Arashi Sushi

Bright spot for creative rolls, robata-yaki & other Japanese fare, plus lunch deals & happy hour.

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Faith + Flower

Vintage-inspired New American restaurant serving rustic dishes, raw-bar fare & craft cocktails.

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Terroni

A variety of creative Italian dishes anchors this trendy, dramatically appointed eatery & bar.

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Broken Spanish

Sophisticated Mexican dishes & cocktails offered in a sleek, glass-lined space with rustic details.

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The Stocking Frame

Upscale pub grub & craft cocktails served in a rustic-chic space with brick walls & a wood bar.

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Chicas Tacos

Unique twists on tacos, salads & aguas frescas in a corner shop with a funky outdoor dining space.

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Wild Living Foods

Vibrant counter-serve specializing in plant-based dishes, juices & dairy-free ice cream.

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Sweetgreen

Locavore-friendly counter-serve chain specializing in organic salads, soup & bowls.

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Sugarfish

Celebrated local sushi chain serving traditional rolls & sake in a chic, intimate space.

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Water Grill

Sophisticated seafood restaurant with extensive raw-bar options & a menu updated daily.

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Little Sister Downtown

Funky bistro with Singaporean shophouse feel, serving Euro-accented Asian eats, craft beers & wines.

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B.S. Taqueria

Bustling setting for zany taco combinations, including clam & lardo, for lunch & dinner.

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71Above

Luxe eatery, bar & lounge on the 71st floor for high-end modern American cuisine & panoramic views.

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The Urban Oven

Wood-fired pizzeria, the restaurant version of a very popular food truck in DTLA.

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Miro

Upstairs dining room for handmade pastas, charcuterie & wine & a high-end basement whiskey lounge.

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The Bunker Hill Bar & Grill

Global bar food comes with craft brews & house cocktails in a sleek modern room & big patio space.

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Cole’s French Dip

Landmark saloon known for French dip sandwiches & classic cocktails, plus hidden speakeasy in back.

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Testa

A corner bistro for Cal-Ital eats & craft cocktails, with a romantic patio out front.

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Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLA

Sakana Sushi Lounge is a Japanese restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles that offers creative cuisine in an elegant yet comfortable space.

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Preux & Proper

This bar & eatery with a patio serves New Orleans-inspired eats such as po' boys & hush puppies.

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Bottega Louie

Pizzas, pastas & small plates in a bright, bustling space, plus weekend brunch & macarons to-go.

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LA Café

Casual 24/7 counter-serve cafe offers breakfast, burgers & American eats, plus sidewalk seating.

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Perch

Glamorous rooftop setting with French small plates, handcrafted cocktails & grand views of the city.

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Parks & Recreation

James Irvine Japanese Garden at JACCC

This intimate, yet significant, green space was designed in the Zen tradition of the famous gardens of Kyoto. The garden features a 170’ cascading stream, a wide variety of plants, flowers and trees, handcrafted cedar bridges, a selection of stone lanterns and a hand washing fountain.

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Spring Street Park

Walking Paths, Benches, Grass Area

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Los Angeles State Historic Park

Los Angeles State Historic Park is a state park within the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Also known as the Cornfield, the former brownfield consists of a long open space between Spring Street and the tracks of the Metro Gold Line.

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Maguire Gardens

This urban park surrounding the Central Library features fountains, lawns & benches.

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Vista Hermosa Natural Park

Trails lead to picnic areas, grassy fields, a pond/waterfall, city view overlooks & a playground.

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Blue Ribbon Garden

Small park attached to Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Grand Hope Park

2.5-acre urban park featuring a playground & grass lawns amid an iconic mosaic-adorned clock tower.

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Grand Park

Grand Park is a 12-acre park located in the civic center of Los Angeles, California. It is part of the larger Grand Avenue Project, with its first phase having opened in July 2012. Grand Park is part of a joint venture by the city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County.

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LA Opera

The Los Angeles Opera is an American opera company in Los Angeles, California. It is the fourth-largest opera company in the United States. The company's home base is the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, part of the Los Angeles Music Center.

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The Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is a contemporary art museum with three locations in greater Los Angeles, California. The main branch is located on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, near Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Walt Disney Music Hall

The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, California, is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center and was designed by Frank Gehry. It opened on October 24, 2003.

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The Broad

The Broad is a contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. The museum is named for philanthropist Eli Broad, who financed the $140 million building which houses the Broad art collections. The museum offers free general admission to its permanent collection galleries.

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The Last Book Store

Airy book & record store offering new & used items in a multilevel space adorned with local art.

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Grammy Museum LA Live

The GRAMMY Museum is an interactive, educational museum devoted to the history and winners of the Grammy Awards. The Museum strives to inspire its visitors to learn about musical genres and history through interactive touch-screens, videos, and recording booths.

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Shopping

Aesop

Australian company known for its high-end plant-based products for body & hair.

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Acne Studios

Acne Studios is a multidisciplinary luxury fashion house based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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A.P.C.

Women's and Men's Apparel and Accessories

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Vertigo Boutique

A women’s clothing brand that has since expanded into numerous signature boutiques in Los Angeles and is carried in more than 120 boutiques throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America as well.

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Urban Outfitters

Chain with a hipster vibe known for on-trend fashions, accessories & quirky home-decor items.

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