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Oct 7, 2007 07:36 PM

Any Bar recs in Downtown LA?

preferably not too loud, mellow and definately not 'Hollywood' sceney. Bar foods are a plus but not necessary.

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  1. Redwood Bar & Grill. Dark and clubby feel. Good burger and Fish & Chips.

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    1. re: Fresser

      I love Redwood but beware, on Friday and Saturday nights there is a D.J. starting at around 10 and the vibe quickly changes from mellow neighborhood bar to loud dance party. Fun though better than any place in Hollywood IMO.

    2. Library Bar (6th and Hope) also dark, not loud, and food from the neighboring Wolfgang Puck Express can be delivered to you in the bar.

      Weiland's Brewery (1st and Central) not too loud and definitely not 'Hollywood scenery'

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      1. re: roobnla

        I agree with Library, but Weiland's on a weekend at least is full of frat boy types, very noisy and raucous and not at all mellow. Maybe it's different on a weeknight...the garlic fries were sort of good, but sort of icky at the same time.

        1. re: Chowpatty

          I, too, like the Library Bar and while it is dark (luv it) it can most definitely get quite LOUD there at times. That being said, great barkeeps and drinks at The Library Bar.

          But, if you like Weiland's, what about the new location underneath City National Bank Building (fka Arco Towers). I've only walked by "WBR Underground" recently on an afternoon walk and it looks great. BTW, whatever the CNB "underground" area is called now they've done a fine job on the remodel.

          505 S Flower Street, Suite B-410
          Los Angeles 90071

          OPEN 7 DAYS!
          MON - FRI 11AM - 2AM
          SAT - SUN 5PM - 2AM

      2. I enjoyed the Mountain in Chinatown a little while back... fun, mellow, unpretentious.

        475 Gin Ling Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012

        1. Casey's Bar
          613 S. Grand Ave.
          Los Angeles, CA
          213 629 2353

          1. If you want a wine bar ... 626 Reserve.