07/09/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I have had my past experiences with the owner of this bar, which included her screaming at my boyfriend in his face over something someone else did- and me getting kicked out. That is not my reason for disliking Bar 107. About a year ago, one of the security guards pushed a girlfriend of mine, and a guy we were with got upset and stuck up for her. The security guard pulled out mace and tazors- not cool. My friends are now BANNED for life from the bar we used to go to 3+ times a week. It's just a very dramatically run bar, when drinking should be fun. It should be bought by the 213 group. At least they know what they are doing.
10/12/2008Provided by Citysearch -
If you want a bar with character, this is one of them. My friend and I went bar hopping this past saturday and we had gone to 7th Grand, Broadway, the golden gopher and another one that i don't remember the name. I then asked a random guy on the street and recommended 107. And it was by far the funnest bar to go to. Its a casual atmosphere where no one is pretentious. If you want to put on slacks or a dress, this bar is really not for you. If you just want to have a good time, i definately recommed it. After this bar, we went on to redwood and the edison, but decided to finish off the night back at 107. I read that there was poor customer service, but my experience was great. Plus, alot of girls from the downtown lofts were there. and were down to earth.
08/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This place is great! The decor is humorous and lively. There are 3 different places to hang out, by the bar in booths, by the stage and photo booth or outside. Perfect place to go to when you dont wanna worry about a dress code and just want to be a social butterfly. Love it so much I celebrated my birthday there and I didnt hear one complaint from my friends (even those that prefer to go out to clubs).
07/07/2008Provided by Citysearch -
After reading other reviews, I felt like I need to write one. Im speaking for the people who ACTUALLY do frequent this hidden treasure in downtown. My girlfriends and I love Wednesday nights there because of the 'Bong, Gong show Kereoke show'. It great to see some American Idol wannabe get up there and get BOOED and GONGED! Because of this, there are always really good singers who show up for the prize Bong, its always a good show either way. Cinco De Mayo brings a great drink special: No pants= cheap drinks! I was a little confused when I saw so many people in there whitey-tighties, but I asked the bartender and he brought me up to speed.
This bar has it regulars, and of course a homeless neighbor wanders in from time to time, thats one of the many kwerks about going out downtown. I'd rather deal with that than Long lines, pretentious doormen, barbiedoll wannabe's and Loser nobodys dressed in Ed Hardy gear smelling like waaaay too much cologne which seem to any and everywhere in hollywood! Bartenders have always been friendly to us.. However I can say none of my friends go out DOWNTOWN with a HOLLYWOOD attitude. Bottom line if you come to this bar and act like you are somebody.. no one cares.
06/26/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This bar is host to some of the more pathetic people in downtown. The homeless from skid row are always there. The karaoke night is the only thing worth going for, and even it stinks most of the time. I'm sure you could find meth here if you need it. Oh, and it smells bad all the time. Me and my friends will never return. Downtown has so many other, nice places to go.
04/14/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My girlfriends and I went out downtown and while being female and used to guys being perverts, we were totally sexually assaulted here. The bartenders are rude and shady with the bills and when this guy wouldn't leave my friend alone we tried to get the barbacks and door guys to help. I guess they knew the guy or didn't care because they seemed more interested in shining flashlights in our face and telling us to ""clear the path"" than trying to help. Not only will I never go back here but judging from the previous reviews, I'm certainly not alone. Treating people the way we were treated is not only gross, but when it's compared to so many other bars in LA, there seems no reason why this place should ever be visited, especially by ladies. And I try not to be judgmental but the amount of homeless peddlers here - inside and out - is disgusting.
04/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
When you walk into 107 your first thoughts are positive due to the decor, but those thoughts quickly turn around when you go to order a drink. After getting the attention of the ""holier-than-thou"" bartenders your choices on draft consist of miller high life, the champagne of losers, and miller high life. If you're a liquor drinker then that won't matter much but it does set the tone for the quality of other aspects of this scene. The bathrooms are filthy to no end and what initially sells itself as a hole-in-the-wall is really just a trash haven, with occupants and staff to match. The owner seems to be a loud, irrational psycho and when you run a business that doesn't cater to those who spend money, you're an idiot. good luck. i wish you lots of success slanging ""high life"" to low-lifes.
04/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I'm a local property owner in downtown, and this is by far the worst bar next to charlie o's. Shadiness abounds, and If you're not getting harassed with a flashlight by the bouncer, you are probably getting a disease from the lack of sanitation, or maybe even assaulted as someone mentioned below. Just because a bunch of ""local"" losers hang out with no cover charge and make fun of Hollywood doesn't mean they or the bar are cool. It means they are losing at life at a rapid pace. That block would be so much nicer if this poser filled blemish of a bar, and its ""locals"" were banished from downtown. I'm sure all the so called ""locals"" don't own property downtown, therefor they are anything but local, they are visitors of my neighborhood, and they should take their skank bar and get out. And for the comment before me, I dont know why accepting bike messengers matters, but if someone's career is to deliver letters on a bicycle then they lose at life too. Get an education, and a real job, and stop making my property value go down with your half-bum-reject ""locals"" and nonsense-filled-hole-in-the-wall. Real downtown locals have taste and swagger, 107 is more douche-y than a summer's eve.