My friends and I hit this spot after the Kings game last night and had a blast. The bartenders were great and drinks were cheap. $3 STELLA DRAFTS!
When we got there, the bar was pretty empty and we almost went somewhere else to find a better scene, but the bartenders assured us that THursday nights always get busy but not until late. The upper level wasn't open, and we were thinking maybe they were lying just to keep some customers there on a slow nite. But I was so glad we didn't go somewhere else! There was hardly anyone there at 11, but by midnight, it was crankin! - lots of cool people and cool music - and $3 STELLA!
The bartenders were faaast and cool and made strong drinks. You don't get that crappy put upon Hollywood bartender attitude in this place. The bartenders are more like party hosts than just regular bartenders. They joked a lot with eachother andtreated us as good as the regular customers that they knew by name.
The redheaded bartender told us about their weekend DJs and their new happy hour (ALL beers are $3 during happy hour!), and shared some tips for when it gets busy. If you order doubles here, you get a full double pour in a big pint glass and pay a buck less than if you get 2 single drinks, which she said is a good idea if you're there on the weekends and end up waiting too long for a drink. The other bartender with the crazy curly hair was really fun and joked with us, and made my friend a killer strong island! They make sure you have a good time and get your drink on!
The music was awesome - a mix of reggea and pop and milder hiphop, and the pretty asian DJ girl came around and took a bunch of pictures of us and gave us a card to find the pics on her website. That was really cool, cos we had friends visiting from Vancouver with us and now we have some great pics of our night out in downtown L.A.
I will def. grab some friends and hit this spot on the weekends to check out the upstairs level and see what Marcos meant when he looked at the busy crowd and said, ""Busy? You should see the weekends. This is nothing!""