f you like the Golden Gopher in Downtown LA, you'll probably like Seventh Grand Whiskey Lounge. The place is pretty cool... it's situated right between Olive and Grand on 7th Ave... the neon sign is a bit hard to see. Parking wasn't the easiest of tasks and they don't have valet parking so try and find parking where you can, or arrive early. The great thing about the place is that it's cool, happening, and there is no cover! The bar is on the second floor, so they'll card you on the first and you'll walk up a flight of stairs carpeted in a hip dark plaid. At the top of the stairs you'll notice that one of the walls has got a large 3 shelf cabinet that's filled with Maker's Mark Whiskey. I went on a Saturday night and they have a DJ spinning some music. Near the DJ is the private VIP room which is sometimes roped off for parties, and next to that is the pool table. For you smokers there is a long patio that runs along side the building with plenty of tables and outdoor seating. It's cool, but for a non-smoker like me... I didn't stay out there too long. The drinks were nice and strong and there's a wide variety of beers on tap. All in All a cool place to hang out without breaking the bank on cover and overly priced drinks.
I've been coming here for a few years now. Looks like all of the other reviews have been pretty on the money. It's a huge club with a huge patio. The upstairs is great as it is surrounded by mirrors all around and lots of comfy places to sit. The staff is really, really nice. Whoever does the hiring there must really know how to read people. I would hang out with any one of them outside of the club. The price is very, very reasonable...I'm talking ticket cost, parking is $10 (or there are a lot of places to park on the street within a block). For my money, trance and house music always bring the coolest/friendliest crowd, and of the big clubs I've tried in LA this consistently has the best crowd. I make new friends every week. There is an instant bonding process when you're digging the hell out of the music and jumping around with strangers. One huge benefit I haven't seen mentioned is that you always get at least 3 rooms of music, sometimes 4. And when you're not feeling the music so much you always find room on the patio and meet some great people. I also love the variety of ages represented, and the variety of ethnicity and background. I always feel a little bit more connected to humanity after a night here.
The Mini Burger is topped with bourbon onions, smoked tomato, black pepper aioli, and jack cheese. The Mini Burger’s (aka Slider) beefy patty was flavorful, but the star was the bourbon onions. They make this little burger (which is a mini replica of the full-size Bourbon Beer Burger) taste like no other. It was sweet, caramelized, yet not cooked down all of the way, leaving it still juicy. It just needed more jack cheese as it missed the creaminess and the aioli just didn’t do it justice. Thumbs up! Fish Taco is topped with pickled habañero, shredded cabbage, and crème fraiche. The fish was fried to a crispy perfection and initially seems like an ordinary fish taco, but wait there’s more. The pickled habaneros added a wonderful flavor and then a few moments later, hit you like a major fire ball. You’ll definitely need a glass of milk with this one! All in all, the flavors are really good, but the aftermath maybe too much for the non-chili eater. Warning: do not eat this with wine or straight liquor. It will make intensify the burn, making it even hotter. Thumbs up!