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Hours

Regular Hours

Payment method
all major credit cards, amex
Price Range
$
Neighborhoods
Historic Downtown, Financial District, Central LA, Downtown Los Angeles
AKA

Lacita Bar

Categories
Sports Bars, Night Clubs, Bar & Grills, Bars, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range : Below Average

Outdoor Seating: Yes

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Spfia

10/28/2011

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Overall
Great People

Great People! I love La Cita on punky/reggae friday nights! There is lots of different people and a great atomsphere! I heard alot of bad reviews about the bartenders and door men but, everytime I go I have great experiences with them. Plus, they allow in and outs! You know what that means! So, check it out if you like dancing to the reggae music!!!

dansteely

11/16/2009

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Not free before 11

Went Friday night at 10:40 after hearing it was free before 11. The girls in front of us were charged a $5 cover, despite saying, ""We thought it was free before 11!"" The doorman said no, free before 10:30. Either these guys are pocketing the $5 or the policy changed. Either way, a very fun bar with great areas to chill. We met some interesting characters and one of my friends hooked up. A good time.

MULLET80

01/22/2009

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REGGEA REGGEA REGGEA!!!!!

WHO KNEW I WOULD FIND SOME REGGEA, SKA, GOTH, DARKWAVE, EBM IN THE DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES? IT IS RARE TO FIND A GOOD SPOT TO LISTEN TO SOME GOOD MUSIC NOW ADAYS WITH THE MUSIC INDUSTRY BEING TURNED INTO A MONSTER OF TEENY BOPER POP FIASCO!!!!! I SAY SCREW THE MAINSTREAM RADIO AND HEAD OUT TO RADIKAL'S RADIO!!!!! AT LEAST THOSE FELLOWS KNOW WHAT THEY'RE ARE PLAYING!!!!
EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY 9-2AM

rtnla

07/14/2008

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Overall
For a guy who hates bars and dancing - I love this place

A couple of friends took me here, I had been my it a number of times in the past but always wrote it off as a some dirty downtown LA bar filled with gangsters so I never went in. Turns out I was totally wrong. This place rocks.

It's a cool place with regular people and not filled with the ""I'm so cool"" Hollywood types nor the ""I live on the Westside"" snobs. They play different music each night so be sure to find out what they're doing before you go. If you like to dance it's a fun place to dance too.

The beer is cheep, the bartenders are cool and the cover is super cheep too. Unlike two other reviewers the door men have always been cool and polite.

They don't serve food. The outdoor patio is nice but it's filled with freaking smokers so that's the only downside with that.

Give it a shot, if you want to get away from the snobs and wannabes, give downtown a visit.

amejia

05/18/2008

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Overall
Avoid the door-man

A total fiasco, does he really think that he work in Studio 54?!?! This is just a hole in the wall, so please chill-out and relax dude!! anyways, since you can?t avoid the door-man, then don?t even go. Choose another place better and you?ll be more happier, trust me? xoxo XalliGirl

agirlcalledparty

04/02/2008

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La Cita- Punky Reggae Party

My first time at La Cita ' PRP' sucked . I'm torn by the good/bad experience had. The place is totally trendy, L.A. hipsters, punks, 20 year olds, 30 year olds...all walks of life. Serious good time potential if you base it on the location and structure. The patio was really nice but the sound system was terrible. Either turn off all the music outside or get a decent PA system. Patio is roomier than the inside bar. Adorable decor and plenty of table/seats to hang out. Decent size dance floor which gets packed despite the low music. Inside was overcrowded to max capacity and they were still letting people in. Music was very good and blended for the eclectic crowd. The bouncers had a heavy 'velvet rope' attitude. If you're not a hot girl expect to get serious attitude from these jerks. My two friends and I made the mistake of going out once through the front door for a smoke break. Although we asked the bouncer if it was cool to go out and come back in and he said yes, my male friend was not 'remembered' when we tried to go back in. He was made to stand in a ridiculously long line when he had been there consuming their overpriced drinks all night. Yes, drinks are over priced and the bartenders not very friendly. Stick to beer if you make it to La Cita. The inside bar had the worse bartender I've come across in so many years of clubbing in L.A. Rude skinny white girl with no mixing skills to speak of. Cursed at me for tipping over her empty fruit trays when I reached for a lime for my beer. Last time I checked I was the customer and this didn't make a difference to the nasty little thing behind the bar. To management- can her and can the meat heads shoving the crowd out like cattle at the end of the night when the lights come on. The employees are a deterrant to establishing regulars who appreciate good service along with groovy ambiance. So long as you dont deal with the bouncers and have a beer instead of mixed drinks, its a really nice place to hangout.

geeurock

12/14/2007

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Overall
shake your groove thang

the tiny dance floor fills up with sweaty bodies yearning to be funky. the smoking patio is huge and quiet enough for an actual conversation. yes yes yes, icky hipsters but if you think about it we might all actually be icky hipsters.

cdisip

10/26/2007

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Overall
thursdays at La Cita, fridays at PYT

so much fun at danceright @ La Cita on Thursday nights! cheap drinks, great DJs, hipster crowd. If you come here on a saturday night, you'll find yourself in a little bar in Mexico.

jerrywest

06/05/2007

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Overall
Best Thursday Party in the Country

You think I'm kidding? I dare you to check this place out on a Thursday night. Crazy, uninhibited, funny, loose, sweaty, jumping- its all that and more. Seriously the best mix of music- shouts to DJ Insulin, that I've vibed anywhere and I've been around. This is what night life is supposed to be all about. Competition take note- THIS PLACE IS THE BOMB.

tvicious

05/16/2007

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la cita por vida

Cool spot but gets crowded as hell, many hipsters and echo park crowd. But get there early, get a booth, get some drink specials, get a buzz going and it could turn out to be a fun evening. The back patio is cool too, blaze one up and talk over some drinks.... imagine a bar that you can actually talk (not yell) with somebody.

deethrottle

05/09/2007

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Overall
get your groove on mon thru sun

in agreement with all of the reviews...
viva la cita, I say, ?cuz if DARE to shake your derriere ? get downtown ASAP any night of the week, really. Go on ? you have been challenged - YO - to GO-GO on another night other than THURSDAY - OMG it is SOOO on!!!

tpavan

04/17/2007

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SUPER COOL!!! Friday night is Punk, Reggae,Ska night!

Finally I found a real palce in Los Angeles, excellent music and very cool and nice people!!
No line, no velvet rope, no entrance fee, no stupid dress codes, only good music and good people!
I go there only on Friday night, the dj spins awesome old school punk, ska and reggae!!
I hope to find more places like La Cita in LA!!
SUPER HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!
TRENDY WARNING: This place is the farest thing compared to the Hollywood scene, if you hate Hollywood and mainstream music, you'll love La Cita!

mayorgaydavis

01/20/2007

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Overall
Didnt know the dudes at short stop owned it

Awesome party! easy access from the redline (its right behind pershing square) awesome tunes and good vibes. i went on a friday and the place was packed! reminded me a lot of the short stop but with a more gritty feel if that means anything, go now!

nativelagirl

01/18/2007

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Mexican dive bar goes hipster

As you speed by the old Angel's Flight and Grand Central Market, you'd never guess how much fun there is to be had at La Cita. The Mexican theme lives on, while a young and fun crowd PACKS the bar. The music is funky and people shake their groove thing on the medium sized dance floor. There is a good amount of open seating and tables, and also a large patio in the back (smokers are welcome). If you love to party it up on the Eastside/downtown, this is a great place to stop by.

actpoe11

11/03/2006

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Overall
the place to be down town

La Cita bar on 336 Hill st. down town is an amazing spot that speaks for it self. Get over the ""down town is too far"" mentality and check out this must see bar. The outside may be a little too rustic for your taste but don't let the half lit florescent sign fool you. Once you get in you'll know why it's become one of the most popular nightspots down town. The music is always danceable and the wood floor just beyond on the bar has seen a million ways to cut a rug, feel free to show it a million and one. The people in this place are trend setters and they could care less. Everyone is friendly and most of them beautiful. The staff professional and efficient i can't get enough of La Cita. Rumor has it the back patio will be open not just for smoking but for drinking as well very soon.

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