Notes From the Underground: the Best Subterranean Bars in Downtown L.A.

Discover hidden bars beneath the streets

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There is something about descending below-ground that conjures feelings of mystery and adventure - just ask Alice. In few places is this more true than the underground bar. Secret entrances, darkened staircases, being in the know are all part of the appeal.

There's no better place to enjoy this feeling than Downtown Los Angeles. Early 20th-century architectural gems have been revived right and left since the start of the 21st - and with them the basement bars, dance clubs and jazz lounges that once served the booming city’s movers and shakers. Bank vaults, a power plant and historic speakeasies are being redesigned for the thriving Downtown L.A. nightlife scene. Read on for Downtown L.A.’s finest in subterranean drinking, dining and dancing.

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108 W. 2nd St.
90012 Los Angeles , CA
Moderate
111 S. San Pedro St.
90012 Los Angeles , CA
Moderate
806 S Spring St
90014 Los Angeles , CA
Cheap
810 S Spring St
90014 Los Angeles , CA
819 S Flower St
90017 Los Angeles , CA
650 S. Spring Street
90014 Los Angeles , CA
416 S Spring St
90013 Los Angeles , CA
207 S Broadway, B
90012 Los Angeles , CA
453 S. Spring St.
90013 Los Angeles , CA
505 S Flower St, Ste B410
90189 Los Angeles , CA
206 W 6th St
90014 Los Angeles , CA