D’Vine Lounge Bar | 10% OFF

D'Vine is a French-style "hidden" wine cellar, bar and lounge offering a full bar - wine, beer, sparkling wine and hard liquor. The underground location is key to storing wine properly in a cool, climate-controlled space and creates the ideal setting for pouring, swirling, and toasting. Served by the glass or bottle, D'Vine offers whites, reds, roses, champagnes, sparkling wines, and on-tap labels from 10 different countries with over 50 varietals to satisfy all wine aficionados. A few sips preps the palette for D'Vine's shared plate offerings of rilettes, tartines, charcuterie, assorted cheeses, pickled vegetables, house-made pates, and desserts.

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821 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 262-8517
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Friday | 4:30pm - midnight
Saturday | 5:00pm - midnight
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DTLA Rendezvous Happy Hour at Mezcalero DTLA | 01.19.17


On Thursday, January 19, 2017, join us for our 1st Happy Hour for 2017 at Downtown's newest bar, Mezcalero DTLA!

Inviting all DTLA residents, professionals, creatives, and friends to join us to meet & mingle and enjoy delicious handcrafted mezcal cocktails and tasty tacos!

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$7 Specialty Drinks
$4 Draft Beers | Wine | Well Drinks
$3 Bottle + Can Beers

One for $5 or Two for $9
(We recommend the Pulled Beef Tenderloin Taco and Bay Shrimp Taco!)

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DTLA Rendezvous Happy Hour Event
Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 5PM to 9PM

Mezcalero DTLA
510 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

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Pulled Beef Tenderloin Taco with salsa roja in a soft cheese crunch tortilla with fried sweet potato strings dusted with cumin & topped with house made guacamole.

Bay Shrimp Taco dusted with sweet savory blackening spice served over red cabbage lime coleslaw topped with citrus tartar sauce & fresh cilantro.

Octopus Taco grilled with salsa verde and apple pico de gallo.

Smoke 'Em if You Got 'Em - Roasted corn infused Maestro Dobel tequila, cinnamon, burnt tortilla syrup, byrrh quinquina, fresh celery & lime juice.

Clifton’s Cafeteria – Before Andrew Meieran

This is an exciting month for Downtown LA with the opening of Le Petit Paris, The Broad Museum, and after 4 years and $10 million in renovations, Clifton's Cafeteria!

There have been many previews and photos of the new Clifton's Cafeteria (links at the end of this post), which opens to the public on September 22nd, but here are some photos and captions (before I knew much about Clifton's history and Meieran's project) from October 2011, just before Clifton's shut its doors for the remodel.


Clifton’s Cafeteria, a landmark in Downtown LA, was recently bought out by the owners of The Edison – a very popular speak-easy bar in Downtown LA that still demands a long line on the weekends to get in.   Clifton’s is now undergoing renovations and we were lucky to stumble into it one last time before the major changes.

outside old Clifton's

Clifton’s Cafeteria is located on Broadway right off the corner of 7th street.  The photos above show how Clifton’s looks today and how it looked originally (I wish I knew what year the photo was taken).  I wonder when and who decided to cover it up and if the new owners will make any major changes to the facade.


Welcome bear.  To the left, when you enter, is a cute wooden bear welcoming you.


Clifton's trays.


The food serving area is quite big.  They must have served a lot of food in its prime.  The above photo was taken on a late Sunday afternoon well past the lunch rush, but it definitely does not have much of a crowd anymore.


Carving station.


There are cute vintage styled signs everywhere.


As you can see, the food isn’t spectacular.  It’s the reason why we’ve been to Clifton’s only a total of 3 times in the 2.5 years we’ve lived in Downtown LA.  As much as we don’t want them to renovate the place, we’re looking forward to better food that’s better in quality and taste.  Hopefully they’ll keep the food at a reasonable price.


After you’ve made your food selection and pay the cashier, you step out into the 1st floor dining area.


The 1st & 2nd floors have a forest theme.  If you look closely, the trees along the walls are coat racks!


The photo above was taken on the 2nd floor above the cashier area and you can see the entrance/exit out to Broadway.  They also have a little bakery in the front.


The Pimp.  The first time we went to Clifton’s, we saw “The Pimp”.  He’s always dressed in fuzzy hats and jackets that light up!  He looks like he’s been going to Clifton’s since his prime!  I wonder if he’ll still be going there after the renovations.



There’s tiered seating between the 2 stairways and a little waterfall.


2nd Floor Seating.  There’s even more seating on the 2nd floor above the food serving area.


The above photo is taken by the waterfall area looking into the 2nd floor seating area.   To the right is one of the stairways from the 2nd floor to the 3rd floor.  Yes, there’s another floor!


When you first come up to the 3rd floor, they have a section with old photos and souvenirs.


Photos of the original owners of Clifton’s – 5 generations!


All you can eat for 64¢! ..and it looks like there was another location on Olive & 6th??


3rd Floor Seating Area.

So, as you can see, Clifton’s Cafeteria is huge!  From what I’ve read on-line, the new owners plan to keep the 1st floor as a cafeteria and turn the top 2 floors into a tiki lounge and night club!  I really hope that the renovations are more in line with restoring the place vs. a complete change, but either way, I’m glad that they’re working on bringing something “new” to the neighborhood.


The outside of Clifton’s has a lot of tiling and decoration.  Looks likes this gentleman will miss the old Clifton’s too.

Photos taken on September 24-25, 2011.
Captions from my old blog post on October 23, 2011.

Clifton's Cafeteria website
Years In The Making, Downtown's Iconic Clifton's Cafeteria to Reopen After Remodel - CBS Los Angeles
Inside the Reborn Clifton's Cafeteria in Downtown - Eater LA
Clifton's Cafeteria is finally reopening, crammed with curiosities on every floor - Los Angeles Times
Behold the Fantastical New Clifton's, Opening September 17 - Los Angeles Magazine
Clifton's Official Opening to Benefit the Conservancy - Los Angeles Conservancy

Exchange LA

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DTLA Nights Holiday Party @ The Crocker Club | 12.04.14

Join 6AM Group and DTLA Rendezvous for our last DTLA Nights of 2014 with a Holiday Party at The Crocker Club on Thursday, December 4, 2014!

Kick off the Holiday Season and spread some holiday cheer with DTLA locals & friends!
Santa hats, reindeer antlers, and ugly Christmas sweaters are encouraged!

FREE entry ALL night – 5pm to close!

Happy Hour food & drink specials from 5-8pm
$2 off all food items
$3 beers, $4 shots, $5 well drinks

Music by 6AM Group DJs with special guest DJs Joill and Daniel Jacobo.

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The Crocker Club
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 239-9099


safe deposit area

Built in 1914, The Crocker Club is located in the Old Bank District on Spring and 5th Streets under the Spring Arts Tower. Originally the Crocker Citizens National Bank, the Crocker Club now keeps the early design of the 1920s and the original bank vault intact. The multi-ton stainless-steel door (made by the Mosler Safe Co.) still closes, but will always remain open so that patrons can drink inside what has been dubbed “The Vault.”

The Vault

main bar

May 2013 Insomniac Events @ Exchange LA

May 2013

Insomniac Events presents 2 weekly events at Exchange LA - Awakening Fridays & Inception Saturdays - featuring the world's top EDM (electronic dance music) artists.

FRIDAY | 05.17.13 | Ferry Corsten | Bassjackers | Audien | Darin Epsilon | TICKETS

SATURDAY | 05.18.13 | Sharam | Adam Auburn | TICKETS

FRIDAY | 05.24.13 | Ben Gold | Mister Blaqk | TICKETS

SATURDAY | 05.25.13 | Gareth Emery | Blake Jarrell | Christina Novelli |
Adam Auburn | TICKETS

THURSDAY | 05.30.13 | Morgan Page (Birthday Party) | TICKETS

FRIDAY | 05.31.13 | Ashley Wallbridge | Minaya & Vikus | TICKETS

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Located in the Historic Core of Downtown LA, Exchange LA has been voted the "Best Dance Club in LA."  After nearly 2 years of careful renovations and retrofitting, the previous Los Angeles Stock Exchange opened it's doors as a nightclub and event venue.  Spanning 25,000+ square feet throughout 4 floors, Exchange LA hosts 6 full-service bars throughout 4 rooms - Main Dance Floor, Gallery Room, Rockefeller Room, and the Sky Loft.

Exchange LA boasts a Funktion One Res. III sound system along with smart lighting by SJ Lighting, state-of-the-art fog and confetti machines, 200 sqaure foot LED screen display featuring over 1.25 million bulbs, and much more for full production capabilities.

Exchange LA
618 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 627-8070

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Saturday: 10PM to 6AM