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Half Step

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Half Step
Photograph: Courtesy Half Step/Claire McCormackHalf Step

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

You’ll find Half Step in a small renovated house like many other Rainey Street bars, but the concept and bar talent sets it far apart from its neighbors. The previously run-down, sketchy structure was gutted and restored, and is now decked out in tea-stained wallpaper and church pew-like booths. Founder Chris Bostick has used his experience in the beverage industry—he was formerly the general manager of Los Angeles’s covert cocktail den the Varnish—to create a stunning bar program with meticulously crafted offerings, including a cult-favorite, the Ginger Paloma. The easiest way to find Half Step is to look for the baby blue house emblazoned with the motto, “You earned it.”

Written by
Anastacia Uriegas


75 1/2 Rainey St
Opening hours:
Mon–Fri 4pm–2am, Sat–Sun 2pm–2am
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