Villains Tavern

Bars , Cocktail bars Downtown Arts District
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Villains Tavern
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Live music, burgers, beer, cocktails—what more could you want in a casual neighborhood bar? Located in Downtown's Arts District, this friendly hangout hosts a steady stream of blues, rock and bluegrass musicians that perform inside the steampunk space almost every night of the week. A fantastic grilled cheese, beer battered fish and chips and more hearty eats satisfy hungry patrons, while a list of creative cocktails and craft beer fills out the drink menu. The best part? No cover.

Venue name: Villains Tavern
Address: 1356 Palmetto St
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Daily 5:30pm-2am;
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Erin Kuschner

Shout out to the girl in the bathroom line at Villains Tavern who bought me a drink for spilling her own beer on my foot. That's the general atmosphere at Villains—everyone's jovial and, for the most part, super friendly. The music can be hit or miss, but it's free and live and entertaining, and on some nights you might run into the frontman's divorced parents who are there, separately, to cheer on their son. And then you feel like you could stay for hours listening to him jam for his mom and dad and their midnight peace offering.