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Nightlife Downtown
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Photograph: Jeremy Lucido courtesy of Precinct

This space for leather, lipstick and bears jettisons WeHo for Downtown, just a few blocks from the Ace Hotel. The self-dubbed “rock and roll gay bar” serves as a cool update for a turn-of-the-century building that once housed the Department of Corrections by going classic in decor—exposed brick, lots of black and a red arrow above the door to mark the spot. The expansive 8,500 sq ft second-floor space includes a bar, dance floor, performance space and its best feature—a wrap-around terrace with commanding views that feels more Bourbon Street than DTLA, and serves as the perfect place for a Sunday beer bust.

By: Erika Stalder


Venue name: Precinct
Address: 357 S Broadway
Los Angeles

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 5pm-2am; Sat-Sun 3pm-2am
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Average User Rating

3.5 / 5

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It's good to see gay bars moving into downtown.  My only question is why has it taken so long!  I recommend anyone that's looking for something new to do to head downtown and check out Precinct.

Has the reviewer been downtown much?  Precinct is not "just down the block" from Ace Hotel, it is more like 5.5 long city blocks away!  Downtown has more to relate to than the Ace,  how about Grand Central Market or the Million Dollar Theatre? Both of those icons are in the same block as Precinct.

As a downtowner I love it when people explore the city, but what makes it a great city is all of the details and places in-between the "hotspots"! Take a walk and explore the multiple treasures BETWEEN The Ace Hotel and Precinct and beyond!