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Bar 107

107 W. Fourth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013


  • Daily 3pm-2am
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
Bar 107's kitschy clutter might be unrivaled in downtown (and all of L.A., for that matter), but the characters who frequent the place are often more amusing than the tchochkes (which by the way, include everything's from Jacalopes to Indian statues to velvet paintings and old Happy Meal collectables). Wacky crackheads, pooping puppies, punk rats and pin-up-ish gals, artsy loft dwellers... the mix is lively and colorful most nights, and $5 PBRs, Millers, and Tecate tallboys are always a draw. DJ nights in the rear dance room bring in the biggest and most diverse crowds, but locals prefer 107's more laid back mid-week pow-wows. Look for "Heileman's Old Style"/"Ollie's Live Bait and Tackle" sign by the door.