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Lock & Key

239 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
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Lock & Key

Photo: James Bartlett


  • Mon-Sat 7pm-2am
  • $$
  • Street Parking, Valet Parking
Lock & Key is not exactly in a glitzy location, and it's easy to miss the pink neon sign outside this Koreatown speakeasy. The entrance walls are covered with countless doorknobs, handles and locks -- but it's worth scrabbling for the right one. Heavy black wood, green leather, silver chain wallpaper, candles and a 1920s vibe are your reward. Try their #1 Balled-Up (Bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup, mint leaves and ginger brew), and their crispy, spicy chicken wings.

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