Even after finally opening it’s doors to the public late last year, Chinatown’s General Lee’s is still the LA bar scene’s best kept secret. It’s an adventure to find even if you know where to look–tucked away in a wide alley, marked by one red bench out front and a tiny neon marquee above the doorway.
But General Lee’s is far from intentionally exclusive.
“Ultimately, we’re a place where you can just get whatever you want,” says head bartender Garett Mikkell. “I can explain the history of gin to you with one hand and pour you a vodka red bull with the other. We’re here for everybody.”