The Down and Out

Cavernous, understated hangout with a local vibe, generous happy-hour deals & live music

Based in the lobby of the Hotel Alexandria, the Down & Out lives up to its name with dozens of celebrity mugshots scattered on the walls throughout the spacious bar. Large arrest photos of Charlie Sheen, James Brown, Lindsay Lohan and other unfortunate stars were even blown up to poster size and mounted behind the bar. Against the front wall, a mockup of a police lineup is ready to go for patrons who’d like to shoot their own mug shots. Despite all this emphasis on bad behavior, the Down & Out’s regulars seem undeterred by the risks of partying too much as they line up at the bar. The downtown club has many distractions to keep barflies out of trouble and out of jail, including a row of vintage pinball machines and several pool tables. Barrio Tiger’s Jimmy James books weekly hard-rock and underground-music nights, making the Down & Out one of the key places for real rock & roll in the heart of downtown.

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South Spring Street 501
Los Angeles 90013 CA US
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Monday 12PM–2AM Tuesday 12PM–2AM Wednesday 12PM–2AM Thursday 12PM–2AM Friday 12PM–2AM Saturday 12PM–2AM Sunday 12PM–2AM

Upcoming Events

Fri 19

Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999 – 2011

October 21, 2017 11:00 am - January 21, 2018 6:00 pm
Fri 19

Ellen Gallagher: Accidental Records

November 4, 2017 11:00 am - January 28, 2018 6:00 pm
Fri 19

Robert Walker “Rhebis”

January 16 11:00 am - February 17 6:00 pm
Fri 19

Robert Walker “Rhebis”

January 17 11:00 am - February 18 6:00 pm
Fri 19

Robert Walker “Rhebis”

January 18 11:00 am - February 19 6:00 pm