DTLA Day Guide: What to Do in Downtown Los Angeles on a Saturday

Heres your #1 Saturday day guide for DTLA.

Breakfast at Poppy & Rose

Breakfast: Poppy & rose

Inspired by the country kitchens we all know and love,ย Poppy + Rose serves classic American comfort food made with fresh ingredients. It is a great start to a fun day in DTLA. See menu here.ย 

Early Afternoon Drinks at Juice Crafters

Juice crafters

Juice Crafters is a family owned juice bar which uses raw gourmet 100% natural ingredients to prepare some of the most amazing freshly pressed juices in the world. They also serve powerhouse smoothies that will bring vitality to your life and introduce you to a completely new lifestyle that delivers better body performance and well-being.

Juice crafters

Afternoon Activity at The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore is Californiaโ€™s largest used and new book and record store. Currently in their third incarnation, they began in 2005 in a downtown Los Angeles loft. It is one of the largest independent bookstores in the world still standing.

Lunchtime at Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market dtla

Grand Central Market, a downtown landmark since 1917, brings together the cuisines and cultures of LA. Enjoy a wide variety of food vendor options; including Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market, Horse Thief BBQ, The Oyster Gourmet, Ramen Hood, Sarita’s Pupuseria and so much more!

Early Evening at Los Angeles City Hall

Aerial shot of Los Angeles City Hall in Downtown Los Angeles.

Check out the view of the city at this history building, Los Angeles City Hall. The building reaches a height of 454 feet and is free admission. Built in 1928, it is a historic icon to enjoy the city’s epic vista and beyond.

Dinnertime at Sonoratown

Sonora town

In 2018, owners Teo and Jen expanded the restaurant’s scope by adding additional dining room seating, dinner hours for the local residents and beginning the process to add beer and wine to the mix. It adds to the welcome atmosphere for locals looking for a friendly neighborhood spot in which to relax and socialize after the working crowds head home. See the menu here.


Nightlife at La Cita Bar

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This traditional Latin dance club opens the floor to a young, hip crowd for DJ-driven parties. It is a guaranteed good time and brings an exciting culture to the downtown region.

The Last Stop at Exchange LA

Exchange LA

This huge 4-level nightclub pulses with electronic dance music in former LA Stock Exchange building. It is located in a bustling area in Downtown LA and is a fun stop to end the night as they close at 3am most nights. See their calendar here.