Craft Cocktails at Bar Mattachine

WeHo is no longer the only place in town with a thriving LGBT social scene. Downtown LA is steadily adding exciting new gay bars to its nightlife lineup. Bar Mattachine (named after one of the earliest gay rights organizations in the U.S.) is the place to go for expert craft cocktails and an upscale ambiance.

Indulge in Le Petit Paris

Fancy a getaway? Indulge in an authentic French brunch at Le Petit Paris. If the menu alone doesn’t convince you, we promise that the soaring ceilings, ample natural light and historic early-1900s decor are très magnifique.

COMING SOON: The Slanted Door

San Francisco favorite The Slanted Door is coming to Los Angeles. Chef Charles Phan will bring his modern Vietnamese cuisine to a new development in the heart of DTLA’s Fashion District early next year. Learn more about The Slanted Door and surrounding restaurants here.

MUST SEE: Yayoi Kusama’s Galaxy Exhibit at The Broad

When the ticketing website for Downtown’s hottest new art museum—the Broad—opened in August, it was so overwhelmed with visitors that it crashed within minutes. It’s no wonder; the Broad’s opening has been the buzz of the art world for months. With an incredible collection of contemporary art and installations including Yayoi Kusama’s super-cool LED light…

Korean American National Museum

The Korean American National Museum is getting a permanent home at the corner of Vermont and Sixth. The new building will feature two stories of museum space dedicated to the history and culture of Korean Americans, as well as community auditorium and exhibition halls. Construction is set to begin at the end of this year.

Boomtown Brewery

Watch out, Angel City—there’s a new brewery in town. Boomtown Brewery is the latest craft brewery to emerge on the growing DTLA beer scene. The tasting room, which includes an outdoor patio seating area and event space, is scheduled to open this month.

Spicy Soup Sensation: KYODONG JJAMPPONG

The spicy soup sensation that has taken over Korea has just touched down in Los Angeles—right here in Koreatown. Lee Mangu’s jjamppong is a spicy heaven for seafood lovers. Our prediction? The main dish—shrimp, clams, squid and mussels piled on top of fat noodles soaked in a chili oil-based broth—will have a cult following in…

Super Sneak Peek: Proper

Look out, Ace Hotel. There’s a trendy new rooftop hotel spot coming to town. An old, 13-story red brick building along the Broadway corridor will soon be transformed into Proper, a 148-room boutique hotel, complete with a rooftop pool and bar, basement bar and ground-floor restaurant with sidewalk dining. (Consider this your super sneak peek:…

‘Rain Room’ Installation at LACMA

No umbrella necessary for a stroll through this downpour. In a new exhibition coming to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, you can go dancing in the rain without actually getting wet, thanks to some pretty serious sensor technology. Get in line to buy your tickets early—the art installation drew an average of 1,000…

Old School Cool at Break Room 86

Break Room 86—the latest endeavor by LA’s famous Houston Brothers—is an 80s-themed bar with a twist. Enter through a super-cool secret entrance in the Line Hotel’s kitchen loading dock, and you’ll be instantly transported back to your childhood with details like a vintage cassette wall, video arcade games and four karaoke rooms. Satisfy your sweet…