‘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…

A Retro Gem: The Blue Room

Want to party like Clark Gable, Wizard of Oz author Frank L. Baum and Walt Disney? Check out the newly-renovated Blue Room located in the Los Angeles Athletic Club, where you can soak in the club’s 103-year history while enjoying the brand new bar. Check out Curbed LA for more information.

Beer and Kimchi Pancakes: Biergarten

The beer tap list alone is enough to make Biergarten a regular spot, but the food is definitely something to write home about too. Think tempura fries, sweet potato strings with powdered sugar and cinnamon, kimchi pancakes, burgers and a fried chicken sandwich. In fact, the fried chicken sandwich is so famous, it has its…

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.

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.

Coming Soon: Trejo’s Tacos

A former Taco Bell is being transformed by none other than actor Danny Trejo, who you might recognize from numerous shows including Breaking Bad, into a highly-anticipated taco joint along La Brea in mid-city. Read more on the restaurant’s website.

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.

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.

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…