Terra Cotta is the newest restaurant venture from 6th Avenue restaurant group. Their menu draws inspiration on a global scale (incorporating not only Korean elements, but also Japanese, Latin American, and other regional influences)—a direction representative of the melting pot that is Los Angeles. Between the delectable selection of house made cocktails, 24 craft draught beers, and a broad and global wine program, Terra Cotta offers something for everyone. The expansive interior offers touches of vintage glamour, such as 20-foot-high ceilings dotted with chandeliers, and grand tufted matte black booths.
Pinkies up, ladies and gents. Owner Robert Kim and chef/partner Michael Hung’s glamorous new Koreatown restaurant, Mama Lion, has officially opened its doors, adding yet another key player to the neighborhood’s thriving culinary scene. This glitzy new supper club, located on the corner of Western Avenue and 6th Street, is making a serious statement with stunning, high-concept interiors and an impressive, upscale menu. From seared froie grois and caviar service (yes, you read that correctly) to uni tostadas and apricot soufflés, the seasoned chef is serving up a little taste of luxury that’ll pair perfectly with the range of craft cocktails prepped by Aiden Demarest.
Break Room 86
Enter through the loading dock off Ardmore, then walk through an employee entrance. From there, you’re directed down a grey, glossy-walled hallway past the hotel kitchens and ice machines. The end of your destination is what was originally designed as the hotel employee break room, now transformed into L.A.’s newest ’80s bar – Break Room 86. Once inside, you’re in an underground New York dance club from the ’80s. It’s a transportive experience that brings a new element to the nightlife scene. Break Room 86 also has a free guest list that you can find along with other free clubs in Los Angeles here.
Sip Little Tokyo
Sip Little Tokyo is the ultimate destination for a night of electrifying entertainment in the heart of K-Town. This premier club boasts a chic and modern decor that sets the perfect ambiance for a night of dancing, socializing, and indulging in delicious cocktails. Get ready to be blown away by the club’s state-of-the-art sound system and lighting, as you groove to the beat of the hottest Top 40, EDM, and Hip-Hop tracks spun by some of the most talented DJs in the city.
Thirteen Play Lounge
One of the newest clubs on this list, Thirteen Play Lounge debuted at the beginning of the year with strong public support. The lounge is beautiful, spacious, and full of stunning decorations that highlight its elegance. It has LED lights, phenomenal ambiance, and massive projectors the all work together to set the tone, and the venue is super easy to get to because you can park right in front on the street if the parking lot full.
If you were as devastated as the rest of us when the original Intercrew restaurant at at 3465 W 6th St closed down, you’ll be excited to hear that a new venue under the same name is opening up! The owner, Richard Nam, has a great track record of friendly hospitality and high quality food through his work at Korean BBQ joints. He aimed to keep the overall concept the same, while adding its own flair to make it unique in many ways.
Apt 503 is an upscale lounge in Los Angeles that provides guests with an impressive selection of beers and wines. It’s a low-key club with great energy that locals have dubbed it an “amazing hidden gem in Koreatown.” Definitely an awesome place to meet up with friends, dance to live music, and have a good time with a hand-crafted cocktail in your hand.
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