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La Descarga
Cocktail Bar$$$$
Today 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
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1159 N Western Ave Los Angeles, CA 90039
1159 North Western AvenueUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90039
(323) 466-1324ladescargala.com
$$$$Cocktail BarToday 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
Monday ClosedTuesday 8:00 pm – 2:00 amWednesday 8:00 pm – 2:00 amThursday 8:00 pm – 2:00 amFriday 8:00 pm – 2:00 amSaturday 8:00 pm – 2:00 amSunday Closed
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A Cuban-themed nightspot with a dress code offering a cigar lounge & burlesque-style salsa acts.- Google
"A huge bar with three different rooms including a cigar lounge."
3 reviewers
"Cuban cigars, rum, and music."
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Eddie Urrutia
a month ago
This place was awesome! From the super cool hidden entrance to the throwback speakeasy decor it was the best themed bar/club I've been to. If you can get a group together the table service was excellent. The live entertainment was amazing. The ladies enjoyed the mojito punch and for the second choice (group of ten is a 2 bottle/punch minimum) we had the 7 year aged flor de caña gold rum. The rum was paired nicely the cigars we had. The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars was the parking situation and the lack of any appetizers or snacks. Otherwise it was a blast.
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Jesse Moss
4 months ago
Really awesome atmosphere. The drinks are typical LA prices, $12-14 dollars. The music playing makes you want to dance salsa all night long. They don't serve food, but there is a very cute little taco stand right outisde, $1.50 for a taco. I will definitely be back.
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Allison Ornik
6 months ago
Another one of the secret speakeasy bars in Los Angeles. You enter into an office and then through a closet behind a few pieces of clothing. Once inside, there are several large rooms with a bar in each. It's a very crowded bar, but you can get drinks quickly. There is a sax performance and burlesque show that makes it more unique than most. The bar felt like it attracted a lot of couples in their mid-30s who were dressed up or dressed to fit the 1920s theme. Not a place to go if you're looking to meet people, but a great place to go with a significant other or a small group of friends looking for a different bar experience.
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Carl Stokes
a year ago
We had a blast! From the very minute you walk in. It's certainly worth the wait for a reservation. Great music and very entertaining. The drinks are made with precision, craft and enough rum to give you just the right amount of pep in your step! Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. One of the best places to visit for tourist and if you are a "native" like myself, what a treat to have La Descarga in our own backyard. Diamond In The Rough".
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Amanda Duda
7 months ago
Once again i have found a secret speakeasy! This time entering what looks like a New York size apartment into an office, then though the secret passage and boom its the 1920's. A huge bar with three different rooms including a cigar lounge. A burlesque show and sax performance and great cocktails make for one heck of a night. People do dress up and try to dress more in the era at this bar which makes the atmosphere a lit of fun.
Madelaine Behr
7 months ago
I've had a blast every time I've been here. It gets extremely packed and you need to make reservations a few days in advance even for standing room. Dress to impress and then hang out in the cigar lounge. Around 1 am there is a lot more room to dance and the main room is a blast.
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John Wie
a year ago
La Descarga is an amazing bar experience that may be a bit busy but well worth the exploration for those a fan of speakeasies and/or Latin-infused bar. Once you come in, you go up the stairs into a 'closet' and out into a two-floor bar area. Sometimes there will be flame-eating dancers; other times there will be a burlesque dancer and a mariachi band. It's just a really cool time. Drinks are fairly normal for the club/LA bar scene (expect prices +$8). Try to get on the guest list beforehand for an easier time getting in and come a little earlier. There is some street parking available as well.
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Lisa Oliver
2 years ago
I have traveled all over the world, and I can say without a doubt that La Descarga is one of the most exciting bars I have ever been to. It is a destination. Whenever I take someone there, I never tell them about it, because it would ruin all the wonderful surprises I experienced my first time - from how hidden it is to the entrance to the way above par cocktails and the band and Cuban style burlesque. Who would think that in L.A. a bartender would pay for your round of drinks simply as a thank you for coming back a 2nd time? Amazing.
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