GO HERE NOW - The Lash, Downtown Los Angeles.
For a city as diverse and expansive as Los Angeles, you have to really try hard to be in the know about cool shit. You want to go to an after hours dance party at an undisclosed warehouse location? You need to get on the mailing list for VSSL. You’re not going to just stumble upon that. You have a better chance of stumbling upon The Lash in Downtown LA, and that is actually really great news. It’s been a long time since I walked into a bar and left at the end of the night feeling giddy. The minimal aesthetic, which feels very Eastern Euro, was designed by Atelier Projects – an “interdisciplinary creative consulting studio.” There’s no kitschy theme or pretentious bartenders. Every Monday, LA band Youth Code (check them out on Cvlt Nation) plays records and on any other given night you can find other locals like Ariel Pink at the DJ booth. On the weekends you’ll most likely hear genres like dark wave, 80s goth, and an assortment of electronic music. You can find DJ’s around the city playing similar records but the youthful artsy crowd at The Lash makes it all feel fresh again. The drinks are reasonable and the staff is awesome. It’s not everyone’s thing but that’s the point – there’s finally something else.
117 Winston St #104
Los Angeles, California 90013