Nestled in heart of the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, Resident DTLA, is an authentic hybrid bar that pays homage to the vibrant community. The brainchild of Jacek Ostoya, Paul Oberman, Tim Krehbiel and Bridget Vagedes, Resident evokes the spirit of beer garden culture, accented with a high-end cocktail and beer program and thoughtfully curated music experience.
Purchased in 2000 by Tim Krehbiel and his wife Bridget Vagedes, the three-story building has long been a haven for the artists’ enclave, acting as a reprieve from the urban grit of Downtown Los Angeles. A haven for the community, Resident is a destination that embraces the foundation of the evolving neighborhood. With a nod to the former metal shop and warehouse space that once occupied the building, Resident is a multi-use space, with a 210 capacity music venue and bar with a 300 capacity outdoor beer garden, featuring a refurbished Spartan Vintage Trailer outfitted as a bar.
Paloma Faith + French Quarter Old Fashioned at Resident
On the bar menu, guests will find unique cocktails such Halls of Valhalla made with Ahus Akvavit, Cardamaro, Vanile de Madagascar and lemon juice, the Naked and Famous made with El Silencio Espadin Mezcal, Aperol, yellow chartreuse and lime juice and Lime in The Coconut made with Hendricks Gin, coconut cream, lime juice and a splash of simple syrup.
Other handcrafted twist on classics include the Old Fashioned made with Four Roses Bourbon, Benedictine, simple syrup and Angostura and Peychaud’s bitters, the Paloma Faith made with Milagro Blanco Tequila, Campari, grapefruit, lime and agave nectar and the Flannel Shirt made with Compass Box Glasgow Blend Whisky, Braulio Amaro, apple cider, lemon and angostura bitters.
The beer lists includes nearly two dozen varieties long with many local favorites on draft including Boomtown Brewery’s Ingenue Witbier from the Arts District, Barley Forge Brewing Co.’s The Patsy Nitro Coconut Dry Rye Stout from Costa Mesa and Ford Point Beer’s Animal tropical I.P.A. from San Francisco.
Halls of Valhalla + Flannel Shirt
As far as entertainment, Resident is jam-packed with DJs, live music and rowdy fun themed dance parties. Resident also houses KTCHDTLA. Open for brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinner, patrons can choose from a thoughtfully curated menu from the gourmet food truck located on the terrace.
Resident DTLA details
428 S Hewitt St., Los Angeles Residentdtla.com, @residentdtla
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