The Down & Out

Sports Bar, Dive Bar, and Karaoke Bar · Historic Downtown
501 S Spring St (at 5th St), Los Angeles, CA 90013, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • Noon–2:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 125 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Becherovka Voyager
    "fun quirk is the mugshot"(3 Tips)
    Thirsty J.
    "here for the pinball machines"(3 Tips)
    "... on Mondays! $4 wells, $2 beers (Modelo, Tecate, etc. . ) and a dollar off..."(2 Tips)
    Britt H.
    "Cheap eats in a retro, red booth, divey setting."(6 Tips)
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  • mugshots
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  • beer
  • cheap drinks
  • hipster
  • pool tables
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  • outdoor seating
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  • Megan G.

    One of the best dive bars still thriving, in the far depths of downtown LA. The place has great live music- obv. good drinks too!- but it's best quality is that it always promises to be an adventure..

    Megan Galvas · 2 days ago
  • Hayden M.

    Try the beer survey. Win a $500 beer card! Read more

    Hayden McLeay · 3 days ago
  • V M.

    Good luck getting them to not screw up your order. Three times here, three strikes, you're out.

    V M · October 14
  • Bo L.

    Fun place. Good for arrest photos

    Bo Liebman · October 4, 2014
  • Bubs

    Ah.. Creepy guy alert!

    Bubs · September 26, 2014
  • Andres A.

    Kind of a bummer tbh

    Andres Acosta · April 1, 2014
  • Ms. Glow/Ms. Glows Kitchen S.

    Hey how it this place?

  • Becherovka Voyager

    When you enter, go straight for the pinball machine! Another fun quirk is the mugshot you can get, Becherovka cocktail in hand! Sit at the bar and discover the charm of this local dive-style bar.

    Becherovka Voyager · September 4, 2013
  • Victor F.

    Great bar.

    Victor Fiss · August 23, 2013
  • Ed F.

    Don't get caught mean muggin

    Ed Fuentes · August 10, 2013
  • Aamanda F.

    Take care of your bartender and they will take care of you

    Aamanda Faye · July 24, 2013
  • Claudel

    Art walk is every 2nd Thursday of the month. Djs on deck w/ old school and new hip hop. Support local artists.

    Claudel · June 14, 2013
  • Ben B.

    dive (daɪv): a disreputable or seedy bar or club

    Ben B · June 14, 2013
  • Perry K.

    Live band karaoke with Tres Aliens every 1st & erd Tuesday of the month. Come out and sing. Be a rockstar!

    Perry Kurtz · April 17, 2013
  • Martin A.

    Great dive bar. Cheap drinks, good entertainment. Definitely coming back.

    Martin Aguirre · January 18, 2013
  • Michael Antonio

    Great place to watch Sunday football!

    Michael Antonio · December 9, 2012
  • Mark J.

    If you are coming here to "see" a band, don't bother: the stage is very short. The sound is good, so if that's all you want, then you're fine. I'd say 90% of the room can't see the stage.Only in front

    Mark Jacobson · October 15, 2012
  • Mario O.

    Came here on a Friday & had a good time. The DJ needs to update his music, but he still played real good old school jams. I love the cheap beer though. Recommended!!

    Mario Orellana · August 5, 2012
  • The Expendables 2

    Mugshots, pool tables, cheap beer, and BADASS waitresses that will get you drunk. Brought to you by THE EXPENDABLES 2 opening August 17!

    The Expendables 2 · July 4, 2012
  • Iversen

    The bouncers are huge pricks

    Iversen · May 1, 2012
  • Nick F.

    Happy Birthday Iversen!

    Nick Foden · April 28, 2012
  • NIKKI T.

    Beers are NOT $2 and no Happy Hour menu

    NIKKI TI$H · April 17, 2012
  • Bubs

    Happy hour all the time for dtla residents. :-)

    Bubs · March 22, 2012
  • Jenny M.

    Take your mug shot ... Lol

    Jenny Martinez · March 13, 2012
  • Britt H.

    Beanie's Saturday pop up brunch is a must. Cheap eats in a retro, red booth, divey setting.

    Britt Hilgers · March 3, 2012
  • Beyst

    Be prepared to be frisked, searched, and felt up

    Beyst · January 29, 2012
  • Thirsty J.

    Didn't realize it was a sports bar, I'm here for the pinball machines and some great taps - digging SamuelAdams Oktoberfest

    Thirsty James · November 22, 2011
  • Joanna M.

    Come down for some awesome brunch! Chef Rodney from NOLA and me working the register taking your orders!!

    Joanna Morse · October 15, 2011
  • Jamesson M.

    Free Rockabilly Concert By The Full Tones + Three Free Pool Tokens. Best Dive Around On A Sunday In DTLA!

    Jamesson Marshall · October 10, 2011
  • Jamesson M.

    $3 PBR On Draft. Check out the Celebrity Mugshots for Comic Relief.

    Jamesson Marshall · October 7, 2011
  • Jamesson M.

    $2 PBR Happy Hour, 2 Pool Tables And 3 Pinball Machines. No Cover, Smoking On The Patio.

    Jamesson Marshall · October 4, 2011
  • Christina Z.

    Metal/punk Mondays! Great DJs!!! $2 pbrs!!!

    Christina Zamora · September 27, 2011
  • Jamesson M.

    Hipster dive spot, super cool, tip well.

    Jamesson Marshall · September 25, 2011

    Happy hour ALL NIGHT on Mondays! $4 wells, $2 beers (Modelo, Tecate, etc. . ) and a dollar off drafts, great deal!

    DTELS LA · August 9, 2011
  • iPacheco

    Used to be the dopest pool bar in the area. Now instead of drinking and playing freely all night I'll go elsewhere. Tokens?! Really?!

    iPacheco · July 20, 2011
  • Steven V.

    Great place to watch a big game or fight on their giant projection screen! Super cheap drinks!

    Steven Valdez · June 23, 2011
  • Jen J.

    Perfect place to end your night of bar hopping. This joint has booths, outdoor seating, lots of space, restrooms, games, TVs, a dance floor, a DJ, and a small stage. Plus, the bartenders are pretty do Read more

    Jen Jaco · June 13, 2011
  • Dary S.

    The bartender Leilani is the shit. Here's a tip, tip her'll come back to you.

    Dary Stroup · May 25, 2011
  • Steve L.

    Free pool

    Steve Lewis · January 25, 2011
  • Andrew H.

    Laugh at the giant Don Vito mug shot on the wall.

    Andrew Hendren · January 17, 2011
  • Stacey S.

    Great service. Fun place to be yourself.

    Stacey S · October 21, 2010
  • Vianey D.

    $2 Beers for Happy Hour and $8 Pitchers

    Vianey Delgadillo · October 1, 2010
  • Vianey D.

    YES same owner as Bar 107

    Vianey Delgadillo · September 30, 2010
  • Steven W.

    Update to the Credit card fiasco: I reported to the Better Business Bureau & the manager SAID he would give me a refund but then never did. The manager is as crooked as the bartenders

    Steven Wenzel · September 22, 2010
  • Steven W.

    Whatever you do DO NOT!!! keep an open tab with a credit card! The bartender adds bogus drinks on to your tab. I went in for two hours with a friend of mine and was charged for 4 shots of Patron and 1

    Steven Wenzel · August 30, 2010
  • ivan r.

    Order a pitcher of PBR is well worth it

    ivan rhivanz · April 24, 2010
  • ivan r.

    what can i say about this one...Cheap drinks and hawt female bartenders

    ivan rhivanz · April 24, 2010
  • Jen T

    Went here on St. Paddy's.. $5 beers but lame crowd. Some guys got in a fight right outside the door.

    Jen T · March 20, 2010
  • iPacheco

    Great happy hour deals

    iPacheco · January 23, 2010
  • Kathryn S.

    best local sports bar downtown

    Kathryn Sweeney · January 20, 2010

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