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- 51%Budget Travelers
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Member Reviews (19)
- Seven GrandMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Aug 01, 2013
Drinks: Old Fashioned, Whiskey Sour, Vanilla Cream Punch, Jameson no rocks lime.
As a Downtown local, I frequent most of the DT bars. Golden Gopher is my go-to spot, but I know that when I feel like something more exciting, I head over to Seven Grand. On a Monday night, there was a live jazz band, which amped things up a bit when communicating with others at the bar. The ambiance was that of a dark hunters lodge which adds to the mystique of the place. There's plenty of seating, but that quickly fills up because of the popularity of this place. If there's one prime thing that stands out, it's that this place pays the most attention to their specialty drinks than I've seen at any other bar. A "standard" whiskey sour is given the attention of a James Bond martini, with the most aggressive shake and gentle sprinkling of toppings. One of the best whiskey sours I've had, but just be prepared to pay for it. The Old Fashioned is a great man drink that has the consistency of a whiskey sipper and an added citrus twang. Fancy Mad Men drink . The Vanilla Cream Punch was a bit milkshake creamy, but for someone that likes that texture it would be a win. These are not bartenders that make you these drinks, they really are mixologists and I will continue to patron this place as long as it's around. See you again.
- Seven GrandMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Jun 21, 2013
Very nice chill & cool environment to hang out w friends & meet new peeps.
Back bar is very limited in what drinks they serve; which kinda sucks. -1
Love the decor (very interesting; kinda classy hipster style) & vibe here. ;-)
- Seven GrandMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jan 10, 2013
Good start, good end. First impression matters, but so does the end of the evening. To start with, the guy at the door was cool. Instead of the usual doorman I-think-I'm-hot-sh*t-beca use-I-control-the-entrance attitude some others seem to have, he told us to "have a good time". So we did.
As we walk up the dimly-lit stairs, I feel like I'm entering a private club, lined with walls of Maker's Mark. First impression: hunting lodge meets speakeasy lounge. Deep colors and plaids with a nicely aged (without being worn) look.
We hung out on the smoking patio. I was totally digging the "windows" out there. They are just window frames with no panes, but without closer inspection, they really did look like regular windows (at least in the smoky haze of the evening).
There was a cool retro band playing some soulful tunes inside. It was quite loud inside, but the volume outside was nice enough that you could hear the music and still (mostly) hear the people you were talking to.
Pool tables inside, cigars sold for smoking on the outside patio. A roped off little corner inside for a special little party adds just one more element of coolness to this place. I don't drink whiskey and I am not fond of dead animal heads, but even with their sorrowful eyes looking down at me, I still thought this was a pretty cool place.
- Seven GrandMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 10Oct 02, 2012
I don't like whiskey but this bar rocks! WILL get packed soon within the night but what I love about the crowds that comes here is they are more of an mature crowd, that doesn't get "TOO" Rowdy.
The bartender complained about me just wanting a ginger ale as my first drink, my replied was at least it's an "ale" Although he picked on me a few more times throughout the night, at the end of the night, he called me a "good girl!" when we closed the bill.
Of course my friend, half drunk , embarrassing me yelled out, "Good girl, my ass!"
Friends say the drinks were strong and the mixed cocktails are good! The bartenders are super friendly and the crowd that comes here are always in a fun and happy mood but without being pretentious. Even the drunks are not obnoxious. haha! (Well at least the 2 times I've been there)
Again another bar that we can never get a chance to play pool in, but the Juke box is cool! Great music! Good ole 80's and 90's rock too!
I definitely recommend this place! It marked a special place in my heart. No I didn't get lucky that night, (I Am a good girl! lol) but I sure met a few great people here! Cheers!!
oh, Best night to come is Thursday! But don't choose artwalk Thursday!
- Seven GrandSep 15, 2012
One of my favorite bars in LA, ever. It's a whiskey bar. Dress code and atmosphere are more on the casual side. Small space - gets crowded, people are generally pretty friendly. There are pool tables so you can play a game or two for entertainment. Haven't had to pay a cover, but there's usually a line on weekend nights. Not too long of a wait though, and it goes by fast if you go with friends. Favorite drink: Irish Vandal.
- Seven GrandMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackers+ 2Sep 08, 2012
Show me the way
To the next whiskey bar
Oh, don't ask why
Oh, don't ask why
For if we don't find
The next whiskey bar
I tell you we must die
I tell you we must die
200 whiskeys and a decent beer selection. Bartenders who know their shit. This is not a place to go for a Cosmo.
Try the Los Angeles.