The main bar at Broken Shaker in Los Angeles

Broken Shaker

What do you get when you put a poolside oasis smack dab in the middle of the bustling metropolis that is Downtown LA? You get Broken Shaker–a perfectly tropical escape on the rooftop of Freehand Los Angeles. Just like its NYC, Miami, and Chicago counterparts, Broken Shaker Los Angeles is an alluring bar that serves up thoughtful cocktails in a trendy setting. You’ll get to indulge in quintessential LA sunshine at the outdoor space that offers bar, table, and poolside seating. The vibrant design featuring murals and kitschy, tiki décor makes the venue photo-worthy and approachable. Watch the sunset against the skyline at this go-to DTLA destination.

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🍔 Food:
Broken Shaker has a pretty impressive food menu available during the afternoon. The fried fish tacos are a standout and the carne asada fries are the ideal afternoon snack. There’s also a falafel burger and fried mushroom tacos for a plant-based alternative.

🍸 Drinks:
There are a variety of signature cocktails that are perfect for sipping poolside. Order the “Litty City” for an aromatic taste of tequila, pomegranate, and coconut. The “L.A. Breeze” will also do the trick for gin lovers, with flavors of berries, elderflower and basil. You can also order a punch bowl with a group of friends to fully get into the tiki spirit.

🎶 Music:
The music is mostly laidback and fits the atmosphere depending on the time of day you visit. On Friday nights they bring in a DJ who plays a range of hip hop, reggaetón and dance music to get the party going.

Ambiance:
You get the best of both worlds at Broken Shaker thanks to its distinctly beachy style against a backdrop of Downtown LA‘s tallest buildings. Also, the sparkling blue swimming pool isn’t just limited to hotel guests. Anyone is free to take a dip if you spend a minimum of $65 in food and beverages. Otherwise, you’ll find a hip and trendy crowd laying out during the day or mingling at the bar under the night sky.

📸 Photo Ops:
There are plenty of nooks and crannies to get a good photo. Best case scenario, you arrive at golden hour and can grab a shot with the pool and city skyline behind you.

😃 Happy Hour:
Happy hour at Broken Shaker Los Angeles runs Mon-Thursday from 3pm-6pm. The menu includes discounted bites and three featured cocktails. The “Guavafornication” is a game changer for margarita fans.

🛎 Hotels Nearby:
Freehand Los AngelesHotel Per LaAce Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

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Broken Shaker Los Angeles Info:

📍 Address:
416 W 8th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Hours:
Mon-Sun: 12pm-12am

📱 Contact:
(213)612-0021
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Pros:

  • Panoramic views of DTLA
  • Swimming pool open to the public
  • Delicious food and cocktails

Cons:

  • Not open when weather is bad
  • 4% employee healthcare fee included in bill
  • Food service ends at 7pm Sun-Thurs and 8pm Fri/Sat
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