Cocktails and food from Here & Now in Downtown Los Angeles

Here & Now

Here & Now permanently closed on August 6th, 2023.

This unassuming bar in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District is a neighborhood favorite thanks to its charming sophistication. Inviting events like bingo night, karaoke night, and the annual Christmas pop-up Blitzen’s are just a few reasons people love to visit this cozy space. Grab a seat at the bar to chat up the friendly staff or booth seating to catch up with friends. Here & Now is also kind of the perfect date night bar if you’re looking to add a new spot to the rotation. No matter why you stop by, you’ll be guaranteed a welcoming, good time.

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Cocktails and food from Here & Now in Downtown Los Angeles
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Here & Now Details:

🍔 Food:
The food menu rotates depending on the season. They serve anything from burgers, to sandwiches to salads. The food’s a bit pricey for what it is, but when hunger strikes, you’ll appreciate it.

🍸 Drinks:
The cocktail menu is made up of handcrafted selections with thoughtful ingredients. The Christmas cocktails include variations on seasonal drinks like egg nog and cider in festive glassware.

🎶 Music:
The playlist is curated to match the vibe, not usually too loud or distracting. Every once in a while they’ll even have a live band come through.

Here & Now is the perfect mix of cozy and chic. Bold woods, metal hardware and art deco-inspired patterns bring a warmth to the space that’s undeniable. There aren’t many unpretentious places in LA, but this spot happens to be one of them. During the holidays is the best time to visit, with Blitzen’s Christmas decorations, seasonal menus and carolers getting people in the spirit. Just make sure you book a reservation ahead of time! Also, the fun of the Christmas décor is inside so request indoor seating if you can.

The bar at Here & Now in Downtown Los Angeles
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📸 Photo Ops:
If you come during the Christmas pop-up, be sure to get a photo with the surprisingly realistic falling “snow” out front.

🛎 Hotels Nearby:
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🎥LALA Guide TikTok: Blitzen’s @ Here & Now

Here & Now Info:

📍 Address:
300 S. Santa Fe Ave., Ste. N
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Tue-Thurs, Sun: 5pm-12am
Fri-Sat: 5pm-1am

📱 Contact:
(213) 262-9291


  • Festive themed decor
  • Beautiful design and ambiance
  • Friendly staff and patrons


  • Food can be pricey
  • Outdoor seating isn't as festive as inside
  • Wait for a table can be long
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