107 West 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9001334.048403 -118.247601
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central LA, Historic Core
I will give a reluctant thumbs up to bar 107. It's a dive. It's loud as hell, filled with kitschy decorations, and they serve stiff drinks. It gets too crowded on weekends, and security staff is over zealous which is a drag. But if you're getting hammered, this is a fun place.
Great Bar Ruined by Management – I have had my past experiences with the owner of this bar, which included her screaming at my boyfriend in his face over something someone else did- and me getting kicked out. That is not my reason for disliking Bar 107. About a year ago, one of the security guards pushed a girlfriend of mine, and a guy we were with got upset and stuck up for her. The security guard pulled out mace and tazors- not cool. My friends are now BANNED for life from the bar we used to go to 3+ times a week. It's just a very dramatically run bar, when drinking should be fun. It should be bought by the 213 group. At least they know what they are doing.
Unposlished hidden gem – If you want a bar with character, this is one of them. My friend and I went bar hopping this past saturday and we had gone to 7th Grand, Broadway, the golden gopher and another one that i don't remember the name. I then asked a random guy on the street and recommended 107. And it was by far the funnest bar to go to. Its a casual atmosphere where no one is pretentious. If you want to put on slacks or a dress, this bar is really not for you. If you just want to have a good time, i definately recommed it. After this bar, we went on to redwood and the edison, but decided to finish off the night back at 107. I read that there was poor customer service, but my experience was great. Plus, alot of girls from the downtown lofts were there. and were down to earth.
I love it! – This place is great! The decor is humorous and lively. There are 3 different places to hang out, by the bar in booths, by the stage and photo booth or outside. Perfect place to go to when you dont wanna worry about a dress code and just want to be a social butterfly. Love it so much I celebrated my birthday there and I didnt hear one complaint from my friends (even those that prefer to go out to clubs).
Worst crowd in the world – Skid row clientele, dirty streets, people who act like they've been let loose from prison hang here and make terrible noise outside.
Hollwood DOUCHEBAGGERY need not apply... – After reading other reviews, I felt like I need to write one. Im speaking for the people who ACTUALLY do frequent this hidden treasure in downtown. My girlfriends and I love Wednesday nights there because of the 'Bong, Gong show Kereoke show'. It great to see some American Idol wannabe get up there and get BOOED and GONGED! Because of this, there are always really good singers who show up for the prize Bong, its always a good show either way. Cinco De Mayo brings a great drink special: No pants= cheap drinks! I was a little confused when I saw so many people in there whitey-tighties, but I asked the bartender and he brought me up to speed.
This bar has it regulars, and of course a homeless neighbor wanders in from time to time, thats one of the many kwerks about going out downtown. I'd rather deal with that than Long lines, pretentious doormen, barbiedoll wannabe's and Loser nobodys dressed in Ed Hardy gear smelling like waaaay too much cologne which seem to any and everywhere in hollywood! Bartenders have always been friendly to us.. However I can say none of my friends go out DOWNTOWN with a HOLLYWOOD attitude. Bottom line if you come to this bar and act like you are somebody.. no one cares.
horrible service and surroundings – This bar is host to some of the more pathetic people in downtown. The homeless from skid row are always there. The karaoke night is the only thing worth going for, and even it stinks most of the time. I'm sure you could find meth here if you need it. Oh, and it smells bad all the time. Me and my friends will never return. Downtown has so many other, nice places to go.
bad music, bad vibe... – My girlfriends and I went out downtown and while being female and used to guys being perverts, we were totally sexually assaulted here. The bartenders are rude and shady with the bills and when this guy wouldn't leave my friend alone we tried to get the barbacks and door guys to help. I guess they knew the guy or didn't care because they seemed more interested in shining flashlights in our face and telling us to "clear the path" than trying to help. Not only will I never go back here but judging from the previous reviews, I'm certainly not alone. Treating people the way we were treated is not only gross, but when it's compared to so many other bars in LA, there seems no reason why this place should ever be visited, especially by ladies. And I try not to be judgmental but the amount of homeless peddlers here - inside and out - is disgusting.
what a waste of a what could be a cool space in downtown LA
no reason to go here unless you want to be assaulted
a very poor excuse for a gathering place for fellowship of man
yeah sure this place might be "kick butt" if youre a local drunk loser
sorry but ms. pac-man and bad booze just cant cover the stench of what 107 really is
its highly likely if you do somehow stumble upon this den of decay
you will see innocents, males and females, getting assaulted with no regard by bouncers
or maybe a bouncer senselessly beating a man for being too drunk
these are common occurances at 107
beware & stay away, there are infinite better places to go
poor staff, poor drink selection, filthy – When you walk into 107 your first thoughts are positive due to the decor, but those thoughts quickly turn around when you go to order a drink. After getting the attention of the "holier-than-thou" bartenders your choices on draft consist of miller high life, the champagne of losers, and miller high life. If you're a liquor drinker then that won't matter much but it does set the tone for the quality of other aspects of this scene. The bathrooms are filthy to no end and what initially sells itself as a hole-in-the-wall is really just a trash haven, with occupants and staff to match. The owner seems to be a loud, irrational psycho and when you run a business that doesn't cater to those who spend money, you're an idiot. good luck. i wish you lots of success slanging "high life" to low-lifes.
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