336 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9001334.050793 -118.249747
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Historic Core, Central LA
A small bar with loud music. A place where you can chill, get drinks, and dance. There are 2 bars. One located on the inside and the other in the outside patio. The music is mixed. They throw in some 80's as well as new stuff. Drinks are hard to get and can take long as some of the bartenders take there time and don't try to serve you. However I had a good time here.
I've spent many a time here, and at this point it's a downtown classic. The red lights and tiny mariachi stage frame the dance floor, which will be hopping, especially on weekends or special nights. Cool patio too.
Great People! I love La Cita on punky/reggae friday nights! There is lots of different people and a great atomsphere! I heard alot of bad reviews about the bartenders and door men but, everytime I go I have great experiences with them. Plus, they allow in and outs! You know what that means! So, check it out if you like dancing to the reggae music!!!
Not free before 11 – Went Friday night at 10:40 after hearing it was free before 11. The girls in front of us were charged a $5 cover, despite saying, "We thought it was free before 11!" The doorman said no, free before 10:30. Either these guys are pocketing the $5 or the policy changed. Either way, a very fun bar with great areas to chill. We met some interesting characters and one of my friends hooked up. A good time.
REGGEA REGGEA REGGEA!!!!! – WHO KNEW I WOULD FIND SOME REGGEA, SKA, GOTH, DARKWAVE, EBM IN THE DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES? IT IS RARE TO FIND A GOOD SPOT TO LISTEN TO SOME GOOD MUSIC NOW ADAYS WITH THE MUSIC INDUSTRY BEING TURNED INTO A MONSTER OF TEENY BOPER POP FIASCO!!!!! I SAY SCREW THE MAINSTREAM RADIO AND HEAD OUT TO RADIKAL'S RADIO!!!!! AT LEAST THOSE FELLOWS KNOW WHAT THEY'RE ARE PLAYING!!!!
EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY 9-2AM
For a guy who hates bars and dancing - I love this place – A couple of friends took me here, I had been my it a number of times in the past but always wrote it off as a some dirty downtown LA bar filled with gangsters so I never went in. Turns out I was totally wrong. This place rocks.
It's a cool place with regular people and not filled with the "I'm so cool" Hollywood types nor the "I live on the Westside" snobs. They play different music each night so be sure to find out what they're doing before you go. If you like to dance it's a fun place to dance too.
The beer is cheep, the bartenders are cool and the cover is super cheep too. Unlike two other reviewers the door men have always been cool and polite.
They don't serve food. The outdoor patio is nice but it's filled with freaking smokers so that's the only downside with that.
Give it a shot, if you want to get away from the snobs and wannabes, give downtown a visit.
Avoid the door-man – A total fiasco, does he really think that he work in Studio 54?!?! This is just a hole in the wall, so please chill-out and relax dude!! anyways, since you can?t avoid the door-man, then don?t even go. Choose another place better and you?ll be more happier, trust me? xoxo XalliGirl
La Cita- Punky Reggae Party – My first time at La Cita ' PRP' sucked . I'm torn by the good/bad experience had. The place is totally trendy, L.A. hipsters, punks, 20 year olds, 30 year olds...all walks of life. Serious good time potential if you base it on the location and structure. The patio was really nice but the sound system was terrible. Either turn off all the music outside or get a decent PA system. Patio is roomier than the inside bar. Adorable decor and plenty of table/seats to hang out. Decent size dance floor which gets packed despite the low music. Inside was overcrowded to max capacity and they were still letting people in. Music was very good and blended for the eclectic crowd. The bouncers had a heavy 'velvet rope' attitude. If you're not a hot girl expect to get serious attitude from these jerks. My two friends and I made the mistake of going out once through the front door for a smoke break. Although we asked the bouncer if it was cool to go out and come back in and he said yes, my male friend was not 'remembered' when we tried to go back in. He was made to stand in a ridiculously long line when he had been there consuming their overpriced drinks all night. Yes, drinks are over priced and the bartenders not very friendly. Stick to beer if you make it to La Cita. The inside bar had the worse bartender I've come across in so many years of clubbing in L.A. Rude skinny white girl with no mixing skills to speak of. Cursed at me for tipping over her empty fruit trays when I reached for a lime for my beer. Last time I checked I was the customer and this didn't make a difference to the nasty little thing behind the bar. To management- can her and can the meat heads shoving the crowd out like cattle at the end of the night when the lights come on. The employees are a deterrant to establishing regulars who appreciate good service along with groovy ambiance. So long as you dont deal with the bouncers and have a beer instead of mixed drinks, its a really nice place to hangout.
shake your groove thang – the tiny dance floor fills up with sweaty bodies yearning to be funky. the smoking patio is huge and quiet enough for an actual conversation. yes yes yes, icky hipsters but if you think about it we might all actually be icky hipsters.
thursdays at La Cita, fridays at PYT – so much fun at danceright @ La Cita on Thursday nights! cheap drinks, great DJs, hipster crowd. If you come here on a saturday night, you'll find yourself in a little bar in Mexico.
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