Villains Tavern

Top choice bar in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

Behind Villains Tavern is restaurateur and interior designer Dana Hollister, who turned a run-down Arts District deli into this dark-wood and iron den of bluesy cool. There’s a salvaged bar top, church-pew seating, high ceilings dangling with vintage chandeliers and a 1600-sq-ft open-air patio where live folk, bluegrass and outlaw country rocks the stage.