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This Is Your Last Weekend To Enjoy Bar 107 Forever

A decade's worth of fans will be there showing some suport.

Fans at Bar 107
Fans at Bar 107
Bar 107
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

The Downtown construction boom has been a windfall for lots of landowners in the once less-than-ideal neighborhood, but it has also forced the undue shutter of lots of mom and pop operations and dive bar classics. Case in point: Bar 107, which is throwing one long, final party this weekend.

Not that the news should be a big surprise. Bar 107’s days as one of the last great dive bars in Downtown have been numbered for a while, and just over a month ago word spread that the outlandish party spot on 4th Street was hitting the burn pile thanks to an unresolved lease dispute.

Longtime fans of the off-kilter band nights and wealth of velvet paintings have been pumping Bar 107’s Facebook page with well-wishes and memories over the past few weeks, and things are sure to only intensify prior to the June 1 shutdown. That’s also true for the party scene happening at the crusty spot with the keyhole door — expect massive crowds to hit the dance floor and try to sell out of all the PBR in the world by Saturday night. Of course, if you're a real pro, you'll get down there at 6 a.m. to start the party, right when they open their doors.

According to some well-placed source, the decade-old bar owned by Vee Delgadillo is in for a scrub-up, as the Barclay Building owners hope to turn the space into their very own drinking spot — with upscale prices to match. So, for the foreseeable future at least, it’s so long to Bar 107, a Downtown drinking legend.

Bar 107

107 W 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 625-7382