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Bar Clacson Brings Big Cocktail Firepower to Broadway in Downtown

Some heavy hitters are going all in on a new all-day space

A drink from the upcoming Bar Clacson in Downtown
213 Hospitality
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.

Big bar news for Downtown drinkers: the 213 Hospitality team is at it again. That team of Cedd Moses and Eric Needleman is about to embark on their latest endeavor known as Bar Clacson, dropping a moody space onto Broadway just steps from Grand Central Market and nearly right next door to under-construction craft beer bar Bernadette’s.

As the LA Times notes, 213 is also reaching out to collaborate with none other than Eric Alperin of Varnish fame, as well as Richard Boccato of Dutch Kills in New York City. The plan is to offer daytime service at Bar Clacson, making the place a coffee and grab-and-go option during daylight hours (there will also be a menu for dining in), before transitioning into a cocktail destination at night. Look for pastries (on weekends), sandwiches, charcuterie, and lots of simple cocktails on tap.

The address itself will offer indoor seating as well as a patio and separated bar and cafe areas. There will also be an indoor pétanque court, in keeping with the tradition of places like Block Party in Highland Park and Downtown’s Arts District Brewing as destinations for both drinking and games.

If all goes well, Bar Clacson should come online before the end of the month, keepings hours from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, with an early opening at noon on Saturday and Sunday.

Bar Clacson
351 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA