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Mikkeller, Downtown LA
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Mikkeller Bar Is a Downtown Drinking Game Changer

Inside the internationally beloved beer bar and restaurant

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 time has finally come for Mikkeller Bar, the massive new Downtown all-around space that’s sure to change the way people in South Park drink.

If you’re not familiar with Mikkeller, you should be. The international company is widely considered to be among the most influential craft beer bars anywhere, with locations extending from Korea to Copenhagen to Reykjavik. Owner Mikkel Borg Bjergsø has partnered with Chuck Stilphen, owner of the San Francisco outlet, to completely overhaul the former Discount Tire Center on Olympic, and the final results are rather stunning.

The entire building has been pulled back to its bare bones, showing off the tall open ceilings above. There’s an amazing amount of glass frontage to the place as well, letting customers belly up to the windows or choose from the booths, tables, or bar seating inside. The main dining and drinking area can fit 150 comfortably, and there’s a separate casual takeaway coffee and pastry option at the end of the building as well.

When all is said and done, expect a full lineup of beer, craft cocktails, and food from chef Enrique Cuevas (Spring), with drinks pushing from dozens of taplines that flow through the place. Coffee, kombucha, cold brew, and pastry will still operate in the mornings as well, with evening hours going until late.

The official opening for the full 7,600 square foot space is February 10, though the coffee takeaway Kaffebaren is slinging AM options right this very second. Hours for the coffee side run 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the full dinner experience in February offering hours from 5 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Wednesday, with an extension to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Expect lunch hours down the line as well.

Mikkeller DTLA
330 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

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