One-Eyed Gypsy: New Cocktail Den Downtown

one-eyed-gypsyPatrons are transported to the 1930s when they step into One-Eyed Gypsy, a sumptuous downtown cocktail bar with an imaginative interior by Dana Hollister, responsible for such design-oriented dives as Villains Tavern.

In the shell of the old Santa Fe Hotel (fun fact: The building holds one of L.A.’s oldest liquor licenses), vintage carnival games fill the space, such as a photo booth, a fortune-telling machine and two Skee-Ball machines that dispense tickets redeemable for food and drinks at the bar. Live entertainment offerings include rock bands, dancers and performance artists. Try a creatively named cocktail such as the Surly Sailor—rum, Bacardi 151, pineapple and lime juices and fresh blackberries—or the Riddler’s Punch, with vodka, red wine, blood orange, lemon and lime juices and bitters. 901 E. 1st St., downtown.

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