WHY HERE: You don’t see many one-story buildings in the middle of DTLA these days. This rejiggered Irish tavern is housed in a historic building originally built in 1916 as a general store and Turkish bathhouse. A restaurant by day and pub by night, Casey’s keeps things simple with a menu of pub grub (wings, sliders) and a notable selection of whiskys, Irish and otherwise.
WHY NOW: Cocktails are great, but it’s also nice to have a regular no-frills bar where drinks come for less than 10 bucks. Sidle up to the bar at Casey’s to catch a game or play your own—the 10,000-square-foot bar is outfitted with billiards and ping-pong tables.