Villains Tavern Dana Hollister

Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


Villains Tavern

1356 Palmetto St. (S. Santa Fe Ave.) Send to Phone
213-613-0766 | Menu
A neighborhood bar offering small plates with a "villainous" twist.


Cuisine

Open
Dinner Tues.-Sun.
Open late
Features

* Click here for rating key



Villains Tavern, Los Angeles, CA


Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.


Villains Tavern Restaurant Review

: Restaurateur/interior designer Dana Hollister (Cliff’s Edge) is behind Villains Tavern in downtown L.A. The Gothic space features deep red walls and ornate vintage chandeliers, along with two patios with an outdoor bar and stage. From the formidable antique bar (salvaged from a nineteenth-century New York tavern), friendly bartenders pour two dozen draft beers and a selection of cocktails made with fresh ingredients. Beers are served in icy Ball jars and can be mixed with a shot of liquor---anything from Gosling’s dark rum to Sazerac rye---for a so-called Villains Mix & Match. Signature cocktails include hanzo (Plymouth gin, mint, cucumber and citrus) and Brazilian-inspired cerberus (cachaça, white peach and pineapple). Addictive fried chickpeas are the favorite bar snack here, but there is some bona fide food to go along with the ample libations, such as a half-pound burger topped with a bacon-cherry marmalade, and an aged cheddar grilled cheese with a tamarind chili.





REVIVE at Vibiana by Chef Neal Fraser
REVIVE AT VIBIANA | GAYOT.com

Enjoy an evening of acrobatic circus feats and culinary treats at REVIVE at Vibiana by chef Neal Fraser's Redbird in downtown Los Angeles. See GAYOT's photos.





WINE OF THE WEEK | GAYOT.com

GAYOT's Wine & Spirits Editor presents the
Wine of the Week, featuring tasting notes as well as history on the vineyards and winemaker.

DINING IN PROVENCE

The charm of Provence right on your table.

Read the article and see photos.

Whisky Fudge RecipeA Whisky Fudge Recipe for a (very) sweet moment and treat.

Get the recipe.