Lock & Key

Row 1

239 S Vermont Ave (at 3rd St)
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(213) 389-5625
$ $
Tue–Sat: 7:00 PM–2:00 AM Sun: 5:00 PM–Midnight

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  • If you don't feel like guessing where the door is out of the bazillion doorknobs in the entry way, ask the door guy for help.
  • Try old money if you enjoy scotch
  • Ktown's got speakeasy-style drinking (R Bar, anyone?). Lock & Key now has food service (that's rumored to be pretty good), so that puts it at the top of the list for us.
  • Great music, great drinks,great people
  • Men's bathroom is the one down the hall.
  • As long as you're not looking to every actually get anything to drink, you should be fine.
  • Busy late night crowd, good seems good, drinks are good, parking is tough
  • The doorknob to the far right will lead you into the bar (not telling you the exact one though...)
  • Get Lust and Strawberry Mule was fantastic here!
  • The door guy is a cutie
  • Wasn't excited about the required bottle service or $250 punch bowl purchase on Sunday at 5pm for outside tables... But nice ambience and good drinks. Hostess was very "L.A.". Great low key spot
  • Its only jammin if DJ LADY SHA is on the ones & twos!!
  • Ladies, wear shoes you aren't afraid to be standing around in. There aren't many seats outside. Also, don't do what I did (wear stiletto heels) because the planks outside will trap your heels.
  • Ruben is awesome!
  • If you don't know what to drink ...ask the bartender to make u one..
  • Food, atmosphere and price were great!
  • The low-key facade and menagerie of door knobs disguising the entry makes this bar a true hidden gem. The drinks are expertly crafted, food is great especially the fried PBJ and staff really friendly.
  • Fun dance spot with pretty good DJs and fun Sunday school day parties on Sundays but a bit disorganized as far as the line goes.
  • Lock & Key was voted theBest Hidden Gem Date Spotby OkCupid users in the first-ever Daters' Choice Awards! Tap Read more for additional date spot categories in Los Angeles. #daterschoice
  • Dress code is bizarre: they'll freak out if you wear a hat but allow cargo shorts?