This sprawling, Latin Quarter-inspired hideaway near Staples Center is probably the only cocktail bar in town that requires an exclusive membership. The $20 annual fee, however, is a blessing in disguise, preventing the bar from becoming too crowded with concertgoers and allowing patrons to sip their way through the collection of 140 rare and small-batch rums in relative peace. Cocktails range from expertly made classics—including the best Daiquiri in L.A.—to elaborate tropical concoctions. Converse with the well-traveled bartenders while perched on a padded leather swivel chair, or join Downtown’s aspiring moguls under the patio skylights for a perfectly rolled cigar.
- craft cocktails
- lots of rum
- outdoor / patio
What to drink
Rum & Coconut Water, a healthy slug of blackstrap rum poured inside a freshly cracked young coconut. That’s it.
Caña Rum Bar members can bring in up to six guests at time; Fridays from 6-8 p.m. is La Hora de Oro, where no membership is needed to enter.