There are cocktail lounges that claim to be free of pretense, and then there’s the Downtown Cocktail Room. Located in the burgeoning Fremont East entertainment district, this cozy bohemian cocktail room serves up potent handcrafted concoctions from seasonal menus. And while you’re imbibing, D.C.R. advises that talk of religion and politics be kept to a minimum. That is, unless you are a priest, rabbi or politician. In which case, they say, it is probably past your bedtime anyway.
Downtown Cocktail Room
111 Las Vegas Blvd. South
—Steve Basilone, Custom Publishing WriterCopyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times