Ebanos Crossing, DTLA

In LA Guide, Nightlife by LA Travel Magazine

With an endless selection of destinations to paint the town red in DTLA, it’s not always easy to hit the mark. Lately the club, lounge and bar scene is a bit uninspired but I was determined to find a new stomping ground for me and my girls. A visit to Ebanos Crossing off Hill Street did just that. From the moment we walked in, it was obvious that this spot was the perfect fusion of sexiness and sophistication, and from arrival to departure, EC inspired us with a night of memories!

The ambience and aesthetics of the cocktail bar are sleek and intimate. The dim lighting and red adornments fueled the fun, fiery vibe, and the prohibition era was reflected in the style and culture. Beautiful locals filled surrounding tables, and a DJ spun a range of music genres. The staff is well versed and gave us a rundown of the menu. Impressed by the extensive cocktail selection, we decided on the Jet Stream and Ebanos Old Fashion. The Jet Stream is made with Jamaican rum, crema de mezcal, ginger, Don’s mix, grapefruit and lemon juice. It is highly refreshing and zingy, which we loved! The Ebanos Old Fashion is made with bacon infused Bourbon, chichicapa, mezcal, agave and angostura bitters. The sweet and salty mixtures of the agave and bacon are fantastic and unique!

The Happy Hour menu consists of interesting twists on traditional bar food, and includes tapas style plates like empanadas filled with ropa vieja and served with aji, as well as chicken sliders served marinated and fried with pickled jalapeno slaw and chipotle aioli. We came to enjoy a night of drinks and dancing, but the food looked and smelled amazing so we will certainly be back to take advantage of the specials again soon!

The crowd was energized, which was clearly powered by the vibe and surroundings. Before we knew it, we had danced the night away and enjoyed a few drinks. Overall, our experience at Ebanos Crossing in Downtown Los Angeles was unforgettable, and we will certainly be back for more!