Bottege Louie: This airy, open space with neo-classical touches serves up beautiful fare all day long in the heart of Downtown LA. Whether it's sandwiches, salads, gorgeous pastries, some gourmet products, or a dirty martini, Bottega Louie offers it all. If you're in the area you must check it out, it's quite a sight to behold.
The Lab: You don't have to be a chemistry major to enjoy this USC adjacent bar. Polished and concept-driven, The Lab has fun with its theme by serving beer in beakers, and using test-tubes as vases. If you're in the area looking for a drink, this is definitely a departure from your usual college dive.