DTLA Fireplace Crawl Recap

The Perch

I have wanted to do a fireplace crawl for several years now but by the time I was ready to do so, it always got too warm. I’m glad I organized this field trip to some of Downtown Los Angeles’ coziest fireplaces this past Wednesday.

First we went to The Perch which was partially the inspiration for a crawl in DTLA. I had a Jacques Collins since I liked it previously.

oysters at the Perch

This night, The Perch was having a jazz and oysters night. We were treated to Baja Cove, a briny oyster and Eagle Rock which is from Washington. Those oysters were more creamy and my favorite.

cordon bleu poppers


We also had the Cordon Bleu poppers and my favorite mussels. All great since it appeared that a fireplace crawl required some time to contemplate rather than a speedy bar crawl.

mini dogs

The Perch then sent out mini hot dogs. As a tribute to the street vendors down below, they’re going to start offering mini hot dogs as part of the late night menu.

The Perch really does have one of the best views of the city. I am thinking about a patio or even better, a rooftop crawl in the Spring or Summer. We’ll be back!

The Perch

448 S Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90013 – (213) 802-1770

Bar | Kitchen

Since we spent so much time at the Perch, we decided to skip Library Bar and go straight to Bar | Kitchen where the large fireplace was going in the lobby. We camped out and proceeded to order several “crack” tater tots and even scored a half-order with a foursquare checkin (thanks Wilson’s Where To Guide for the tip!).

crack tots

In honor of the new Chapter & Verse lab opening, I had the Chapter & Verse (rye, Amontillado sherry, amaro, elderflower, Benedictine, bitters). It’s not open to the public but I hope to see it one day.

The fireplace is magnificent but I do love the bar more.

Bar | Kitchen

819 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017 – (213) 623-9904

Cana Rum Bar

We hopped a block and half away to Cana Rum Bar. The fireplace was occupied so we got a couple of drinks at the bar until it cleared out.

Eastern Sour

Eastern Sour– Buffalo Trace bourbon, fresh lemon, Cana’s own orgeat, bitters


Queen’s Park Swizzle

Queen’s Park Swizzle– Banks Five Island rum, lime, mint, raw turbinado sugar, bitters

Beautiful and just the kick of warmth I needed to go outside to sit by the fireplace.

Our bartender promised us he’ll work on a warm drink the next time I come in.

Cana Rum Bar

714 West Olympic Boulevard., Los Angeles, CA 90015 – (213) 745-7090

Thanks to everyone who made it to the fireplace crawl! I was recently given a list of more bars in LA with fireplaces so this could become a regular feature- fireside chat with the Minty!