Guide to the Arts District

Guide to the Arts District

Bon Temps joins the Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District community as a place for the neighborhood to gather and break bread. The Arts District is home to many creatives and full of interesting pockets to explore. While you are in the neighborhood, take a walk to any of the surrounding spots and gathering places near Bon Temps:

House of Machines | 2028 E 7th Street

Created to be the essential bricks and mortar meeting house for a community, a beacon against the white noise of everyday life, the House of Machines is the personification of many passions; all things finely curated, well crafted, and purposefully made. House of Machines exists to serve a deceptively simple goal – to bring together man, woman, and machine.

Urban Radish | 661 Imperial Street

A family-owned market with everything from local berries to hand-cut meats, Urban Radish is an eatery serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. For the neighborhood, they are curators, creators, and matchmakers, serving our community the best way they know how – with good food.

Bestia | 2121 E 7th Place  

Husband-and-wife team Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis keep the Arts District busy with their first restaurant Bestia. Around the corner from Bon Temps, the restaurant serves up some of the neighborhoods most innovative Italian dishes with a heavy dose of California influence. Reservations are highly encouraged.

The Firehouse Hotel | 710 S Santa Fe Avenue

An independent boutique hotel, restaurant, event space, and coffee bar, right across the alley from Bon Temps, the hotel is housed in a historic 1927 firehouse. Inside, nine suites are each uniquely designed to ensure comfort during both short and long-term stays in the neighborhood. A destination to drink, dine and dwell, The Firehouse Hotel is proud to welcome you as their guest.

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles | 1717 E 7th Street

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) is a center of artistic experimentation and incubator of new ideas. Founded in 1984 as the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) and reestablished in 2017 with a new identity and home in Downtown Los Angeles, ICA LA builds upon a distinguished history of bold curatorial vision and innovative programming to illuminate the important untold stories and emerging voices in contemporary art and culture through exhibitions and events.

Arts District Wine | 1948 E 7th Street

The Arts District location of Silverlake Wine is the epicenter of high-quality artisanal wine, beers, and spirits made by small producers from across the globe. They seek out the innovative, the imaginative, the meticulously crafted, and hand-curate an excellent selection to bring you the best of the best. Many of the wines in their shop are organic and biodynamic, made by family-run wineries; all are delicious.

Dover Street Market | 608 Imperial Street

Dover Street Market is a multi-brand retailer originally located on Dover Street, in Mayfair, London with posts in New York City, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing and now, the Arts District. Dover Street Market was created by Rei Kawakubo of Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons and her husband Adrian Joffe, housing some of the most innovative brands in town.

Blue Cut Aprons | Arts District

Blue Cut is the creation of Chachi Prasad and Karam Kim, a husband and wife design team, who are the founders of the premium denim line Bishop.  The duos are New York City natives who cut their teeth on Fashion Avenue, working for Calvin Klein, John Varvatos, Yigal Azrouel and Oscar-by-Oscar de La Renta. Their expertise includes design, manufacturing, and creating brands from concept to scale — including jackets for the crew at Bon Temps.

Arts District Park | 501 S Hewitt Street

The bustling neighborhood finds some respite in the small Arts District Park, located near local favorites Urth Caffe and Resident. With many young families living and working throughout the Arts District, the park is a gathering place for the next generation to grow up in the neighborhood. The adults work hard during the day in the Arts District, and the kids, well, they play.