Precinct

Precinct

Precinct DTLA Rock and Roll Gay Bar

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The space for leather, lipstick and bears. Downtown’s home base for drag and dancing. Where to have a Gay Ol' Time in Los Angeles... attracts a loyal and eclectic crowd. We’re so down for all of this. The Best of Downtown. Where to Be Gay in L.A.

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Precinct
3.9
Based on 438 reviews
stephan f.
08:04 01 May 24
Been here a few times. It's a really large queer space. Cool artwork on the walls. They have a whole stage area for shows. Bartenders seemed cool. I had...
Alex S.
02:29 06 Apr 24
As again I said Cole heads come here all the time so be careful cause you don't know who will bleed on you when they are trying to party so called. Never...
Terri S.
09:57 28 Mar 24
Love love love this venue! I have attended several Drag Brunches here and both the performers and the food were exceptional. I can't wait to visit again.
Ernesto N
05:48 21 Mar 24
Decided to go on my last night in Los Angeles, and it was very good. Johnny was great, he was attentive without being much. He made great drinks!But when his shift ended the next bartender, I didn't get his name, he barely looked at me when my drink was out, he kept talking to someone though. I had to move into his eyesight for him to get me another drink, twice. I was standing maybe 3 feet away.But let me tell ya, the chicken tenders are amazing! Johnny recommended them and he's right. He said they aren't the frozen kind but actually home made. So so very delicious!
Corey Piddington
20:01 27 Feb 24
Came here for a few events while visiting La. I can honestly say the food they serve is absolutely incredible. The chicken tenders are the best I’ve had. Big juicy and crispy. The staff are all friendly and professional. The lady who took my food orders on both days was an absolute credit to this place. Prices are very reasonable and the shows put on are well worth the money. There is some lovely pieces of art dotted around the venue and the mural in the smoking patio is incredible. Well worth a visit to anyone wanting to support LGBTQ+ venues.
Mike W.
12:16 02 Feb 24
This place used to be so much fun... now the events are bringing the straight crowd couples and big groups of girls. Not really sure why they need to go to...
Randi L Rubin
02:52 28 Jan 24
Came for Diva drag brunch! It was so much fun. Great performances and service. They had the Kylie minogue wines as an option. Definitely elevated our experience.
Jordan A.
14:25 27 Jan 24
Hands down my favorite LGBTQ+ bar in LA, no contest whatsoever. This place just has the correct vibes at all time. Being that I visit LA at least once every...
Nick N.
20:38 18 Jan 24
Best gay bar in LA. Full stop. This is where you can see REAL drag performances. I love it here! Shoutout to Meatball for always being an amazing host
Sammie Peters
10:38 14 Jan 24
Came here to watch drag race. It was a really fun vibe and I had a good time. The bartenders were super quick for how busy it was and were friendly. Drinks were well priced. I know times get really busy but the only frustration for me was that 4 of the bathroom stalls wouldn't lock and most of them were out of toilet paper so I found myself in a situation lol. Wish that wasn't the case but has a good time anyways.
Albert H.
12:31 02 Jan 24
The place here is just great to have a drink or a plate of hot chicken wings. The prices are relatively cheap compered to other local bars in Downtown Los...
Lordescissorhand
19:16 28 Dec 23
This is no safe place for people of the LGBT community!I was assaulted by 5 people at this bar and after the assault happened I was attacked by Precinct Security Staff. I was pinned to the ground by the security guards after the attack and then drug out of this bar on my behind on the concrete floor. Where the attackers were waiting for me at the entrance. I was threatened with bear mace once I was outside trying to gather my belongings and leave. This is no place for people of the LGBT community, I was not safe in this establishment and neither are you if someone attacks you.No one in this bar offered me medical assistance after I was attacked, they only furthered the attack.
Joe D.
02:09 25 Nov 23
Y'all are so trashy for closing the club down at 1:45 and the lady who runs the door is a rude piece of shit
Enrique F.
14:01 15 Nov 23
Has a great bear night on Sundays Nice staff fun place I don't drink and drive and I can easily get there from Pasadena on the train and it leaves me right...
Rebaal Arar
23:23 07 Oct 23
Wonderful drag show, and the bartenders were really friendly. I will be going there again for sure.
Keegan Williams
21:03 07 Oct 23
I’m happy others here had a better experience than I did. I went to Precinct for the first time a few weeks back and immediately got off to a bad start. The woman at the front was incredibly curt to me, as I was trying to clarify given the time and sign in front of her whether or not I had to pay cover. She treated me as if I should have known better to even ask and was very short with me. I was still confused if I had to eventually pay, and I saw it was cash only, so I asked where the ATM was just in case. She pointed wordlessly to the machine behind her and gave me a look like I was a total moron for daring to ask. I felt incredibly unwelcome.I got a Beyond burger, clarified I needed it vegan without dairy and the person who took the order confirmed they put it in as fully vegan, while I waited for my friends. After waiting about 20 minutes I got a burger with mayo on it. I have a dairy intolerance and had to get it remade, which took another 15 minutes. The tots were great and the person working the counter was much more pleasant, but the burger and food overall was not worth the time nor the price. Bar staff were fairly neutral as far as demeanor.Maybe it was just the crowd and the night, but I got a very “mean girl gay” vibe from almost everyone and ended up sitting on the patio by myself until my friends showed, didn’t stay much longer after that. There was one pleasant group of people who briefly sat at the table with me, an oasis in an otherwise sea of weird stares and just a general aura of unpleasantness, as I was alone, scoping out the unfamiliar space, and not drinking.I’ve followed Precinct for a while and was excited to go to an event there, but it was one of the most uncomfortable experiences I’ve had at an LGBTQ space in LA — and I go out often to other queer events and spaces alone with far different results, often with new connections and friends. I don’t often leave reviews but I was really crushed that I had such a poor experience after looking forward to finally checking this place out. I won’t be returning.
Bill W.
17:48 04 Oct 23
Great produced nights, fun mixed gay crowds with some queer fam sprinkled in. Somewhere between 1990s SF and 1980s NYC vibes. All shapes and sizes...
Lauren H.
03:04 24 Sep 23
cannot rave enough about this club!!! LOVE it so much and always take friends here to brag about how amazing this place is. unfortunately, the security on...
Diana R.
17:40 19 Sep 23
I attended the putería event on September 16. I have to say, I was very disturbed watching your gogó dancers prostitute themselves and allowing blow jobs by...
Tomá E.
17:20 10 Sep 23
best gay bar in LA imo! Weho is ok for baby gays and tourists, but it's not my scene. This place is pretty great tho, and they have fun drag nights. Also a...
Roger E.
21:17 05 Sep 23
The security they have is on a ego trip. Particularly the guy with the Afro. Lost business and taking it to weho.
Justin M.
19:22 04 Sep 23
love love love this establishment! wonderful crowd, reasonably priced drinks and beautiful location. I enjoy my time when I go to Precinct DTLA.
Ghufran Alkhamis
18:35 03 Sep 23
My friend’s phone got stolen after 10min of walking inside and paying 80$ cover and they weren’t empathetic at all. Also it’s ALL MEN. VERY uncomfortable place for women
Yula K.
20:30 29 Aug 23
Come for the drag shows and stay for the restaurant quality food! Had so much fun visiting here this weekend and loved the open space. Bartenders were very...
Chris P.
15:08 25 Aug 23
Mostly here because I also want a snarky retort from Jeremy L.
Adam W.
06:33 04 Aug 23
Precinct is my favorite bar in LA. It has a diverse crowd, good bar food, and space to move around. The staff is friendly and there is always a fun event...
George G.
17:41 02 Aug 23
Fun bar! Cute ambiance. Simon is the best bartender ever. So cool and cute! Yay. Can't wait to go back.
Toya G.
22:56 01 Aug 23
My friends and I saw a flyer on Instagram saying there was an 8pm drag show we arrived at 8pm & there was a sign saying it show starts at 11pm on a weekday...
Richard Hawkins
16:00 25 Jul 23
Might be one of the most fun nightclubs in LA. Very accepting environment, fun, and always a good people watching place. The drinks are reasonably priced, and the entertainment is always on point. Always recommend this place to friends.
Cameron N.
18:11 10 Jul 23
I had a great time at this club, and would definitely return but all my drinks were terrible. Lots of space, lively crowd, loud music.
Greg K.
18:49 09 Jul 23
I always like this place way more than we have. The people are down to earth and the drinks are potent. The bartenders are very friendly and I like the fact...
Dejan Markovikj
07:45 13 Jun 23
My phone (and wallet) got stolen during the Bearracuda party for pride weekend. The staff were not very helpful (ask for specific info so they can use the footage etc.) but just said they don't have my phone and there were 5+ phones missing that night.
Emery Ville
05:36 17 May 23
Precinct is awesome! The performers are great, the staff is wonderful and the drinks are good and strong. They also have a terrific drag brunch. I want to go here every time I visit LA!
Leanne V.
17:55 01 May 23
This review is only for Sundays, since I visited on a Sunday. Came here for a couple of drinks with a friend since we were in the area. The bar tender was...
Darren P.
16:25 26 Mar 23
This is bar far the best gay bar in downtown LA. (Currently 1 of 3). Drinks are pricey but the dance music (techno style) is fun. The service is a bit hard...
Keneil Beckford
02:43 22 Mar 23
Friends and I traveled from Florida to come here and see our favorite Drag queens perform. We stood in line for almost two hours. When we got to the door security wouldn’t let us in because my ID was expired. A bit of context; I am not a citizen and if you know the system you know it can take up to 6 months to get an ID back. I tried to present other ID to explain the situation but I was shut down. I understand rules but to every rule there’s an exception. I just think if TSA accepted my ID and I was able to travel from one coast to the next then security could have at least asked a manager if they’d be willing to make an exception. I’d even be happy with a no if there was some proving done.Edit: (because the person from the establishment who responded didn’t really read to understand) I presented alternate ID that wasn’t a driver’s license or state ID that was not expired but was shut down. I’ve worked in hospitality and restaurants for almost 10 years. I understand liquor licenses and laws. A better response would be admitting that you and your staff don’t feel comfortable accepting other forms of ID. Don’t be passive aggressive in a feigned attempt to sound “professional”. Just say you’re salty about the review girl.
Jacob Simon
23:13 11 Mar 23
It's a fun bar but watch your belongings because it has a reputation of phones getting stolen, had my phone & credit cards stolen here and then used to buy drinks from the bar that same night :'(
Cynthia R
22:49 19 Feb 23
Amazing place for a drag brunch. The performers were very entertaining. And I love that their bathrooms are all inclusive. My only grip was it took over an hr to get our food. The table behind us arrived after us but got their food before us, we think the waiter didn’t even put our order in. He claimed the steak in one of our orders was thick and needed to cook longer. Seriously dude? Lol. But anyways once we got our food it was very good,
Cynthia R.
14:47 19 Feb 23
Amazing place for a drag brunch. The performers were very entertaining. And I love that their bathrooms are all inclusive. My only grip was it took over an...
Steven
08:12 13 Feb 23
Drinks were ok but atmosphere is fun and the music was great!
Mario C.
20:20 23 Dec 22
Fun gay bar/club with really good events and food. It's a large space with a great airy space and large dance floor. Bar personal could be nicer but the...
Michael G.
21:12 09 Dec 22
Drinks are very well prepared. Worked with a Monito-sweet, followed by a Mojiito-strong and both were as requested.Caught during "happy hour" and it was a...
Lolis
08:10 02 Nov 22
I enjoyed this nightclub. The staff members were nice for the most part. I enjoyed the dancers a lot. I blew off all my cash on four male dancers, LOL that’s how great they were! One even gave me a hug before he got off stage. I’m from the Bay Area, and I think this is a very nice, large bar. Lots of space to go hang out in if you need some air or place to sit. I would come back.
Tim H.
16:27 31 Aug 22
So I was hesitant to go downtown for a bar. I mean, parking alone scares me. Well, it was not too hard. Valet parking, pay lots, and street options...
Aaron McCann
20:44 27 Aug 22
I love this place,, the drinks, the atmosphere, the bartenders and other employees. It has such a nice vibe compared to pretentious WeHo. I love the djs, music and drag shows, all 5 stars and top shelf! Excellent place for dancing and they have a nice outdoor balcony area overlooking LA, truly magical in my experience.
Adam Bou Hamdan
21:33 06 Aug 22
Definitely my go-to spot on Friday nights. The drinks aren’t overpriced, and the DJs are always on point with the song choices. The bartenders are friendly. People that are drinking tend to like cutting in lines, but I’ve noticed the bartenders knowing exactly who got there first lol
Donald Pedersen
06:05 25 Jul 22
Clearly, this place is more suited for the cliche gays with disposable income. Overpriced cover, overpriced drinks, and overpriced parking. It is surprisingly spacious inside; I’ll give it that.
Tom T.
13:19 24 Jul 22
Twice when in dtla during the day, after going to museums ect, my partner and I decided we would go support the community and check it out. I will never...
Oscar Hurtado
16:36 02 Jul 22
this place is always fun - good crowd, great drag shows and friendly service. The music is good too, especially all the Latino music which you can actually dance to!
Anuraag Verma
06:19 28 Jun 22
Had a terrible time on a Friday night. It was my first time there and I didn't know there was a cover charge for the drag show happening inside (which was a total letdown btw). The front desk person stamping people's arms was rude to me as if I was expected to know all the rules of the place The crowd was okay and the beer was okay too. Bartender was good and the beer was cheap at $5. Don't know how it is on other nights of the week.
Frank Cervantes
17:09 27 Jun 22
I had a great experience 😃😃😃😃 iand enjoy my experience.happy happy happy enjoy pride.also included in this also happy birthday to me too enjoy yourself have fun and been having dinner a review since Mickey's dance company! I'll be going back maybe this weekend again back please and I loved it enjoyed myself downtown LA
Gabriel T.
10:22 20 Jun 22
Such an amazing time!! This was our first drag brunch at the Precinct. We arrived with a reservation and were quickly escorted to our seats. It was a fairly...
Frank P.
06:22 13 Jun 22
I used to love Precinct, but during my last few visits, it's really gone downhill.At Bearracuda on Saturday we ordered two gin and tonics and the...
Brenda R.
20:40 11 Jun 22
Great drinks great atmosphere!! Drag night is awesome, very well drinks and great prices !!
Danny Fenty
02:22 30 May 22
First time here with my friend and we really enjoyed our night here, it was my birthday and I felt so happy with the ambiance, music, people and the dance floor. It was memorial weekend so it did get very packed but over all a fun experience! I hope to be back soon.
Robert Flores
06:45 18 May 22
Went this Saturday for my 1st time. Was crazy busy. Great place lots of Fun. I'll be back this weekend. Awesome shows & Music. Friendly Bartender & staff.
Keneil Beckford
07:44 15 May 22
Friends and I traveled from Florida to come here and see our favorite Drag queens perform. We stood in line for almost two hours. When we got to the door security wouldn’t let us in because my ID was expired. A bit of context; I am not a citizen and if you know the system you know it can take up to 6 months to get an ID back. I tried to present other ID to explain the situation but I was shut down. I understand rules but to every rule there’s an exception. I just think if TSA accepted my ID and I was able to travel from one coast to the next then security could have at least asked a manager if they’d be willing to make an exception. I’d even be happy with a no if there was some proving done.
Oscar P.
23:43 16 Apr 22
FYI the stamp they give you does not allow you back in. Pay ten dollars and went to get food to re enter and was denied. They're at full capacity and when...
Javier Pacheco
21:21 16 Apr 22
I had a fun time going solo last night, cheap cover $9 and beer was $6, for example in SFO last week cover was $15 and beer $8 while the show was meh.The crowd was welcoming and I didn’t felt out of place, felt very secure inside too.
Cøurtney S.
22:45 09 Apr 22
Drag Brunch at Precinct was an excellent experience. The staff were welcoming, quick, and super attentive the entirety of brunch- bottomless drinks were...
Walt Tramontana
17:59 08 Apr 22
It's a good time, but after just becoming a weekly regular I had to stop going 4 weeks ago because they're no longer requiring proof of vaccination at the door. I work in healthcare with people going into surgery, so it'd be immoral for me to attend.The place was becoming a weekly favorite, so I'm pretty disappointed. I guess it's back to the crawl and I'll eventually find somewhere else.
Alejandro David Dumas
06:47 17 Feb 22
I put 3 stars because i never knew this place existed. I have walked by here many times and never noticed it. Saturday i saw a security guard sitting outside and took the time to say hi. I asked what is upstairs he said gay bar i asked whats the name he said precinct i said oh and kept walking... I might stop by Saturday or Sunday for a drink or 2 or 3 or 4 🕺💃😛❤️ btw I'm single and looking for a cute boyfriend 😉 my social media is the same Alejandro David Dumas 💋
Angel M.
02:23 12 Feb 22
We went with friends tonight. All sober.had fun up until the security? Bouncer? Idk what this man was. But he literally chased my friend. Harassed her to to...
David G
01:03 30 Jan 22
Boom Bada boom clik clak clikity clack clack vogue the house down boots yas mama snap that wig that's the tea sis
Joseph E.
09:32 26 Jan 22
I have been coming to Precinct for several years now, it's become one of my favorite spots in all of Los Angeles. They host a plethora of weekly events,...
Barbara V.
17:03 23 Jan 22
Great place I really enjoy my time there the vibe was really good and the workers along with the people there were over all very nice. Mike a worker gave me...
Travis Johnson
03:38 10 Jan 22
Favorite bar in LA. Only thing that bothers me is that, they're okay with cigarettes on their balcony but not marijuana even though marijuana is way less deadly for you and legal in California.. dj is always great and the bartenders are amazing. They make great drinks and you should definitely take whatever recommendation they offer you if they offer one.
Christian Sanchez
18:57 09 Jan 22
Always a great time at Precinct! From generous drink pours to exceptionally welcoming crowd to vibrant shows, Precinct is the place to be. Highly recommend if you’re not sure what type of night you’re looking for as they have different sections with varying vibes. Definitely my favorite spot in LA.
Resa S.
20:17 03 Jan 22
I went on Latino night and honestly loved the playlist, service wasn't bad they were all very friendly.
Isaac Arriaga
22:02 30 Dec 21
Nice big kool place, very spacious to seat anywhere you want.
Joseph E.
11:05 28 Dec 21
Since I've written my review, I've seen this place make some necessary updates. Even though this year, my boyfriend and I moved further north, we still make...
Rick Yeh
04:55 06 Dec 21
Absolutely love this bar in downtown, and always recommend checking this place out for newcomers and visitors to LA. Great bartenders, fair prices, awesome events and entertainment, and a gem for queer nightlife outside of WeHo. The drag events that get thrown here are top notice.I wish the music on the dance floor was a bit lower though, as a few times I've forgotten my sound dampeners, I've left with ringing ears for several days. Definite hearing damage for everyone 🙁
Austin Hwang
10:16 05 Dec 21
Staff is rude and slow. Waited 20 mins in line. Then waited 30 mins in line with a slow bartender to get drinks, then they told everyone to leave at 1:45 and didn't let anyone use the bathroom. They close at 2 am and I had ample time to use the bathroom and leave by then. Take your business elsewhere
Austin H.
02:17 05 Dec 21
Staff is rude and slow. Waited 20 mins in line. Then waited 30 mins in line with a slow bartender to get drinks, then they told everyone to leave at 1:45...
David C.
01:08 30 Oct 21
My favorite bar and first review.... As a gay man on Halloween weekend I complemented a straight girl who was so very willing to grope me. After returning...
J R.
21:54 04 Oct 21
Omg. I would have never thought to order food at a gay bar but this place has the most amazing chicken tenders I have ever enjoyed. Highly recommend them...
Ma il
05:35 03 Oct 21
U need vaccine card to get in thanks for wasting my time. Sheep
Ramon I
03:02 20 Sep 21
Love going to the place once in awhile when I find time to, the bartenders are a good time very social group of guys Damous was one of the guys I met sweet guy and welcoming. I tend to do things alone but having somebody be open to chat and.introduce you to his group of friends is refreshing. Thanks guys I will definitely be returning
Quintin E.
22:55 19 Sep 21
Precinct is back full swing!Stopped in on an amazing Saturday Night in my Precinct best (an anniversary shirt courtesy Starrf*cker to support the bar...
Wade Martin
23:26 16 Sep 21
Good service. Friendly staff.
Anthony Amadeo
23:12 10 Sep 21
Always a fun time and great music
Cheyne A.
10:07 29 Aug 21
The line was ridiculous last night and after waiting in it reluctantly, we got to the front, my friend stepped 3 feet away to look at the hot dogs the...
Kourosh S.
18:54 19 Aug 21
Always find someone unique to dance with and sometimes shoot some hoops 😉 - love the variety of guys that visit this place!
Cameron E.
04:28 02 Aug 21
Had an enjoyable first time at Precinct for a Drag Race viewing party. The drinks were strong and I liked that the wait for a drink wasn't long at all...
Paul D.
19:33 23 Jul 21
It is absolutely *disgusting* how they are requiring proof of vaccination for entry. Do they seriously want another Club Pulse-like incident to happen???...
Mr R.
21:22 22 Jul 21
It's not just a pub.it's a gay bar. If you're young. Or if you're with someone young have them order. Give them yourself c.c.. if you're old or a little...
Jacob N.
08:01 07 May 21
I really hope this place made it through the pandemic ‍‍ i really had some amazing times here. I've even got star struck meeting legendary drag Queens like...
Carolyn Young
08:00 16 Oct 20
The appetizers might be the best part of this place. Make sure to try the french fries.
Elvira Frazier
07:03 15 Oct 20
A fun experience, and good flavors, although the Tilapia dish I ordered was EXTREMELY overcooked. Great atmosphere in the main restaurant, although we were seated in the "hut" in the back, and it was cold and quiet, so if you go, get seated in the main room. Un-intimidating menu which is nice for a first time Senegalese restaurant eater.
Bennett Ullrich
10:26 14 Oct 20
Talk about a wealth of culture! My homeboy's sis was having an event here I believe to support women's rights... It's like stepping into another country! The staff members were so cultured and authentic, the music and crowd were all so loud and fun it was like being at an indoor festival! It was packed but packed in a good way like packed full of LIFE! The drinks and food were amazing. Go here if you want to experience some culture and rare atmosphere.
Isaac Arriaga
20:59 22 Sep 20
Nice big place kool, to seat anywhere you want.
Macel Windy
07:24 21 Aug 20
I ordered a mojito and it was delicious with a heavy-handed pour of booze, just the way I like it. I had a Pimm's Cup too which had a great over-all gingery taste and was garnished with a crispy cucumber slice. The bartender chick making the tasty drinks was adorable and engaging. The dudes working with her were appropriately clad in hipster ensemble -- blue and red plaid button downs with straight black ties -- and I couldn't help remarking on the matching coincidence.
Lela Wolfe
06:31 27 Jul 20
Broke my heels here and asked for duct tape... was instead led backstage where several initially intimidating-looking but really sweet staff tried to fix my shoes. My shoes were goners so they gave me a pair of cute comfy sandals and a drink ticket! Later on in the night when I bumped into them again they asked how my shoes were holding up.
Elisa Rodriguez
11:09 18 Feb 20
One of the best pints of Guinness in the city (though that's not saying much, as I've found it hard to get one poured right in the States). The upstairs is cool too, with its pool tables and darts. Crowd consists mostly of locals, and the bartenders are pretty cool. Good conversation bar before the crowds on the weekend.
Sean B.
13:47 19 Jan 20
If you would have asked me how I felt about Precinct maybe two years ago I would have said it's a low key fun divey bar/club you can go to and always have a...
Quintin E.
12:34 15 Jul 19
The DTLA queer, bi and gay way to slay!First time here and I had a blast at this very all inclusive lgbtq+ bar / nightclub. Though Precinct is a...
Lennon L
22:17 04 Nov 18
My most visited gay bar in downtown, next to Redline. Now that Mattachine closed Precinct remains even more treasured! Queen Kong on Friday's & Trivia night on Tuesday's are m ut favorite.

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