DTLA locals love a good dive bar, right? Well, Mal’s Sports & Lounge Bar on Hill Street at 24th Street (just south of the 10 Freeway) is a great one. I wouldn’t really call this neighborhood DTLA, but it’s close enough. We found this place when we were invited there for a birthday party. It might look a little sketchy on the outside, but it’s nice inside with friendly staff and patrons.
According to Mal’s Facebook page, “Mal’s Bar is the kind of place you can come to, and get a good drink, book a birthday party, enjoy up and coming live bands, meet great people and overall have a great time.” Plus, drinks are cheap! Mixed drinks start at just $6 all day and all night. Mal’s has a nice selection of bottled beer and several brands on tap, including Blue Moon, Fat Tire, Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada, Widmer Hefeweisen and Mal’s Hefeweizen. Bottled beer is just $3 from 1 to 9pm, and $4 from 9 to 2am. Beer on tap is $4 from 1 to 9pm, and $5 from 9 to 2am.
Mal’s Facebook page boasts, “Mal’s Bar where our drinks are strong and our beer prices are the bomb all day all night long.” Mal’s is open Monday through Saturday. It is closed on Sundays.
Mal’s Bar 2331 South Hill Street (at 24th Street) 213.746.2177