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Golden Gopher

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A Dark, Faded Beauty

The Golden Gopher is a faded beauty in the best way. It's supposedly the oldest bar in DTLA. We... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
jennifer s
Tacoma, Washington
Outstanding Small Bar

We were staying near downtown and looking for a place to have a few drink and conversation to wrap... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Deep South Texas
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11 Aug 2017
“A Dark, Faded Beauty”
24 Jul 2016
“Outstanding Small Bar”
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417 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014-3000
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

The Golden Gopher is a faded beauty in the best way. It's supposedly the oldest bar in DTLA. We were pleasantly surprised by the diversity and friendliness of the clientele. The bar has a decent selection of spirits - but it's not the widest variety,...More

1  Thank jennifer s
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We were staying near downtown and looking for a place to have a few drink and conversation to wrap up a long work weekend and came across this place. I was impressed by the cool retro décor, along with the gopher lamps. The bar is...More

Thank 2fromTX
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

I had seen this place on TV and was excited to try it out when we were in LA. It did not disappoint. Really cool, hipstery atmosphere, pool table, packed with all kinds of people. The bartender was awesome. They don't serve food but you...More

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Since 1905, regular folks have made their way to this classic hangout in downtown Los Angeles. Still serving after all these years, making it one of the oldest bars in L.A. Renovated in 2004, Golden Gopher is a classic in every sense; decor, vibe and...More

Thank Robyn W
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We went for happy hour and the drinks still seemed expensive but it was a cool atmosphere. We enjoyed our Cinnimun shots and some beers. I would love to go back. They have pool tables too!

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