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Broken Shaker - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Broken Shaker - Los Angeles

4.3
4.3
383 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
An oasis in the heart of Downtown LA, Broken Shaker, located on our rooftop pool deck, offers an eclectic menu of handcrafted cocktails and small bites. A James Beard Award finalist and winner of Tales of the Cocktail’s Best American Hotel Bar award, Broken Shaker serves up delicious cocktails, infused with homemade elixirs and exotic ingredients, bringing the flavors of the beach to the center of the city.

Broken Shaker does not take reservations. We take guests on a first come first served basis.

A 4% charge is added to all checks to help cover the cost of health care benefits that we offer for our full-time employees. Thank you for supporting our staff. If you would like this charge removed, please let your server know and the charge will be removed.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    8th St and Olive St

  • Parking details

    Valet and self parking available.

  • Entertainment

    DJs, live music and entertainment on select dates.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 383 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Hot Spot

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Great for Lunch

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Scenic View

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  1. KP

    KarenP

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food3service1ambience4
    Ambience and view was great. Service was horrible.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience4
    Service at bar could’ve been better. The guy who finally helped me was really nice, however the other bartender who was actually closer to me, never even acknowledged I was standing there. I’m not impatient, I don’t mind waiting, just don’t pretend like you don’t see me, it’s rude.
  3. MR

    MattR

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great spot for a drink, chat, bite and people watching
  4. BP

    BreeP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Really wanted to leave a review based on the service. Immediately when we walked in the hosts went above and beyond to accommodate our party. We originally had a reservation for 2 people, however by the time we got there we had a party 6. Instead of turning us away they did everything in their power to make it work for us. Absolutely would make me go back and tell others about this experience.
  5. FZ

    FraZaFraZ

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to unwind
  6. TL

    TryshaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Very nice location. Food was fair but drinks were very very light and there is a table limit, but they were very nice about it.
  7. T

    Thevelvetchancla

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always. Great drinks, great atmosphere, great music.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Didnt like the pop up that appeared with menu, very confusing and as a result my credit card info was compromised
  9. J

    Jackie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and tasty drinks in the heart of DTLA !!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    One of the best rooftop hangouts in LA❤️
  11. l

    locdog283

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food3service2ambience5
    Interesting rooftop with a casual feel that has a nice menu and great views.
  12. EK

    EmilyK

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a fun date spot! The drinks were amazing and the staff was super nice.
  13. P

    Ps2123

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    They took our order as soon as we sat down before we even had a chance to fully look at the menu, but the drinks took a very long time to get to the table even though they only give us a 2 hour window and $45 minimum spend per person. Drinks were good though.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting and will not be the last! Felt like we walked into a beachy oasis 😍 Staff was so friendly and accommodating- our app came out so fast! And the drinks were delicious. We went on a pretty cold weekday evening, and it was a very relaxed vibe and there were space heaters everywhere that really took the chill away! Overall lovely experience & highly recommend :)
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Broken shaker was a fun experience and wonderful restaurant. The food was great service was good and view was amazing ! Would definitely come again !
  16. A

    Alex

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Food was inedible due to being very over salted (a couple of tables complained of the same issue). Servers were extremely rude and condescending about it.
  17. LO

    LilmoOC

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was all excited to try a new restaurant and celebrate Christmas with my friend. I drove all the way in, in 1 1/2 hour traffic from OC only to find out that they were closed. It would have been nice to have received a call, email or text letting me know they would NOT be open! Luckily we had a very nice lunch at the adjacent restaurant next door, The Exchange which was FABULOUS!!!!!
  18. C

    Cheli

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    The reservation process was very easy and straightforward. Once we arrived, we were seated immediately. However, it took a long time for a waiter to come to us. during the week, my party and I began looking at the menu through our phones. Once the waiter came, we had a few questions on the menu and he said we’re looking at an old menu. He also asked us where we found it! He left and returned to give us a menu. He started to walk away as I was asking him a question. The party and I felt very uncomfortable so we ended up just leaving.
  19. M

    Megaman

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Service was excellent all around and friendly. Music a bit to hippie but not bad. The food was so so and a small food menu but drinks were excellent especially my Mojito.
  20. VN

    VNol

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Overall bof. Need to order for 45$ at least if you want to be by the pool
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went before sunset and loved it. The atmosphere was very energetic and the vibe was super chill.
  22. J

    James

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to hang out!!! And servers are really cool!!!
  23. A

    Acruz

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Very disappointed with my experience. I made a reservation to celebrate my birthday, it was noted on the reservation and nor the host or server acknowledged the special occasion. The Service was disappointing. Server was not hospitable, never introduced himself and was not attentive. Food and drinks were not special, everything seemed low quality. However, the view of Downtown LA is great! But if you are expecting great service, food or drinks I will recommend going to another place.
  24. LH

    LilHonu

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this location. The service was fantastic, the drinks were delicious as was the food however be prepared to spend some $$$. The servings & prices seem a bit unbalanced - the Tuna Tostada is $16 and that's all you get, one small tuna tostada however the Double Cheeseburger is a hearty size WITH a side of fries and that's $14. The tostada was delicious but I must admit a bit disappointing. At least throw in some chips & salsa as a side or something! Or it would have been nice if I had been warned that it's literally a small tostada when I ordered it as my main. I would have just ordered the Tuna Sandwich instead (which is also $14 and a proper serving.
  25. EY

    ErnestY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Go inside the Freehand hotel and take an elevator to the rooftop R. Then it’s there! It’s a very cute and kitschy rooftop bar and the cocktail drinks are delicious. Come here for the drinks and view! The food looks whatever.
  26. LA

    LAW83

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Not really a view on the rooftop, just looking up at taller apartment buildings. Dining by myself for lunch, a female in my 50’s, the waiter asked to hold a credit card before ordering; I noticed he didn’t ask an other couple or a young gentleman who arrived after me. A bit strange. Very limited menu and the tuna sandwich I ordered was extremely bland, some of it even tasted like chicken!
  27. HG

    HeyaGirl

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    I wouldn’t go back to this place the service was bland
  28. B

    Bruce

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    To my eyes, the views out over the city are the main draw to this rooftop bar. That, plus the casual, friendly atmosphere make it a fun and easy place to meet with friends.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went out for a “first date” here. I was a little afraid that it might e a little too romantic but the vibes here were Perfect! Awesome place for a first date or just to have a drink with some friends! 10/10 would recommend!
  30. h

    hntrm

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have heard many great things about Broken Shaker so I was excited to visit for date night. The service was AMAZING. The hostess (whos name I forgot, sorry) was so friendly, Terrance our server went above and beyond, and all of the staff was super friendly. The food was so bomb and it arrived so quickly! Cocktails were tasty and balanced. I cannot wait to come back!
  31. K

    Kristi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The staff didn't seem to know who was waiting on which tables. Several servers were not wearing masks, even the ones preparing drinks.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just my little getaway down the street from where I live
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service . Loved the vibe on rooftop felt like I was on a vacation
  34. IB

    IbtisamB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great roof top. Super cozy with amazing DTLA views.
  35. JH

    JuliH

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Very casual. I thought it was odd that I had to give a credit card up front to order dinner at a reserved table. That’s something I would expect at a packed bar, not a table. Waitress was nice, but the credit card thing was very off putting so we decided to go elsewhere. Won’t be back and don’t recommend.
  36. MN

    MartinN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It has been a pleasure to spend an evening this tuesday evening. The view was breathtaking, and the food was good. The juices were very good too. I definitely go back the next time I’ll come to Los Angeles.
  37. S

    Sbee

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The menu is extremely limited. I chose the tuna sandwich and it was flavorful and good. However, my mother had a cheeseburger that was over cooked and super salty. It really shouldn’t have been plated and served. The drink selection (cocktails) were also limited and just ok in taste. The ambience was a cool vibe and the employees were nice. It’s definitely not on my must return list but if invited I’d go again.
  38. MS

    MarisaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good atmosphere and drinks! View is a little taken away by the surroundings but all In all great place!
  39. DM

    DaltonM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Good place to sit back and chill. Not "Dinner" spot, maybe before or after. Bartender and waiter were awesome.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Cute place for drinks

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Broken Shaker - Los Angeles is rated 4.3 stars by 383 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Broken Shaker - Los Angeles

416 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014-3002

Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th St and Olive St

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet and self parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    DJs, live music and entertainment on select dates.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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