Here and Now

4.8
62 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Cocktail Bar and Elevated Bar Food

Available for dine in on the patio, pickup, and delivery

Experiences

  • Live Jazz Friday Night!

    Multiple dates available

    Every Friday Night, Here and Now will be featuring Live Jazz! There are two 1 hour sets at 7pm and 8:30pm. Each is seating is limited to 90 min. First seating is from 6:00 - 6:30pm and the second seating is from 8:15pm - 8:45pm. Book now as reservations fill up quickly!
  • Live Jazz Wednesday Night!

    Multiple dates available

    Every Wednesday Night, Here and Now will be featuring Live Jazz! There are two, 1 hour sets at 6pm and 7:30pm. Each seating is limited to 90 minutes. First seating is from 5:30 - 6pm and the second seating is from 7:15 - 7:45pm. Book now as reservations fill up quickly!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 62 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time great service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Super clean, everything according to the CDC recommendations. Very friendly staff, delicious drinks and food. The only thing was the chairs were very uncomfortable but they had an alternative chair and brought it right away.

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JasonY
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is a fun place with great staff, tasty drinks, and delicious food. Definitely recommended!

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TinaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live music nights are the best! Food here is excellent; my favorite is the stuff fried olives. Staff is always friendly.

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JocelynR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Servers didn’t seem prepared to handle many reservations at once. Food came before drinks. Jazz started pretty late and then before we knew it we were being asked to check out for the second show. The later reservations probably got more of an “experience”

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The server asked us to leave before the 2-hour table time limit and because of this, wouldn’t fulfill our request for additional drinks. That made the experience a little subpar. The environment was nice & the food was good, though it was a very limited menu and prices were a little high for the value we received.

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Anonymous
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Not a lot of food options and the drinks were alright... but the live music was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Having made a reservation and needing to hold it with a credit card, I thought Here and Now would probably be pretty busy, upscale and hip. I was happy when we found Here and Now easily and walked up around 15 mins before our 8:30 reservation. We stood outside awkwardly for at least 5 minutes before we were even acknowledged. Nearby employees stood looking at us but not directing us as to what to do or even that they saw us. I kinda felt like maybe they didn’t, I was very confused. Then when someone did approach us, he mumbled and seated another group before us. Then while standing there confused another staff came up and said have you been helped? I was not sure how to respond. The other staff seemingly noticed us, but is he helping us? So I responded No. Then it was like what’s your name and once they pulled up our reservation we followed to the back patio. It was very nice! The staff made sure to mention there’s a 90 minute maximum. Honestly I was put off by the initial greet but thought, HEY! See how it goes. There were really nice tables with comfy chairs but my cousin and I were sat at a dirty table with folding chairs right next to a door. I inquired on how you can reserve the nicer tables to which I was never told. Oh well ... we made it and we were excited to be together so we didn’t say anything as everyone working there seemed busy or confused. Around 8:30 a group started playing music. It was really nice! Very cool music vibes. I make it a point to not order meals at small tables or places with bad service, so I only ordered drinks and French fries but they were tasty! When our timer was up our server came over to remind us of the 90 mins and honestly I just felt a little low class being reminded so we left. Overall I would suggest going here for an after dinner drink without expectation, dive bar service upscale ambiance. I paid $100 for 4 drinks and French fries.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food was great. The drinks are a bit too small for the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate setting. Delicious food and drinks. Excellent service!

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KarlR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is excellent, even in a Pandemic. Highly recommended.

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djeq
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing Service!
Amazing Service!!
Love this place!

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VictorH
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a delicious burger or empanada. Back patio is a great place to have a cocktail, although the inside of the restaurant is very nice. Hopefully indoor dining will be on the horizon.

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vipTRAMUTRA
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very glad that I found this spot! I was searching out a place with a cool vibe, but most importantly a full bar and good food. Here and Now also added live music to the list. It was very nice indeed. Make a reservation and call ahead for set times.

I'd skip the wings next time, but I was hungry so I ordered the salt & pepper ones to give them a whirl. They were okay. Next was the burger and it was simple and delicious. It is a quality burger made with flavorful, rich ingredients that come together beautifully in your mouth. Very, very good! I highly recommend.

The cocktails were delicious and compliment the menu well. Nicely flavored and mixed drinks that cleanse a mouthful of juicy, fatty beef quite well. The hibiscus margarita is off menu but very delicious. I stuck to bourbon & Coke after seeing one of my perennial favorites, Michters Rye, on the menu.

The live jazz band was a trio ensemble that covered contemporary hits, but very skillfully delivered old school R & B hita from legends like Marcin Gaye and Maze. Very cool indeed!

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KevinB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i love this place. I love that they are open and that their main concern right now is safety.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here to spend time with my girlfriend for Valentine’s Day. Not only Food and drink were both perfect but also I loved vibe there as well. I had a really great time.

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WilliamK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Sat for 20 minutes without a server coming up. We got up and left to support another business during this pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very chill , drinks are good if your looking for a place to unwind this is perfect , went at night time listen to some jazz next to the fire pit amazing !!!

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Bitterisbetter
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a marvelous time visiting the newly reopened Here and Now. The food and drinks were spectacular as was the service!

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vipSeanM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

It took 30 minutes to get our cocktails after sitting down.

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VanessaB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and staff!

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LAPhil13
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I ate on the patio later in the evening, during COVID restrictions. I had a really good meal with a drink, with decent service. Glad I went.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miguel the waiter was amaaazing and the food as well

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vipBerbarr
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm glad I found this place. The cocktails were excellent, as well as the nice and friendly service. Their back patio was quite cozy. Looking forward to going back.

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CMB3
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Don’t recommend unless you really need a place with free parking

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SeanB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great restaurant! Food and drinks were great!

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Joni
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very kind and welcoming. Drinks were delicious!

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MonicaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for casual dining, great drinks and a small menu but tasty. Not a place to go for the food if you’re looking for something different. This is health conscious bar food. We had dinner and drinks and a nice ambiance in the back of the bar, private and with a fire pit. We would go again as a drinks night, not so much dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite hangout

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was absolutely great!! And given that we dined outside on the sidewalk - it was a super dope experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great whisky selection.

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AnaC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The drinks are good and the food is unique the service is alright but they could be A little more interested in how the customers want to pay... I’ll definitely go again!

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Hyoonicorn
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came late night on July 4th for outside seating. The lovely person with ombre/highlighted curls (shoulda caught their name!) who served us was so helpful and kind. The frozen drinks she recommended were perfect for the hot night and they even gave us sparklers to go for us to celebrate on our own!

It was genuinely a perfect night! Thank you so much Here and Now! Glad to have a local bar with great drinks and energy!

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FerS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great for covid friendly eating –– Temperature check when entering, outdoor seating with plenty of space in between others, covered drinks until poured at your table, thorough disinfecting after table is used.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this bar - the drink menu is brilliantly crafted, the bartenders make you feel like an old friend if you’ve been more than once, and when they do special events they really go all out. I had the fried Brussels sprouts, the cosmo is dead, and the maestra. The only danger is the temptation to sample as much of the menu as you possibly can

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Blitzen was a great experience. Best eggnog I've had before. Every drink was fantastic, the food did a good job, and the atmosphere was fun. A little loud but that's the nature of the bar, and after your first "best holiday drink I've ever had" you won't even notice. Definitely recommended.

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Xini
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Went to the Christmas pop up and it was so fun, we went in our onesies and watched Christmas Vacation while sipping on tasty Christmas themed drinks with fun drink names like th spiked eggnog named "Buzz your girlfriend, woof!" So fun!

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LisaLisa
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had a reservation but had to wait over 30 minutes for our table. The food was bland, our baked brie was barely baked, the latkes were unseasoned and the cocktail I had was disgusting and I had to switch to wine.

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vipWilliamN
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Blitzen's Holiday pop-up is the best! We had so much fun. They do the place up nice and Christmas-y, and they have special food and themed cocktails, like "You'll Shoot Your Rye Out" and "Gin-gle All The Way". The matzoh ball soup, served in a cocktail glass, was to die for. We loved all the cocktails we tried, it's hard to single out one. It's only happening until the end of December, you should go while you can.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Here and Now using the Order Online button. Here and Now also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Here and Now also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 262-9291.

Here and Now is rated 4.8 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.