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Here and Now, Los Angeles, CA

Here and Now

4.5
4.5
164 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub

Cocktail Bar and Elevated Bar Food

Available for dine in on the patio and indoors.

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2 people

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Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (213) 262-9291

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    3rd street

  • Parking details

    Free Parking is available at the lot located at 3rd and Santa Fe Ave. Just south of Cafe Gratitude.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Drag Queen Bingo 7-9PM

    Multiple dates available
    Join us every Thursday 7-9PM for Drag Queen Bingo. Lauren Banall is the mistress of ceremonies. Prizes are awarded to the winners.
  • Karaoke Night Every Tuesday Night!

    Multiple dates available
    Karaoke is now at Here & Now from 8PM-Close. Come through and sing your favorite ballads.
  • Live Music Every Wednesday Night!

    Multiple dates available
    Every Wednesday Night, Here and Now will be featuring Live Music! There are two, 1 hour sets at 7pm and 8:30pm. Book now as reservations fill up quickly!

Offers

  • Happy Hour!

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Sat - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Happy Hour doesn't need to be only one hour. Come celebrate all week long. Happy Hour is 5-7pm Tuesday - Sunday. Classic Cocktails and Wines are $8 Beer and Food are discounted

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 164 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Late Night Find

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. MU

    MichaelU

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great cocktails!!

  2. CR

    CarolineR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Logan rules!

  3. JF

    JasonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From arrival to departure, we received great service. The indoor and out door areas were nice and spacious.

  4. AC

    AmberC

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my first time there and it was such a good find. The food is great and the drinks are even better. I recommend the espresso martini and the magically delicious. I love how they don’t have sodas so they make their own. The vegan burger was top 3 vegan burgers I’ve had in my lyfe. The feel inside is so cool.

  5. B

    Beto

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    We were sarcastically made fun of by the waiter for having an open table reservation.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    The food menu is quite limited as is the drink selection. That is, aside from the “craft cocktails”. I’m sure their cocktails are exquisite, but we were there after a long day looking for food and drink. Obviously our expectation was not in line with their dining standard. There wasn’t much staff and our server seemed bothered that we decided to attempt to dine at Here and Now. He was very much condescending and behaved with quite a pretentiousness on which LA has earned its stereotype. If you’re looking for happy hour cocktails and none of the other more convenient places have space for you, maybe try out Here and Now. Otherwise, pass.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great vibe, good food, nice decor, would go back

  8. MS

    MarS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    This bar will transport you to another dimension. It’s always a fun time. The staff are creative, friendly and fun.

  9. n

    neochu

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Always great cocktails at this place. We went there to experience the Christmas decorations and themed cocktails. Service was good and the decorations were awesome in the bar. The only thing that subtracted from this place - the unexpected appearance of stripping Santa Clauses haha. At some point in the night, two Santa Clauses came out to start dancing to raunchy music and strip. The whole performance and activity just did not go with the rest of the bar and experience. It made me uncomfortable because it was unexpected and came out of nowhere. I did not appreciate that part of the night.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun place to go around the holidays!

  11. J

    Jerr

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very accommodating place and easy to to make a reservation here. Food was great and drinks were very delicious! Ambiance is amazing outside especially with all of the Christmas trees and decoration. Service is on point! Highly recommended during the season when Blitzen pops up!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my birthday on Christmas. We were celebrating my birthday a day late. It was intimate and quite. Thank you

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    This was our first time visiting for the Xmas event. We had a great server- rodrigo!

  14. HL

    HongL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a fun holiday experience for their Christmas pop up.

  15. BG

    BrittanyG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    Blitzens Pop-Up was so festive and fun! The holiday menu, decorations, and spirit put me in a Christmas mood. I’ll be headed back for Drag Bingo 😬

  16. TL

    TrishaL

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this place! It is absolutely darling with their festive menu and beautiful decorations. It’s so fun!

  17. L

    Laura0607

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very nice bar, especially during Christmas.

  18. G

    Good

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    Service was really slow and had to ask for things multiple times.

  19. J

    Jessica

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    Here & Now is great normally but the Blitzen's pop-up was disappointing this year. I've come plenty of times during Xmas (multiple times each year) and have always loved sitting at the bar and enjoying the space. This year I thought I'd plan ahead and make a reservation to sit at a table... Gotta say that was a mistake. They walked us through the bar and out to the cold patio where there were just a few Christmas trees around. Isn't the whole point of coming to enjoy being surrounded by Xmas decor? It could have been cool if it was over the top festive but the patio wasn't decorated much better than any other bar. It was so disappointing and strange that they considered that equal to the inside. My advice for anyone going is to just do bar seating. Outside of that, they had carolers which was cool. The drinks were pretty good. The burger is tiny and was just meat and cheese. Don't think I'll be coming back again this year unfortunately.

  20. B

    Bruce

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Fun time on the patio during their Blitzen's pop-up for the holidays; interesting and inventive cocktails, lots of decorations. Service was outstanding, even when we were in early and the only couple on the patio for a time.

  21. JP

    JordanP

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    This place is a mess. It reminded me of going home for the holidays. I always think its going to be cute and fun and festive and then I just end up frustrated, heading home completely disappointed and like I wasted a bunch of money. I had a reservation, and drove across town, just to sit at a table for 20 minutes and not even be acknowledged. Our server finally showed up looking completely disheveled and made no mention of us waiting. We order our drinks and its another 15 minutes before they reach our table. Meanwhile, I'm seeing people at the bar sit down and get served in no time. I finish my first drink very quickly but our server never comes by again to check on us or see if we want to order more drinks. We spent an hour at our table and only had one round of drinks with no opportunity to order more. Save yourself some time and money, get some cute christmas mugs and put on some holiday music at home - I promise you it will be a way better time and use of your money.

  22. N

    Natalie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience5

    Disappointing experience. Service took 20 minutes to even come to our table to give us water after we where ignored. Sold out of food items so really didn’t even get to try anything we came for.

  23. S

    Sherry

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Date night for the holidays

  24. AJ

    AimJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall1food2service3ambience2

    Fun cute seasonal drinks, but not a lot of food options. Also, pigs in blanket are tiny - menu overpriced for what you get.

  25. M

    Maximo

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Need a shot, get it, sho. . .nevermind, of holiday cheer to boost your depleted spirit? The Here and Now becomes Blitzens' for the holidays and if you love holiday decor this place will pop your socks off! Very merry libations. Spine tingling treats. Just what the Santa ordered.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    We had a reservation and ended up waiting outside for 40 minutes in the cold. After waiting they sat us outside which was very cute but a bummer after we were all hoping to warm up inside after the long wait. After covid a lot of restaurants are struggling with waitstaff, all the waiters were really lovely but they were extremely understaffed. Their was 3 waiters for about 25 tables. they forgot to bring us silverware after they said they would. We ordered the baked brie, fries, and popcorn. Popcorn was very small for $6 and sadly the baked brie was cold. Drinks were strong but delicious! This place is super cute but I won’t be going back again. I think a smaller intimate experience inside would of been way better!

  27. BF

    BacchusF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience1

    We were SO excited for Blitzens pop up bar. We arrived for our reservation at 6pm after a 50minute Uber from Venice and walked through a fun and funky bar to the back where we were greeted by a sharp, cold and brutally bright concrete patio. So be it. It was a frigid 50 degree LA night. Of the maybe twelve patio heaters three were on. The rest had no propane. There was no ore propane. Our server greeted us and asked for drink order. I ordered the mulled wine. I was quickly told that they ran out of that drink. Bear in mind it is 6pm. So I had a rum holiday picked Mai Tai kind of drink. We ordered baked Brie and they were out of that. Ordered tamales… out. Asked then for latkes, again out of those. Next we ordered pigs in a blanket. Any luck? Nope. They DID have empanadas. So we got empanadas and French fries. The empanadas were pale and soggy. So after two drinks, one soft and soggy empanada and some French fries we left and took another near hour Uber back home to Venice. Hungry, cold and uncomfortably sober. And it was a nearly $200 bill and $150 (total for both directions) for an Uber both ways. Really not only bummed but kind of upset. If not for the smile on Malcom’s face and Roby’s wonderful laugh it would have been a complete failure. Instead it was just lame.

  28. K

    Kimberlea

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always love kicking off the holiday season with our visit to Blitzen's. Great, friendly service, really fun drinks, and the holiday playlist is amazing. I highly recommend anyone looking for a fun place to meet with friends to check it out.

  29. L

    farrynL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    WE LOVE THIS PLACE! So glad blitzens is back baby! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

  30. SD

    SuperD

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super fun! They were all decked out for Christmas including their drink menu and snow machine! Tried a few of the themed drinks and they were all delicious! From what I hear they also do a Christmas in July. I will be going back for that. Everyone on staff was friendly. It was a lovely time!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful Experience!! Thank you to all staff!

  32. S

    Swil

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    We went to the Blitzen's Pop Up event for a birthday. We were told that we would only be allowed to be there for an hour and a half, but our server did not show up for 45 minutes and didn't even bring water for another 20+ minutes. We weren't able to order food for over an hour, and then had to wait another hour for the food to arrive. We ordered drinks immediately once our server arrived and then, after all of that waiting, we were told that the drinks we had ordered were no longer available. I spent over $250 on dinner and drinks for a birthday and it was absolutely not worth it. We couldn't have ordered dessert even if we wanted to, since we couldn't find anyone to order from and by the time it came, the restaurant would be closed.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hidden Gem in the arts district! Hands down, one of my favorite bars. Holiday Blitz is a must!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    First time here for the Blitzen pop up. Had great drinks and the food was really good as well. Our server was nice but said the bartender was backed up and it took about 45 min to get a drink. Had the service been a little faster the experience would have been really great. It wasn't that busy today on a Sunday so wonder how it flows on Fri or Sat nights. I'd return and give it another try.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Horrible experience. DO NOT GO TO THE CHRISTMAS POP UP. Waited over 30 minutes for drinks, and ended up leaving before we got them because it took so long. Multiple tables around us were visibly frustrated and having the same issues. Servers don’t care and are super rude. Take your money down the street to Death & Co!

  36. M

    Monica

    Los Angeles

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The holiday pop-up was so fun!! One of the best we’ve been to in LA! The drinks were amazing, decorations were so fun and the food was yummy and festive too! Can’t wait to come back!

  37. KS

    KrSt

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall3food5service1ambience5

    2nd time at Blitzen. Both times it was way too loud in the blue/back part of the bar and the SERVICE IS TERRIBLE! We never knew who the hell was assigned to our table and had to constantly stop various staff members. No one ever checked on from the moment we sat down. Plates and empty drink glasses were never cleared. Even after complaining about the service no one made an effort to help us. Best part was when we attempted to get our third round of drinks, after waiting half an hour, the informed us that the drink wait was at least that. If they had told us that at round one or two we would have known we needed to place our next order at the same time as the one we were placing. Love love love the decor and the food/drinks are amazing. It’s a shame the staff/service is such crap!

  38. r

    richards

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Well...they where so busy with people ordering drinks we oretty much got forgotten with everything. Took 40 min for food then it was wrong, forgot my drink, finally got my diet coke half way thru meal and im still waiting fr Hot chocolate m

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The greatest Christmas experience in the city is right here.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience5

    I really enjoyed this bar and the bar tender. I was a little disappointed with the hostess who said I would have to wait for my reservation because no tables were available. This is unacceptable as you require a credit card to book a reservation. We were offered outside seating when I specifically reserved for indoor. We ended up sitting at the bar and the hostess said she would let me know when my table was available. She never checked in with us again and left us at the bar. I do not appreciate having to reserve this experience with a credit card and not getting my table all night.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

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

Here and Now is rated 4.5 stars by 164 OpenTable diners.

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

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Experiences are available.
Google Map for Here and Now

300 S Santa Fe Ave Los Angeles, CA 90013

Additional information

  • Cross street

    3rd street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free Parking is available at the lot located at 3rd and Santa Fe Ave. Just south of Cafe Gratitude.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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