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Broken Shaker


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$5 - $50
Bar, Pub

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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.
$5 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, Pub
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Table Service
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Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

Meh! Average decent place. Sugary cocktail drinks. Music was very low, could barely hear. The best thing about this place is the scenery. Rooftop bar, cool summertime LA breeze, overlooking DTLA......

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019

We ordered a couple of cocktails which we could barely finish, so then we ordered a gin and tonic thinking they can't get that wrong, and were given gin and soda water. It's also very crowded. The only redeeming factor is the view.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Amelia S
Matthew S, General Manager at Broken Shaker, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2019

Hello and apologies about the experience you had at Broken Shaker. Would like to make it up to you! Please feel free to reach out to me directly mswartz@thefreehand.com Best, Matthew Swartz - Director of Food & Beverage

Reviewed July 6, 2019

Located at top of the freehand hotel, they do have valet for $10 or there’s a parking lot less than 300 ft away for $6. The roof top is dip there’s a pool for hotel guest only. The space is small if you come Friday...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank IfAndyCantHelpYou
Reviewed April 22, 2019

The bar doesn't have enough help at the hostess stand. There is a cue for tables/chairs but people will just grab them and its hard for the staff to know if they should be sitting there.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank takkt
Reviewed February 8, 2019

We went here (top of the Freehand Hotel) on a Sunday night for a couple of drinks. My husband and I (mid-50s) were definitely the olds, but it was not uncomfortable. We had two nice chairs by the rooftop pool to watch the skyline, and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jyunllc
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

A great rooftop bar offering good cocktails with a fab view. Good atmosphere, great staff. A lovely place. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank michaelsP7017SM
Reviewed November 24, 2018

I've discovered that there are many hotel bars on rooftops in LA. This is one of those bars. The space is fantastic, and the decor is great. The vibe seemed really laid back, and the drinks were pretty and delicious. But oh man, the service...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ImekaSF
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Such a fun place to grab a drink. Great vibe, fun people. Nice little pool. Most of all, great views!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank yammer1111
Reviewed May 2, 2018

This isn't your typical "beautiful people" rooftop bar scene but instead seemed pretty open to all sorts of people. Great drinks, good snacks and really fun pool scene. Good dj with a wide mix of music. Can get a bit crowded but often cleared out...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank ordinarymind
Reviewed January 31, 2018

This bar has a great location in downtown LA. The views of the buildings and rooftop pool are amazing! The waitress Allison was super sweet, had exceptional service, and knowledgeable about all the drinks offered. I definitely am coming back!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank jaybrown90
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