Word of Mouth Los Angeles: Arts District

The Ace Hotel, an indoor bouldering gym, new restaurants and more spaces opening up downtown

The Arts District in downtown Los Angeles, east of City Hall and Little Tokyo, has long been known as a haven for artists and creatives. The industrial buildings mix multi-use living and working spaces with bars, food, factories and all kinds of businesses. On the east side, three bridges span the LA River connecting downtown to Boyle Heights. Now as the Ace Hotel readies to …