Welcome to Los Angeles History. Rumored to be the bar Bukowski and John Fante called their watering hole. Operations went underground into the basement during Prohibition and became one of LA's premier Speakeasies. The prohibition era murals still exist today. The Saloon is walking distance to Pershing Square Metro Stop, The Last Bookstore, Cole's French Dip, the Regent Theater DTLA, as well as the newer bars and restaurants in the area.