The surge of DTLA gay bars is a welcomed one. But the one we find ourselves going back to the most is Precinct. The large, industrial space has fantastic theme nights, the best drag queens, cheap drinks, and a crowd that never gets too into themselves. We can’t say lines don’t get long on certain nights, but get there early enough and you’ll be fine.
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