The Lowdown on Downtown – Saturday, February 23rd

Information about this bus tour

Guests and featured locations are slated to include:

• Tour of Ernest Batchelder’s Dutch Chocolate Shop 

• Bradbury Building visit with Bunker Hill native son Gordon Pattison

• Pershing Square visit with Amos of Streetwise LA

• Arts District insights from longtime resident Terry Ellsworth

Tour runs from 12noon to 4pm (4 hours).

We walk more on this tour than any other, so wear good shoes and bring a hat.

There are no paper tickets: your name will be on a list at the bus door. Check in is at 11:30am for a 12pm sharp departure. Tickets can be ordered online until the morning of the tour. For last minute bookings, please feel free to call 213-915-8687 after 8am on tour day, and if there are seats available, you can reserve a spot and pay with cash at the bus.


Paid lot parking is available directly across the street from Café Société, at the Perfect Parking, Inc. lot at 1805 Industrial Street. Ticketed passengers will receive additional parking instructions via email several days before the tour. Please contact us with any questions or if you have not received the instructions.

BREAKFAST / LUNCH OPTIONS: Café Société has stripped down their menu and now just offers coffee and gelato. If you need something more substantial, about one block east of Café Société is Urban Radish, a gourmet market with a full kitchen, offering sit-down brunch and deli counter take-out service. Urban Radish is located at 661 Imperial St, Los Angeles, CA 90021 . If eating nearby before the tour, please give yourself enough time so you can be at our tour check in table at 11:30am.

Food and (non-alcoholic) beverages are permitted; no audio or video-taping without permission. We regret that there are no refunds for passengers who miss the bus.

Overview of this bus tour


Café Société
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021
(213) 281-9300


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