A friend and I will be hanging out downtown during the day this week, and we need to get our drink on earlier than usual. Drink early and often is the theme we've adopted. She really wants to try out a lot of the cool new LA cocktail bars that I've been bragging about, so we definitely have our sights on Varnish and 7 Grand. Alas, the earliest we can get in either of these is 5:00pm. Are there any of the better bars downtown that are open any earlier than that? It doesn't have to be strictly a bar. A restaurant with an excellent bartender/cocktail selection will do, but I'd love to show off the Downtown LA scene a little bit. Any ideas? We'll be there on a Tuesday.