Al’s Bar was heralded as the west coast’s CBGB from 1979 - 1999 and once showcased performances from legends like Nirvana, Guns ’n Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers and David Bowie. The original Al’s Bar stage is still in the same spot, though encased in new paneling to preserve its integrity. Even before the Al’s Bar days, the floors above Rogue Collective played a major role in LA’s civil rights movement, Dixieland music’s transition into Jazz and as artist incubators for all things Arts District beginning in 1905. If our red brick walls could talk...
DTLA’s Arts District
The Arts District lies on the eastern edge of Downtown LA. This gritty and historical area has given new life to old industrial buildings whose history often dates to the early 20th century. While much of the early creative art was done behind closed doors, the street art scene has slowly been activated and, in the last two decades, gained international recognition. Some of LA’s most elite art galleries, museums, restaurant and creative spaces now call The Arts District home.
The Rogue Collective
Rogue Collective opened its doors in December of 2016 and features a collection of men’s, women’s and lifestyle brands from around the world with a focus on ethical and sustainable production. Rogue for Rogue Collective’s private label is clean, minimalistic and utilitarian by nature, and made on Traction Avenue directly across the street from our retail shop.