An unassuming white-brick entryway on a speedy-strip of La Cienega yields an artsy drinking bar for highbrow locals and quirky gallery girls enjoying Culver City's fashionable resurgence. The interior mixes iconic design elements like cut-wood benches and simplistic wire stools with exposed pine ceilings and walls ala 70s St. Moritz. Raw concrete floors and glossy-blue drinking bar add a colorful backdrop for revolving projection displays and the occasional art house film. A tucked-away smoking terrace is open till 11pm for smoking and dining on a small plate menu of cheese and charcuterie platters.
With press coming from the New York Times and high-end fashion magazines, prepare for a 10-20 minute wait anytime after 10pm on weekends.
Keep a close eye on your man, this uber-hot gallery bar was once a gay dive bar that still attracts the occasional cruiser unaware that the club has changed hands.