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The Secret Dish: The Roger Room

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On June 1, Jared Meisler and Sean MacPherson (Bar Lubitsch) opened La Cienega's first speakeasy, The Roger Room, next door to Largo at the corner of La Cienega and Oakwood. Taking over the former space of Coronet Pub (a bartender referred to the original space as "like a toilet"), Meisler and MacPherson renovated the interior to create a Sasha Petraske-esque speakeasy fit with dimly-lit booths, mixologists in black vests and suspenders, and stained-glass windows plus murals depicting circus themes spanning the wall opposing the bar. On the $14ish cocktail front, TRR serves up top shelf liquors, house-infusions, plus all fresh mixing juices, and drinks are expertly produced with whimsical touches like a plastic monkey hanging off a glass, or a hand print sprayed in red atop a foamy bevy. Also important to note, TRR has adopted a very strict no photography policy (hence our very dark flash-less photos), in addition to a no editorial policy, which explains why there is little to no coverage online. Josh Lurie recently covered the opening of the speakeasy on his site Food GPS, but was immediately contacted by TRR and asked to remove his article; he obliged. Therefore, we will probably be indefinitely blacklisted after writing this. 370 La Cienega Blvd. [EaterWire]

The Roger Room

370 La Cienega Boulevard, , CA 90048 (310) 854-1300 Visit Website

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