Once complete, the lobby/bar area will house an Enomatic wine dispenser serving up glasses of vino otherwise only available by the bottle. In addition, on offer, a full menu with dishes sorted into the categories Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large. The concept here is that if you are rushing to a show and have 30 minutes, you can drink a glass of wine and order a Small dish, specifically designed to come out of the kitchen quickly and get you to the show on time.
At the back of the dining area is the temporarily named Cabaret at First & Hope. Outfitted with custom trimmings and more art deco accents, the Cabaret will feature a stage to showcase live music from jazz to Broadway-style shows.
As for cocktails, the menu is serious and when we prodded, it was revealed that First & Hope is in the process of procuring a “well known” mixologist from another LA venue, though no names were given. Speculation always welcome in the comments.
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— Nicole Campoy-Leffler