Up above, The Wellesbourne, designer Kris Keith and Spacecraft's newest contribution to LA nightlife, more specifically west side nightlife. Located on Pico just a couple blocks down from the Landmark, this strip of real estate offers restaurants, movies, but an upscale bar experience? Not so much...until now. Enter The Wellesbourne through heavy velvet curtains. Straight ahead one will see four wooden booths (just like at The Varnish), behind which sits a long wooden bar joining the venue's three rooms. Overall, feels reminiscent of library-inspired Hemingway's with its plush furniture, books stacked high, and homey comfortable approach. To the left one will find assorted tufted brown sofas, an electric fireplace (fun), peach toile wallpaper, and colorful oriental rugs.
The center room houses the "library" with (real) books stacked on opposing walls and those wooden booths which even come with little desk lamps. The final room, over right, serves as the gaming space stocking a wooden foosball table, a shuffleboard table, plus a few simple cocktail tables closer to the bar. "The Liquor Cabinet," as it's called on the cocktail menu, serves "timeless classics" that span the classic cocktail gamut: Old Fashioned, Gimlet, Tom Collins, Greyhound, Grasshopper, Sidecar, all $9 a pop, not too bad. And to match those vintage drinks, expect bartenders properly outfitted in gray tux shirts sporting black bow ties. The Wellesbourne officially debuts tomorrow, plan accordingly.
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