Elizabeth Daniels 4/12
John Terzian's SHOREbar is about one month away from inception and this right here is the current state of affairs. Inspired by local historic seaside haunts such as Shutters hotel, Terzian is going for a Nantucket-esque feel composed of an ivory and dark gray color palette with brass accents. So, yes, all that blue and white paint is just temp. While Terzian, a principal of the.h.wood.group, is responsible for more scene-y Hollywood haunts such as h.wood, Tea Room, and Las Palmas, here on the westside he's trying out a more relaxed approach. No bottle service, no red velvet rope, rather a "cool locals bar" with an upscale look and quality cocktails crafted by Copa D' Oro's Vincenzo Marianella. Expect fancy ice (Kold-Draft and more) to chill both seasonal and classic libations, in addition to a few off-the-menu drink specials.
While alcohol is the name of the game here, SHOREbar will also offer light bites on its second floor incase a meal at next door Giorgio Baldi or The Hungry Cat are too much. On the subject of this small mezzanine level, which offers a second bar plus one flat screen tv, it's a area reserved for members only. One benefit of being a SHOREbar member is that one's bill goes straight to a house account so no need to carry around cash or cards.
Come this summer, SHOREbar will open during the day on Saturday and Sunday, in addition to regular nightly service. Terzian plans to use this location as a model for future beach bars to open around the westside.
·the.hwood.group Opening SHOREbar in Santa Monica [~ELA~]