Mixology is going meta: In a joint effort by Bass Anderson Management Group and Tru Hospitality Group, the space at 1600 Argyle will be transformed into The Argyle, a jazz-age inspired upscale craft cocktail lounge fused with a boutique nightclub. The nightclub and lounge is hoping to open its doors this August, and construction has been in progress all summer at the site of the recently shuttered Tru Nightclub, the building which also formerly housed the China Club.
The Argyle plans to offer small plates and an extensive beverage program in its craft cocktail den on the lower level, which will be open nightly. According to the Bass Anderson Group's press release, cocktails will incorporate elements such as ice that makes a drink spicier as it melts, and cocktails served inside marshmallows.
The nightclub area plans to incorporate design elements will be outfitted with 3D LED tubes for adaptive lighting. Guests less inclined to get down will be able to reserve a two-story VIP Table with a balcony that overlooks the dance floor, in addition to a number of swanky ten-foot booths on the main floor.
The reinvention of the space is being spearheaded by Bass Anderson Management Group in conjunction with Tru Hospitality Group's George and Peter Younan. The namesake managing partners at Bass Anderson, Travis Bass and James Anderson, formerly worked together at Drai's Management Group. Drai's Hollywood closed its doors at the W Hotel last fall, but the film producer-turned-nightlife mogul seems to be getting by fine with his "sexy" steakhouse, Rare By Drai's in WeHo.
Though the two former members of Drai's management have ventured off on their own, Anderson stated in an interview with Eater LA that Drai's vision for the design and feel of a venue has been "profoundly influential" in the development of The Argyle, which hopes to complete construction and begin hiring later this month.
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