The Blind Dragon has officially awoken. The latest lounge iteration from H.Wood Group (Henry’s, Bootsy Bellows, The Nice Guy) has finally moved out of its plywood phase and into the real world, with dancing and drinking starting tomorrow.
As one may recall, this is the Sunset Strip space in the old Chi Lin space. It’s being largely overseen by DJ/partner Wade Crescent, who wanted to drop an upscale karaoke concept into Los Angeles. There will be private rooms for use and plenty of bottles to down inside the tight 2,800 foot space, with some communal areas for people who just want to dance or grab a drink at the bar. A full bar menu is available, including sharable punch bowls, while food consists of the cheeky-on-purpose combo of pizza and dim sum. Chefs Luigi Fineo and Michael Lefnes of RivaBella are overseeing the menu (the two spaces do share a kitchen, after all), while H.Wood Group's Adam Koralis on the 80's pop culture-inspired cocktails.
Inside, Asian touches mix with typical nightlife accoutrement, all done up in the high-end West Hollywood stylings that H.Wood Group is known for. The design was undertaken by John Sofio and Sormeh Azad of Built, Inc., who worked with Crescent and John Terzian to make the place shine. This is a space for beautiful people to let loose, either by singing their hearts out in one of the well-appointed private rooms, or out in the main room alongside the rest of the riffraff.
The full menu is below. Blind Dragon will be open for business Wednesday through Sunday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., starting this weekend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.