Randy Clement of Silver Lake Wine always wanted to team up with Matt Molina after they met at Campanile during its heyday. They've had a decade apart, with Clement going on to focus on the retail wine business while Molina earned accolades as Nancy Silverton's right hand man at Mozza. Now they'll team up at ERBar, short for Everson Royce (Clement's two sons), which is opening just a few doors away from the brand new Silver Lake Wine in the Arts District.
Taking over the former Señor Fred's along 7th Street and just west of the LA River, the expansive building has one of the most spacious patios in the area. In a few weeks time, the interior, which faces 7th Street, will open first. The interior features an extra long bar that'll serve everything from top notch cocktails and wines by the glass, plus eight craft beers on tap. It'll be the ideal landing zone for wine geeks who want to come face to face with great winemakers and producers showing off their latest stuff.
Clement envisions ERBar as a drinking spot first, coupled with about 8-10 booze-friendly plates by Molina, who will be operating out of a rather small kitchen. Of course, they'll have their ears to the ground, taking in input from the community to give Downtowners just what they want. A few weeks after that, once the patio is completed, the whole space will operate as one fantastic inside-outside place to drink and hang out with friends.
1936 E. 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA