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E.R.B. Is the Refined Neighborhood Bar the Arts District Always Needed

From Mozza vet Matt Molina and wine visionary Randy Clement.

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Welcome inside Everson Royce Bar (that’s E.R.B. for short), a new drinking destination plunked right down in the Arts District and opening tonight.

Coming straight from the hearts and minds of two big-name L.A. food and drink players — Randy Clement of Silver Lake Wine and Matt Molina, recently departed from Osteria Mozza — the casual space is meant to evoke an easygoing evening in with friends. Nothing fancy, just delicious.

Molina’s plan is to serve straightforward dishes meant to be eaten with your fingers (as in burgers, tacos, and plates of prosciutto), to pair with Clement’s penchant for making even the most nervous wine novice feel like an expert. There will also be craft beer, cocktails from Varnish vet Chris Ojeda, and a long marble bar meant mostly for standing as the night wears on. Add in the patio out back and the old school neon sign reading BAR over the pale orange door, and suddenly E.R.B. becomes one of the Arts District’s most welcome new additions.

E.R.B. opens tonight, and plans to keep hours from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. nightly.

E.R.B.1936 E. 7th StreetLos Angeles, CA