There’s another new outdoor dining player in Los Angeles these days, as longtime La Brea holdout Loreley is finally up and running.
For those unfamiliar, Loreley is the construction-saddled project in West Hollywood that has been trying to come to life since 2012. A massive new buildout on La Brea just below Fountain seemed to give the place hope, but as of last summer all was quiet on the Western side of the street. A car crash at the intersection just about a year ago only further muddied the opening timeline, with the rest of the delays coming from city building and permitting issues.
But now the place is alive and well, with plans to rock one of the cooler patios in that area (particularly since the not-far-away Cat & Fiddle’s iconic patio is all the way dead). Owner Michael Momm is still behind the project, which soft-opened a week ago and is now pouring evening beers very much in the casual German biergarten style.
The outdoor portion of the place relies heavily on dark woods and lots of leaves, with built-in benches and long communal tables for everyone to share. Inside, the bar gives way to booths, some two- and four-tops, and lots of standing room while you wait for a beer. Speaking of which, the lineup is a mix of classic taps and lots of craft, with salads, sausage, and more available from the small menu.
Loreley is open now, keeping hours from Tuesday through Sunday, 5 p.m. to midnight. There’s also parking on site, which is great news considering the dearth of non-permitted parking nearby.
1201 N. La Brea
West Hollywood, CA