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Genever, a dim cocktail bar in Historic Filipinotown, is shown with rows of seats at night.
Genever in Historic Filipinotown
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Genever Crafts Cocktails in Historic Filipinotown Tonight

The tiny new bar is a perfect place for locals to lounge

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.

After one long, slow build-out and a fully-funded $30,000 Kickstarter campaign, the world is finally ready to see inside Genever. The new women-owned and operated cocktail bar debuted last night, with a full reveal coming early next week.

Genever is the work of co-owners Roselma Samala, Patricia Perez, and Christine Sumiller, and the 1,100 square foot space was designed by Natalie Kazanjian (Sotta, Mon Petit Poulet). The idea is to bring a compact, comfortable cocktail experience to greater Historic Filipinotown, relying on classic drinks and dim lighting to set the stage. A small collection of beer and wine will also be available.

The arrival of Genever comes at an interesting time for greater Westlake, with rapid changes beginning to transform the neighborhood. Tactile Coffee only just debuted, and others like Vaka Burgers are well on their way to providing even more food options along Beverly Boulevard. Hours for Genever are 6 p.m. to midnight through March 15 (closed Sunday and Monday), then pushing to 2 a.m. with a more expansive cocktail menu on Friday, March 16 and beyond.

3123 Beverly
Los Angeles, CA

Tiny nooks to hide in
Gorgeous detail work
The compact interior
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