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.
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