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Decadent Arts District Cocktail Bar Westbound Has Closed

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The throwback spot lasted just over two years

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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.

It’s the end of the line for Westbound, the train depot-themed cocktail bar and restaurant inside the sprawling One Santa Fe mixed-use complex in the Arts District. The bar held last call over the weekend, and is now closed up tight.

Westbound was the work of owner Sarah Meade, who looked to craft a decadent throwback bar and snack spot that harkened to the area’s original function as a massive train depot. There were Art Deco touches, stained glass detail work, and rotating menus that centered in and around the classics. The bar was also known for throwing lavish and well-attended holiday parties, particularly around Christmas, though for most of the year it was a mellow destination for a quiet drink and a bite to eat.

In a post to Instagram from late last week, ownership said the closure “was a decision that was not made without considerable thought and contemplation,” and that “what will become of Westbound in the coming months is unknown.” The full post on the two-year-old bar’s closing is below: