Locals tend to know Hollywood’s Santa Monica Boulevard corridor more for tucked-away strip mall gems than upscale drinking dens, but that could change soon thanks to longtime television actor Patrick Duffy. He and his son Padraic Duffy and Padraic’s wife Emily Kosloski are about to open the doors to The Broadwater Plunge, a cozy new corner bar with warehouse vibes that’s attached to The Broadwater Theater.
The idea for the compact 900-square-foot space is simple: Get in locals who like to drink, and hopefully they stick around for a show. Or, conversely, offer something more than just live theater to the folks who come through to catch a production. Either way The Broadwater Plunge wins, selling stiff cocktails regardless of whether or not there’s a Sacred Fools Theater Company show happening in the next room.
As for those drinks, expect a tight cocktail menu, though there’s a wide range of spirits options, from bourbon to mezcal to Orange County’s own Blinking Owl distilled vodka. There won’t be any food at the bar, just drinks, casual conversation, and a piano in the corner. Greg Swanson designed the stained-glass, red leather banquette-bound space to look like a reflection of the elder Duffy’s parent’s bar back in Montana.
The Broadwater Plunge officially opens to the world tomorrow night, keeping hours Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5 p.m. to midnight. On Friday and Saturday the hours jump to 2 a.m., and on Saturdays the bar comes to life at 2 p.m.
The Broadwater Plunge. 6324 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles.
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