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Alamo Drafthouse Really, Actually Plans to Open Downtown Next Month

Plus Bar Sopra opens in West Hollywood, and more burgers on the weekend

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Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse [Official Photo]

It’s all happening

Great news for fans, cinema, and long-running real estate hounds: Alamo Drafthouse is actually, really, finally coming, and soon. Yesterday the long-awaited chain movie theater and restaurant announced plans to begin showing films early next month. The first run will consist of some limited hours (and likely limited menu items as well), alongside screenings of independent films and blockbusters alike. The Bloc-based theater has been in discussions for more than a few years, but has been hampered by development and construction woes.

A place to drink

Bar Sopra is now open above Blackship in West Hollywood. The moody second-floor bar is run by operating partner Rhino Williams, and styles itself as a European apertivo bar, complete with vermouth on tap.

More and more burgers

Standing’s Butchery has been doing Saturday burger days for a while at the shop on Melrose, but now the company is expanding to full weekend hours. That means Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $6 singles and $9 doubles, using beef ground right on property.

Getting proper

Santa Monica’s Proper Hotel is almost operating at full food and beverage capacity. While the highly anticipated Onda is not yet ready to roll, the hotel’s lobby bar (called Palma) is up and running as of this week.

All the brew you can use

Santa Monica Brew Works is turning five, and to celebrate the company is running a variety of drink specials from now through the weekend. Expect food trucks, $5 off growler fills, and special beer releases along the way.

Rebellion is here

There’s a new temporary bar pop-up happening on Melrose at the moment. It’s called Rebellion Bar, and it takes up residence right next door to Severance. The plan is to run from Friday through July 6, featuring an American Revolution motif and lots of cocktails, punch bowls, and all-American snacks like barbecue and apple pie.

The biggest names

The All-Star Chef’s Classic returns to Los Angeles this October, featuring a variety of big-name talent from across the globe. The multi-day event works through French, Korean, and Spanish master dinner series, with everyone from Wes Avila to Daniel Boulud and NYC’s Alex Raij in attendance across the myriad events. Tickets are on sale now.

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