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Bar Flores, Echo Park

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Echo Park’s Lovely Upstairs Bar Flores Arrives Just in Time for Summer

The third part of the Lowboy-Adamae project opened last weekend

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With the minimalist bar Lowboy downstairs and the perfectly vintage Adamae also sharing space in the former Lost Knight/Barragan’s building, the final part of the puzzle comes to life with Bar Flores, which opened last Saturday in Echo Park. Situated upstairs with a wonderful view of Sunset Boulevard, plus a bonus hideaway patio in the back, Bar Flores comes just in time for the dog days of LA summer. Karla Flores-Mercado, who founded the cocktail pop-up Sip LA, compiles a mostly woman bartender team in one of LA’s most wonderful new bars.

Drinks focus mostly on things folks can enjoy during the day, with a bright orange mezcal cocktail with Valencia orange and carrot with big ice cubes. The gorgeous Tiki cocktail uses Mexican rum and Jamaican rums with absinthe, pomegranate, and fresh pineapple with an orchid garnish. A stirred pisco cocktail mixes Cocchi Americano and vermouth while the green Gin Sour uses jicama juice, cucumber, ginger, and Thai basil to round it out. Food also comes from the Lowboy/Adamae kitchen with Karla’s father designing the menu, while a portrait of Flores-Mercado’s grandmother sits above the bar. For anyone looking for a deal, Bar Flores will soon offer $5 margaritas on tap on Wednesday nights as a nod to its Barragan’s past. Open daily from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Bar Flores. 1534 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.

Close up of Bar Flores in Echo Park with wood chairs and dim lighting.
Bar Flores
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Interior of Bar Flores with low ceilings, white stools and bar tables. Wonho Frank Lee
Bar chairs looking out to the street.
Garnishes and fruits at a bar with bottles in the background.
View of Echo Park with a colorful sign and rooftop from Bar Flores.
View out from Bar Flores
Back patio at Bar Flores with colorful mismatched tables and chairs, colorful umbrellas, and greenery.
Back patio at Bar Flores
High tables, brick patio in Echo Park’s Bar Flores.
Back patio at Bar Flores
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Light green cocktail with garnish on a counter with flowers in the background.
Gin Sour
Bright orange cocktail with an orange garnish and ice cubes with a bright background.
Mezcal cocktail
Wonho Frank Lee
Cocktail pink cocktail with garnish on a counter with bright background.
Tiki cocktail at Bar Flores
Red cocktail in a glass with yellow flower with a dark background.
Pisco Sour
Wonho Frank Lee
Bartender garnishes a colorful cocktail.
High table attached to wall with painting and candle.
Menu hanging from under the bar counter with white and brown tiles.
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