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Union Station’s Art Deco Bar Rebrands as a Destination for Sports, Sausages, and Beer

Imperial Western Beer Co. did not survive the pandemic, so now here comes Homebound, a haven for travelers and Dodger fans.

Imperial Western Downtown LA Brewing Streamliner’s interior, an art deco masterpiece.
The former Imperial Western Beer Company space.
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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.

The soaring, stylish Imperial Western Beer Company at Union Station is no more. Following nearly two years of non-service as a result of the ongoing pandemic, the bold anchor tenant in the former Harvey House space at the front of Union Station has officially gone dark.

But don’t worry too much; the beautiful redone space itself is coming back as a Dodger-focused sports bar and beer hall under the new name Homebound — and it kicks off today. Think German sausages and pretzels, lots of outdoor space, and games on multiple TVs, all wrapped up in a transit-friendly package as a soft love letter to LA and its teams.

Much of the former Imperial Western team is returning to the new Homebound, including the overall Pouring With Heart ownership group that is also behind Arts District Brewing Company and so many other drinking destinations in Los Angeles and beyond. Devon Randall remains as head brewmaster as well for the project.

On the food side, expect the usual collection of beer hall-style basics and dive bar classics, meaning bratwurst and other sausages (including a vegan option) as well as chicken tenders, a salad, pretzels, and nachos galore. The opening menu can be found here.

Don’t expect too much to change within the space itself, given the money and time that was poured into the room when it first reopened back in 2018. There will be a renewed focus on the traveling set, meaning simple pop-ins for drinks, a likely happy hour to come, and plenty of outdoor seating for those less interested in the games inside. It’s also worth noting that side bar the Streamliner, known for its pre-batched cocktails available on draft, is no more; that area will likely be transitioning into an event space down the line.

The new Homebound opens for service today, keeping afternoon through evening hours to start at Union Station, 800 N. Alameda Street.

Imperial Western Beer Company

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