There’s a new rooftop bar by some familiar LA names opening in Culver City’s Citizen Public Market this week. Bar Bohémien opens Wednesday right above the market’s hotspots Jolly Oyster, Mexicology, and Nancy Silverton’s Pizzette.
The adaptive reuse project opened in November, and Bar Bohémien’s space leaned into reinventing the historic 1929 space. The indoor sports an open, vaulted high-ceiling retro vibe with 1920s brickwork, arched window, and leather bar seats. Speaking of windows, they’re everywhere. In early evening hours, Bar Bohémien willcapture LA’s sunset light, as will the rooftop patio that overlooks Culver Boulevard. It’s a good size, clocking in at 2,400 square feet, though the indoor bar will have to remain closed under LA County’s coronavirus guidelines. For now, outdoor capacity is limited to 25 percent, with a 10 p.m. curfew. When these restrictions are lifted, Bar Bohémien will keep late-night hours.
It’ll be easy to nab a bite from one the food vendors downstairs. Bar Bohémien’s beverage director AC Baker — formerly of Simonette and Tao Group — assembled a California wine list, localbeers, and of course cocktails, like the Nirvana with Uncle Nearest 1856 Whiskey, lemon cordial, bitters, and Angostura Amaro.
The group behind Bar Bohémien are some established LA bar names with Wade McElroy, Russell Malixi, and Andrew Corbett, who operatedsome of LA’s known spaces including the now closed Ma’am Sir, Cafe Birdie (temporarily closed), DTLA’s Horse Thief, and Highland Park’s Ichijiku Sushi Bar.