Friday, May 9, 2008
I was out-and-about most of yesterday. I had lunch with a good friend in the afternoon, then hung out at his place and watched some TV, then met my roommate at The Abbey bar in West Hollywood in the evening.
This is my favorite bar, in terms of design, that I've ever seen anywhere. It started out as a small coffee shop, then an outside bar was added...then another bar added in the back with some additional private sitting booths.
Then, the owners bought the store next door and converted that into two more bars, two huge lounges and added some cool bathrooms and a variety of interesting candle holders, statues and rod iron throughout the indoor/outdoor areas.
Then, inside the newest front lounge area, they added a huge crystal fireplace...something you'd picture Cher having in one of her many houses.
The bar is just one of the coolest designed places around and a must-see if you ever get to Los Angeles. There are a variety of indoor/outdoor spaces with plenty of room to just sit back and watch the pretty people that mill about throughout the night. The weekends are especially crowded, but worth all of the squeezing by and weaving through all the kids standing around.
Plus, they make make some really good food and a variety of martinis and mojitos that, although a bit pricey ($14 each), are quite worth it.
It would be a perfect house for me (of course it would have to come with all of the bartenders, cooks, waiters and liquor), if it were actually a house.
With a few modifications and a winning lottery ticket...it just might be one day.