Private co-working space and social gathering hub (think WeWork meets Soho House) NeueHouse has added a long-discussed new location inside the famed Bradbury Building in Downtown Los Angeles, and is bringing with it one of the swankiest bars the city has seen in some time. The new Wyman Bar is now open for daytime through evening service, transitioning from coffee and lunch drinks to booze and wine at night — but only for a limited time, and with prior reservations.
Downtown’s new Wyman Bar is of a piece with the “work hard, play hard” ethos of the modern tech-driven workplace, where collaborators are enticed to stick around after ‘clocking out’ in order to remain social with co-workers. Companies pull in workers with the promise of design-forward workplaces and ‘perks’ like drinks and evening activations, including exhibits, live entertainment, and more.
At NeueHouse, those spaces and events are mostly only for paying members, but the company is opening the Wyman Bar to the public for some time. Reps tell Eater that the bar’s public-facing component does not have an end date as of yet, and is expected to remain open through the end of the year at least.
Perhaps most interestingly, the new Wyman Bar (named for the architect of the famed building, which was built in 1893) will pay homage to its starring role as a backdrop to the film Blade Runner by showing set images from the movie taken by late photographer Stephen Vaughan. Other activations of the space will follow in the coming months. As for the space itself, expect a long marble bar, plush stools, and lots of rich, dark woods inside the warm, brick-touched space designed by DesignAgency.
Downtown LA’s Wyman Bar is now open inside the NeueHouse at the Bradbury Building, keeping hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with evening hours Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. until late at 304 S. Broadway. Reservations are required for non-members.