Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Ok I've been here twice already but it opens up tomorrow for the public. It's nestled in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles and features great drinks, great food and an awesome ambience. I mean it's not every night you walk up to the bar and bump into Nasir Jones, you know the legendary emcee you guys may know as NaS. I missed the tastemaker's tasting tonight but I know it's good. Hopefully soon I'll have a full write up for you as far as just the food. But for now check out this write up I found on the spot after the jump, oh and I have a slideshow for you there too.

Okay, there’s an obnoxious cliché happening lately at bars all over town. An epidemic, really.

We’re talking about those places that all have obvious, accessible doors letting you inside.

You know, a challenge might be nice every now and then...

Behold the mysterious splendor of Lock & Key, a dapper speakeasy hidden behind a confounding wall covered in hundreds of doorknobs and locks—and just one of them actually opens the door—opening tonight.

So let’s talk about that getting-in part first. 1) Head to random patch of Koreatown. 2) Seek out grungy building with red door and to-go window selling fried-chicken sandwiches. 3) Get momentarily distracted by fried-chicken sandwiches. 4) Eat fried-chicken sandwich. 5) Then: enter red door.

Wow. This is unexpected. Suddenly, you’re in an incongruously handsome corridor, all Victorian and marble-y. And there’s that black wall, covered with rows and rows of knobs to try and keys to turn. Thankfully, there’s also a lovely hostess to do that part for you—and somebody thought to tell her which one does the trick.

And through the door: a cocktail Narnia. It’s a dark, intimate spot, lots of black and gold and green—and just a handful of little booths—so bring a date who likes a little mystery and some artichoke-accented cocktails. Also, helps if they’re not opposed to mirrored ceilings.

Which never hurts to find out. [Source: UrbanDaddy]


Lock & Key
239 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004
official website