The main entrance leads down a flight of stairs into an area with comfy couches and the look of a library. This is what management likes to refer to as the cocktail den.
“Downstairs in the craft cocktail lounge, you can take a breather and actually talk to the person you’re with,” says Travis Bass of the Tru Hospitality group. “We wanted a 1920s speakeasy down here, but upscale in London or Paris with no Prohibition.”
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The cocktail highlights include a jello shot with pineapple juice and absinth and alcohol infused marshmallows. A food menu with small bites will also be served in this area.
The venue’s side entrance on Selma Avenue leads upstairs to the nightclub, where there is a large dance floor, fancy lighting and the only two-story VIP booth in all of Los Angeles. The Argyle’s website describes the club as “a champagne jam where high art, high fashion, and high times mingle on the dance floor and the DJ is only as important as the next song.”
The venue’s soft opening arrived this past weekend to rave reviews. The club’s grand opening will take place on Tuesday night (August 19) with LA’s own Bee Fowl DJing. The club will then be open from 10pm to 2am on select nights, while the cocktail den will remain open nightly.
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