by Cara Trump
Craft beers and themed cocktails were flowing at Bar BLVD’s grand opening on April 13 at the BLVD Hotel & Spa in Studio City, CA. Although the actual bar can only seat about six guests at its counter, the space — shared by the lobby — provides lush couch seating in a lounge-style environment.
Attendees sipped specialty drinks named after famous Los Angeles boulevards such as the Venice Blvd lychee martini and the Hollywood Blvd (our personal favorite), a mixture of rum, fresh raspberries, strawberries and muddled mint. As guests mingled and nibbled on snacks provided by BLVD Café, a DJ was spinning a mix of dance music, adding to the chic ambience of the new bar.
In addition to providing a new craft cocktail spot for bar hoppers in the Valley, the hotel is hosting a weekly event called BLVD Bites, Thursdays 6-10 p.m. The event features four or five different Los Angeles area food trucks parked right outside the hotel for guests and friends to enjoy the local scene and cuisine. Along with food trucks, they will also debut fashion trucks and provide a DJ and happy hour drinks from 3-7 p.m., so guests can dance, drink, shop and eat.
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