This Week’s L.A. Happenings: The West End Bar, Teddy’s at Roosevelt Hotel, Ray’s and Stark

NOW OPEN: The West End Bar In Westwood
Here’s a West Side story without choreographed dancing involved: The West End Bar – an American bar and neighborhood kitchen, now open in Westwood. Everything is locally-sourced here, from the craft cocktail menu ingredients (house-soaked bourbon cherries and pomegranate grenadine made in-house), to the mixologist and chef (Santa Monica-born Alex Ohayon). Ohayon cooks up creative small plates, like custom-blend burgers and duck rillette, though we’re not going to lie: our favorite meal is in the liquids.

The West End Bar (2116-B Westwood Blvd., Westwood) is now open. For dinner reservations, call 310-470-6601. For the inside-scoop, check out the listing at BlackBook Guides.

FRIDAY: Teddy’s Opens At Roosevelt Hotel
After a year-long-ish power nap, our favorite Teddy has finally reopened: Teddy’s at Roosevelt Hotel. This unmarked celebrity-loved lounge is flanked with chandelier, arches, and an island bar. Open only on Friday nights, expect wild nights you won’t remember on Saturdays. Reservations are expected.

Teddy’s at Roosevelt Hotel (7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood). For reservations, call 323-466-7000. For the inside-info on Teddy’s, check out the listing at BlackBook Guides.

TUESDAY: Cur-ATE At Ray’s & Stark Bar
You like art. So did Alexander the Great, most likely. You can follow Alexander’s path at this ArtBites event at Ray’s and Stark Bar which pairs artwork and archaeological finds with dishes inspired by the conqueror’s continental crossing. 

Artbites’ Cur-ATE event is $100 and happening at Ray’s and Stark Bar (5905 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire) on Tuesday the 12th. It includes tour, dinner, and parking. To make reservations, call 323-857-6010. For more information on Ray’s, check out the listing at BlackBook Guides. 

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