Published November 14, 2008
The Most Surreal Bar You May Ever Experience
You'll recall we were recently all
. Well...never mind.
When you're having a Liquid Nitrogen Caipirinha
from a roving cart while sitting on a hairy
barstool that looks like Cousin It, understatement is not the word that comes to mind.
Welcome to Bar Centro
, the core of a surrealist high-end food court called The Bazaar
by José Andrés
that's soft-opening Monday inside the new SLS Hotel.
First things first—after you valet, enter the lobby to the left, not the right. (Yes, there are two
lobbies—one leading to the Bazaar, the other for hotel guests.) Here you'll get the over-the-top
spectacle you came for. Regal dukes morphing into monkeys on leaning LED screens. Margaritas with Salt
. A table encased in a cube of illuminated glass. Mojitos in shakers pouring over cotton candy. A
hidden fortune teller. (She just might predict an unusual evening—we hear she's good.)
And after your Caviar with Steamed Buns and Crème Fraîche
, your check will follow you
if you decide to have a seat at the ham-and-cheese bar inside the Spanish restaurant Rojo y Blanca
Or at the mirrored communal table in The Patisserie
, if your date's in the mood for some
Ganache and Wasabi Bonbons
, some Lime Fizzy Rocks...
and perhaps a replica of the Titanic
(from design temple Moss).
It's a small way to go big.
465 S. La Cienega Blvd
(S. of San Vicente)
Los Angeles, CA 90048