Dec 1 - Cocktails in Historic Places at the Biltmore Downtown

12/01/2017 6:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Gallery Bar at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel
[Downtown Los Angeles]
506 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 624-1011

This gathering is free, but you are on the hook for food and beverage you wish to consume. The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles members gather once a month in an historic building with a bar, to socialize. We welcome interested persons to join us.

Accepts credit cards, wheelchair accessible.

The Art Deco Society returns to the Biltmore for our annual Cocktails in Historic Places holiday tradition of sipping cocktails that sparkle in the light of the hotel's lavish Holiday decor! Whether your passion lies in architecture, L.A. lore or simply great cocktails, the Biltmore Hotel is a must-see. The gorgeously ornate landmark has made appearances in countless films [Chinatown, Bugsy] and even the Beatles made a pit stop there in 1964 during their first U.S. tour.

When the hotel officially opened in 1923 it was the largest hotel west of Chicago, attaining official historic monument status in 1969. The interior design is spectacular, with frescoed mural ceilings painted in 1922 by Italian artist Giovanni Smeraldi, known for his work in the Vatican, the White House, the Vanderbilt Hotel and New York’s Grand Central Terminal.

In May of 1927, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded at a luncheon banquet in the Crystal Ballroom where the original sketch for the Oscar statue was reportedly drawn on a napkin. The Biltmore subsequently became home to the Academy Award Ceremony in its early years where notables such as Clark Gable, Walt Disney and Ginger Rogers accepted their awards on the premises.

Come straight from work or slip into something more Deco – either way, plan to join us for no-host cocktails on February 20, 2015. Cocktails in Historic Places™ is open to members and non-members alike, and no reservations are required.

The Gallery Bar is just to the right as you enter the lobby. Legend has it that Elizabeth Short (aka The Black Dahlia) was last seen alive leaving this area at the Biltmore in 1947, although according to some, she never left. In recent years, a woman in a black dress who was told to leave the mezzanine area walked to the wall and purportedly disappeared. The bar menu features a Black Dahlia martini in her honor.

The Biltmore Hotel is located on Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles, near the 110 freeway, just around the corner from Cicada Club. The Metro Red Line subway stop is just one block from the hotel, across from Pershing Square at Hill St.


Valet parking is available, $6 for the first three hours with validation at the bar. Please keep track of the time because the rates are otherwise very expensive. Paid lots and street parking is also available in the area. Please read signs carefully and confirm what time the lots close.

The bar offers an extensive menu of food and drink, featuring appetizers, burgers, flatbreads & other grill fare--


Food [served from 4-11 p.m. daily]

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