When the train depot-inspired cocktail bar Westbound shuttered in May after just two years, many wondered what would become of the gorgeous space at the One Santa Fe complex in the Arts District.
On Oct. 20, the answer arrived with the opening of Here & Now.
Former Westbound head Sarah Meade partnered with Va’La Hospitality on a space that holds onto much of Westbound’s Art Deco aesthetic while offering a drinks menu that takes inspiration from L.A.’s different historical eras.
Cocktails include the Acapulco Blue, a mix with Arette Resposado tequila, Combier Bleu, lime and pineapple mix, and the Noble Savage, a concoction with apple brandy, Sazerac rye, spiced pear and pecan bitters.
Here & Now’s food menu includes pork belly fries, mushroom and polenta, and the Here & How burger. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m.-midnight.
At 300 S. Santa Fe Ave., (213) 262-9291 or hereandnowdtla.com.