The Reserve is located in the basement of a 12-story Beaux Arts-style building originally constructed in 1924 at the cost of $2.5 million. The ground floor of the building originally housed Hellman Commercial prior to their merger with Merchants National Bank. In December 1928, Merchants National Bank was taken over by Bank of America, and for the four decades that followed, the building served as Bank of America’s Los Angeles headquarters. When Bank of America moved their headquarters in 1972, the ground floor bank remained in operation but saw a steady decline in business. In 1988, the location was closed for good .
The modern-day Reserve continues the tradition of excellence and sophistication by giving old-school elegance a new-school flair. From our unique location, to our handcrafted cocktails, to our alluring ambiance, we are pleased to offer a range of luxuries in an intimate setting for your every need. Enjoy a Dirty Martini in our enchanting Foyer or a handcrafted “Pink Diamond” cocktail in our illuminated Vault. Take pleasure in a Reserved Old Fashioned in our Teller’s Hall, or sip a savory “Oval Office” in our Billionaire’s Lounge. The Reserve is here to bring you a sophisticated taste of American History unique to Los Angeles, lost in time, and unrivaled by any other nightlife destination.