The long run of Downtown cocktail destination Honeycut ended on New Years Eve, leaving questions as to who exactly would be taking over instead. Now it seems that the Circa 93 group is on the scene, opening a new bar over the weekend in the same space called Queensberry.
Circa 93 is the group behind several prominent LA bars, including the Room in both Santa Monica and Hollywood, as well as the Continental Club and the Association in Downtown. Their latest venture lands in the semi-hidden subterranean bar space off Flower and 8th, and retains the same glowing disco floor that has been there for years.
Otherwise Queensberry represents a pretty big perspective shift, as the new bar hopes to feel like a nod to London’s many members-only clubs, a hideaway for in-the-know imbibers to party the night away. The bar area offers cocktails, champagne by the bottle, and has at least one bottle of whiskey from every state in the union; adjacent to that is the dance room with the disco floor. Each will have its own distinct menu, posted below.
The Queensberry hosted an opening party last weekend, and keeps hours moving forward from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Enter through the alley on 8th between Flower and Figueroa.