Gallery Bar - Wine & Spirits Magazine

Gallery Bar

Gallery Bar in Los Angeles’ downtown Millennium Biltmore Hotel is the place to go when you’re sick of the velvet ropes of flavor-of-the month bars and clubs. The historic hotel has hosted everyone from the pilot and crew of the Graf zeppelin to the Beatles, but is a mercifully attitude-free zone when a change of scene is in order. The bar’s genteel leather-and-marble setting makes it the ideal place to tuck into a hefty Scotch, and there are over a dozen worthy single-malts to choose from here. And in a refreshing change from the usual LA scene, the bartenders here are career pros who are more interested in divining an elixir for what ails you than discussing their pilot-season prospects. There’s an air of relaxed conviviality amongst the visiting conventioneers, after-work legal eagles and nervous first-daters—and not a velvet rope in sight.

This review appears in the print edition of the June 2008 issue.
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