Pot Lobby Bar
Only Roy Choi could get away with serving kimchi soju in a hotel lobby bar, and only Choi could call that bar Pot. The chef was tapped to oversee the food and beverage program at The Line Hotel, a new boutiqe hotel that replaced Koreatown's Radisson. The lobby bar is like a swank puzzle of angled banquettes and cozy pentagonal-shaped booths, with a bar that looks almost like a wooden mushroom with shiny balloons spelling out “pot bar” nesting in the top. Boxes full of toy water guns and colorful glasses, big bowls of fruit, Mexican candelas, lollipop roses, tamarind sticks and bowls of candy line the bar. The vibe is playful, low-key, groovy and dark. In a word: Choi. The cocktails curated by Matt Biancaniello, a barman known for keeping things like uni, nori, dill, arugula and mushrooms in his arsenal, veer from the creatively straightforward (mezcal and tonic) to curry-infused soju and Long Island Iced Teas made with blood orange soda.
3515 Wilshire Blvd.; 213-368-3030