Experience living history within Clifton’s most elegant space. Reminiscent of the parlors and museums of a previous century, the Brookdale houses some of our most spectacular artifacts. Dine, dance and savor your journey as you sip handcrafted cocktails and listen to LA’s finest bands.
Since this was where modern science fiction was born, the back bar is done up like a Gothic church altar complete with soaring arches. Guys like L Ron Hubbard, Forrest Ackerman, and Ray Bradbury met up on Thursday nights and sat on a bench on the second floor of Clifton’s when that back room was known as the Brown Room. Now it’s a high-volume, high-energy bar with some elements of sci-fi homage like a meteorite at the bar and cocktails named “Forrest J.” and “The Two Rays” on the menu. And that sacred bench where the Los Angeles Science Fiction League once congregated is now a booth. The cocktails, by Newsome, are meant to be easy to execute for the high-volume bar while still being delicious and approachable. And since the bar has the most space it will also showcase the most kinds of spirits, making it conducive to hosting tastings as well as guest bartenders.
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