Downtown Los Angeles has a wealth of stunning properties leftover from its twentieth century heyday, and this bank vault in the middle of Historic Core has been transformed into Reserve. As one of L.A.’s oldest bank spaces, the building goes back to 1924, when the Hellman Commercial Trust and Savings was built into the ground floor (it was eventually absorbed into Bank of America). Officially opened this past Saturday, Reserve spans a number of sub-lounges and dance floors for a multi-faceted experience depending on the night of the week. Founded by Eric Cloutier, the project has been over a year in the making. Wednesdays boast live performers and singers, giving the place a supper club-like feel. Once the weekend comes, expect DJs to pound music on the dance floors.
To sip, enjoy classics like Sazeracs, juleps, and fizzes to farmer’s market-driven intoxicants like the Benjamin’s baby, mixing gin, chambord, blackberries, and prosecco. All the drinks get a fun monetary theme, but that doesn’t mean everything is expensive. Daily happy hour means $8 old fashioneds and $7 wells. If you’re hungry, a tight list of bar bites like truffle parmesan fries and sliders will keep you satiated while you party away. Or bite into a bacon brie blue cheese burger if you came with an appetite.
- The Reserve is occupying the space of an old bank vault.
- Daily happy hours until 7 PM at the Reserve for those working downtown.
- Different music / vibes on every night.
- Free guestlist on Friday and Saturday before 11 PM
- Food is served here during the week as well!
Where is The Reserve located?
The Reserve is located in the heart of Downtown LA on Spring street between 6th and 7th.
How much is cover charge at The Reserve?
General admission varies from $20-30 depending on how busy it is.
How long will I have to wait at The Reserve?
You’ll likely have to wait between 15-45 minutes depending on when you arrive. The earlier you arrive, the shorter you’ll have to wait!
When is The Reserve open?
The Reserve is open every week from Wednesday through Saturday.
What are the best nights to go to The Reserve?
Depends on what you’re into. Each night has different programming. Wednesdays features live music, Fridays and Saturdays are more top 40 and hip hop music.
What is the dress code at The Reserve?
Collared shirt / jeans / dress shoes for guys. Avoid anything that can be considered sportswear (track jackets, jerseys, sneakers, hats, etc). If you are getting bottle service you will have some more leeway.
Is there parking near The Reserve?
There are parking lots near by for $15.
How much do drinks cost at The Reserve?
Bottles start at $395, drinks start at $12. Happy hours every day until 7 PM.
What kind of music do they play at The Reserve?
It depends on the night, but on the club nights its typically Top 40 / hip hop music.
Where can I find an list of upcoming events / DJs at The Reserve?