In the year+ that I’ve lived downtown (and the 20+ years I’ve lived in the LA area), a couple Fridays ago was the first time I stepped inside the historic and glamorous Millennium Biltmore. Though not very gracefully, I might add – I almost killed myself stepping out of my building’s shuttle in five-inch heels. Way to go.
The Biltmore was built in the 1920s in an elaborate Spanish-Italian Beaux Arts style, which served as the perfect backdrop for the Oscars in the 30s and 40s, and all the vacationing celebrities staying at the hotel. I would love to attend a wedding here – it would make such an elegant and breath-taking statement, though I’m sure it’s pricey as a venue.
Inside the Gallery Bar where a jazz band was playing. It’s mostly over 40 hotel guests that frequent the bar, but you can find a number of characters that come in and out.
It is definitely not a CHEAP bar – I balked at the $16 cocktails and $20 cheese plate, but in all honesty, it was one of the best cheese plates I’ve ever tried.
I have a bunch of fancy, girly clothes that I never get to wear anywhere, so I think I’ll have to incorporate the Gallery Bar into my usual round of DTLA haunts specifically for dress-up purposes.