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Heart of History: Cocktail Bar Opens in L.A.’s Oldest Landmarked Building

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Oct. 21 2021, Updated 2:32 p.m. ET

Do you love fine craft cocktails, and history? Do you dream of sitting among the ghosts of the past and indulging in some custom craft boozing? You’re in luck! NeueHouse, a work and social focused private members community, has just opened its newest bar in the heart of Los Angeles’ oldest landmark building, the Bradbury Building. You can drink in more than alcohol in the heart of this historic building, and it’s the new must-see for every history buff and cocktail lover out there. 

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The Wyman

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It’s classic, comfortable, and chock-full of history: The Wyman. Co-working brand NeueHouse has opened this brand new bar – the third in their line – inside of the historic Bradbury Building in downtown Los Angeles. Situated in the heart of this historic building as it is, The Wyman borrows the building’s unique and classic architecture to create a space that feels both elegant and modern. 

The interior decor is a blend of contemporary and nu-classic, with orange leather pod chairs nestled under the bar and ’70’s lounge chairs facing the historic brick fireplace. It’s the perfect space to work from during the day, and let down your hair at night. The daytime Wyman offers a menu of coffee, teas, and light bites to keep you going. The nighttime Wyman offers craft cocktails, beer, and wine in the evening to help wash away your cares. 

Whether you cast your eyes downward at the historic light parquet flooring or up towards the exposed beams and electric ducts, you’re sure to find a fun Bradbury touch. For more information on visiting The Wyman as well as business hours, visit the website

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More Human Than Human: A Halloween Tech Noir Feast

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Because The Wyman is opening in the heart of spooky season, they’re celebrating the opening with a Halloween-themed event. In a statement, the Wyman team shares, “In celebration of its ghostly season opening which could not be more fitting, NeueHouse Bradbury will be hosting More Human Than Human: A Halloween Tech Noir Feast on October 30th. The immersive dining experience within the halls of the iconic Bradbury Building will transport guests to a world that is comfortably nostalgic and alarmingly futuristic, alongside a four-course night-market inspired feast with soul-stirring cocktails and theatrical performances.”

When you step through the door you’ll wonder: am I in the future? Am I in the past? With a seamless blend of both, the More Human Than Human evening will titillate all of yours senses with a disco glow atmosphere. In order to join this past-meets-future, four-course opening extravaganza, head over to the website and purchase tickets. They start at $300 per diner, and include delectable dishes crafted specially for the evening. The themed feast will challenge guests with the question: are you more human than human? 

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The Bradbury Building

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And it all goes down in the heart of Los Angeles’ oldest landmark building. But what’s the history there? Built in 1893, the Bradbury is a multi-story building designed around an inner courtyard, and boasts art nouveau railings along the stairways, open elevator cages, and the weighty feel of history. Historic Structures shares, “In the early 1890’s, Louis Bradbury, who had made a fortune in raining in Mexico and was a resident of Los Angeles, decided that he wanted an office building which would reflect his soaring vision of himself. He commissioned Sumner P. Hunt, Architect, to draw up plans. But, when they were completed, Bradbury was dissatisfied, and he offered the job to a young draftsman in Hunt’s Office – George Herbert Wyman.” 

Wyman was young – just 32 – and felt a little guilty taking the job from his employer. HS adds, “What puzzles most critics is the conviction of the design, the fine sense of scale, the excellent use of materials in an unorthodox building designed by a relatively inexperienced young man of thirty two. It is possible that Luther Peters provided Wyman with the clue to the design of the Bradbury Building; Peters spent many months in travel in Europe and his accounts of buildings of cast iron and glass may have excited Wyman. But, Although the central-court concept of the building may not have been Wyman’s, the sincerity and boldness of the detailing certainly was. Nothing is accidental about the building; all details work toward a unified whole. What makes it even more unusual is that the Bradbury Building is Wyman’s only work of lasting importance.”

By placing The Wyman in the Bradbury, NeueHouse gives a nod to his contribution in creating the architectural marvel, which brings students of the industry from around the world to admire his work. The Wyman is the perfect place to kick back and relax amid your Bradbury tour, or take a load off while running around ultra-modern and congested Los Angeles. 

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