Party Earth Review Built in tribute to Berna Oldfield, a famous race car driver buried in a cemetery two miles away, Oldfield’s Liquor Room is a classic drinking den that’s old-school right down to the borax soaps in the bathrooms... ... read full review
10899 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Culver City, Los Angeles –
Built in tribute to Berna Oldfield, a famous race car driver buried in a cemetery two miles away, Oldfield’s Liquor Room is a classic drinking den that’s old-school right down to the borax soaps in the bathrooms.
Once through the antique French café doors, patrons enter a bright, white-tiled space where nearly everything has been reclaimed from another bar, including the hardwood bar itself.
Young execs from the nearby studios slink in for Happy Hour, trying hard to forget the latest Dane-Cook-Attempts-a-Drama-Again project over racing-themed classics like the Blonde Comet, a rye-based drink splashed with grapefruit and peach liqueur. Fresh ingredients are the norm for everything, from the house-made syrups to the locally grown cilantro, and even the soda water is poured from newly cracked bottles.
The nostalgic vibe is heightened by ambient jazz and classic piano tunes, though both are often drowned out by clangorous conversation as the hipster connoisseurs start traipsing in for the evening.
Single guys nurse whiskey shots and chat up ladies sipping absinthe with strawberries, as thirty-something groups unwind on the patio with large signature punch bowls. Couples and intimate groups looking for more privacy cozy up by candlelight in the small back area, chatting and canoodling over pints of the selective craft beers that are also on hand.
A throwback to the days of yore, Oldfield’s Liquor Room will keep guests mingling and drinking all the way to the night’s finish line.
Young professionals from nearby studios, couples on dates, Westside hipsters, whiskey aficionados, mid-20s to mid-30s.
DJs spin 50s, 60s, French pop, and garage mixes F–Sa from 9pm–close. Ambient jazz and piano classics other times.
Happy Hour daily 5–8pm.
Beer $6–$10, wine $7–$10, cocktails $10–$12, punch bowls $90/serves eight. Valet $5 W–Sa from 9pm.
Hip casual: corduroys, t-shirts, button-downs, plaid, fitted jeans, flirty tops.
Any Thursday through Saturday evening for casual cocktails and good conversation.
Bigfoot West (10939 Venice Boulevard) is a faux hunting lodge-themed bar run by 1933 Group – the same guys behind Oldfield’s – and serves up creative high-end cocktails to a spirited mass of hipsters.
For added nostalgia, visitors can head to Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (5835 West Slauson Avenue) where Berna Oldfield was laid to rest.