Party Earth Review Inspired by elegant English manors, The Wellesbourne is a classic, masculine lounge that offers a low-key sanctuary from the bustle of modern Los Angeles. Cottage-style windows and limestone trim distinguish the... ... read full review
10929 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Santa Monica / Westside, Los Angeles –
Inspired by elegant English manors, The Wellesbourne is a classic, masculine lounge that offers a low-key sanctuary from the bustle of modern Los Angeles.
Cottage-style windows and limestone trim distinguish the brick Tudor-Revival exterior, while the three luxurious rooms within are decked out in rich dark wood, crown moldings, plush leather, and hues of blue and gold.
The overall collegiate ambiance is highlighted by the Library room, which is lined in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves replete with antique volumes, as well as cushy booths with gold lamps, perfect for the more studious patrons who prefer their King Lear with martinis and Manhattans.
Those in the mood for more active pursuits can head to the Games Room, where the young Ralph Lauren contingent gathers to play foosball and shuffleboard or to just chew the fat on leather chairs arranged beneath portrait paintings.
Birthday revelers and relaxed locals, meanwhile, congregate around the stone fireplace in the Lounge, whose Chesterfield sofas are a great perch for conversing over Kir Royales.
Uniting the three rooms along the back wall is a thirty-foot mahogany bar, popular with after-work buddies and guests interested in chatting with the bow-tied staff about the bar’s storied drinks.
Subdued and sophisticated, The Wellesbourne offers a touch of ye olde English elegance to a clientele looking to enjoy both cocktails and the classics.
Though the drinks menu has an old-fashioned, back-to-basics vibe, don’t let that stop you from asking a bartender to venture away from the regular offerings and whip up something with your favorite liquors. Since new mixology isn’t the focus here, many patrons forget that The Wellesbourne has a skilled and creative bar staff.
Trendy loungers, birthday revelers, Century City business people, and laid-back neighborhood locals, 20s to 40s.
Playlist of light funky pop with minimal Top 40 and jazz. DJs spin old funk, smooth contemporary, and old-school hip-hop. Foosball and shuffleboard tables.
Small European-style appetizers served 6–9pm.
Appetizers $5–$12. Beer $6+, wine $9, cocktails $9–$12. Valet $4.
Neat casual to smart casual during the week: clean t-shirts, polos, jeans. Dressier on weekends: classy cocktail dresses, designer button-downs.
Thursday through Saturday nights when there’s usually a line of dressed-to-impress patrons waiting to get in.
Gyu-Kaku (10925 West Pico) is a Japanese BBQ restaurant perfect for a pre- or post-Wellesbourne meal.