The team behind live music venue August Hall — which debuted recently with a downstairs bar, restaurant, and bowling alley called Fifth Arrow — has (at least) one more trick up its sleeve: A second story cocktail enclave called the Green Room. It’s somewhat secluded behind a semi-secret (okay, open secret) door, and it’s quite literally very green.
Take a look inside, and peruse the short but sweet list of beer, wine, and classic cocktail variations below. And while no VIP status is necessary for entry, note that the Green room is only open to August Hall ticket holders and during showtimes.
Although the new bar takes its name from the showbiz term for a private, performers-only lounge, the Green Room at August Hall is open to the masses in General Admission. Live acts playing August Hall have their own, separate private space, but according to August Hall’s partners, some have been ducking into the Green Room to rub elbows with fans. There’s also a vintage piano built-in, just in case anyone feels like giving an off-stage performance.
Like the rest of the space, Britt Hull of the Tide Design Co. and Clinton Miller of Parisa O’Connell Interior Design are behind the Green Room and its atmosphere. Highlights include forest-green velvet booths and library shelves stocked with books, old records, and instruments.
Jordan Dunn (Padrecito), Jamal Blake-Williams (Harper & Rye), and David Ruiz (Junior) came together on the concise drinks menu. Their cocktails include the Native Sons (mezcal, sherry, vermouth, maraschino) named the California historical society — the Native Sons of the Golden West — for which the building was constructed in 1911. Stained glass portraits of famous members like Jack London look down over the auditorium: Those guys have the best seats in the house.