Oldfield's Liquor Room


Opens Friday Oct 21, 2011 (5pm–2am)


Daily (5pm–2am)


Oldfield's Liquor Room

10899 Venice Blvd



Various prices


Oldfield's Liquor Room has a classic, Boardwalk Empire vibe. The newest watering hole from the 1933 Group (Bigfoot Lodge, The Thirsty Crow) was remade and remodeled from their previous bar, Saints and Sinners. This new incarnation is named for and inspired by owner/designer Bobby Green's longtime hero, racing pioneer Barney Oldfield. The early 19th century throwback décor includes subway-tiled walls and a vintage wooden bar flown in from Wisconsin. Tunes from the 30s and 40s play as top-notch mixologists hailing from the bars at Rivera, La Descarga, and A-Frame compose praiseworthy cocktails. One must-try, the Blonde Comet, is a delectable concoction of Elijah Craig 12 Year Bourbon, Mathilde Peche liqueur, and grapefruit. Another standout, the Golden Submarine, is an intermingling of peach-infused cognac, absinthe, Prosecco, sugar, and fresh lemon. Their rotating list of simple but delicious sandwiches currently includes one with Challerhocker cheese, rosemary, and apricot mostarda; another with Fra' Mani Ham, black cherry jam, and farm butter; and Valhrona bittersweet chocolate with extra-virgin olive oil and sea salt.

Karin E. Baker, Flavorpill

The 1933 Group says…

Formed over a decade ago, the 1933 Group changed the face of L.A.'s once drab bar scene by creating intoxicating environments in which to imbibe. A creative collaboration of designer Bobby Green and entrepreneurs Dimitri Komarov and Dmitry Liberman, the 1933 Group was named for the year prohibition was repealed. Appropriate title, given their passion for fine spirits and providing patrons with a feeling of being in a different time and place.