Something secretive and seductive is brewing underground in South Park. Within the basement of the posh boutique O-Hotel is another magical 213 Nightlife spot in the making as part of Cedd Moses’ growing Downtown LA empire, which includes the likes of Golden Gopher, Broadway Bar, Seven Grand, and the Varnish. Under construction is a new speakeasy (that’s why it’s so secretive) termed “HoneyCut” that will add some much needed zest to a relatively quiet hood.
Cedd Moses is purportedly teaming up on the HoneyCut speakeasy with David Kaplan and Alex Day of Proprietors LLC — two New Yorkers turned Angelenos who successfully helped revamp the Bar & Kitchen restaurant at the O Hotel back in 2010. According to their website, this project has been in the works for at least a couple of years.
In order to access HoneyCut, future nightlife patrons will enter through a back door in the alleyway behind Flower Street and go down a flight of stairs into the basement, which goes along with the whole speakeasy vibe and atmosphere. The space, at about 3,000 square feet, will have two bars and a dance floor. Patry + Kline was brought on to design the space, which will likely have a rustic underground design befitting of downtown’s next hottest speakeasy set to open later this year in winter 2013.