by Marcellas Reynolds
Weho desperately needs something different. It’s great to have a new spot in Weho that is a little off the beaten path of Santa Monica Blvd & Robertson. I popped into The Office Weho last night not really knowing what to expect.
Most people know this location as the old Numbers, located in an upper floor space at the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Hancock. I’d been to Numbers (a lot) when it was operating here and sort of liked it. Sort of. It was one of those places that depended on who you went with.
The Office Weho is very different. First, the staff is incredibly good-looking. It rivals just about any bar in Weho for that “hotness of staff” factor. There are some familiar faces working there and loads of new talent. (Especially this li’l blond waiter with hot abs and an even hotter face…)
The Office Weho is a lot brighter and open than Numbers was, and quite a bit more hip. I like it. Like the name implies, the decor feels like an actual office. The hosts are even called interns.
The drinks are strong and fruity. They’re a lil kitschy… with names like The Intern (Eristoff Vodka, Red Bull, Pama, Mixed Berries), The New Guy (Grey Goose, St. Germain, Strawberries, Lemonade) & Rush Hour (Stoli Peach Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice, Mixed Berries).
I didn’t eat, but the food I saw coming out of the kitchen looks good. And they have real fries, not that weird sweet potato thing that faux hip places are shoving down everyone’s throat.
But most importantly, happy hour is from 4-8pm Monday through Friday with 1/2 off drink specials & 1/2 off appetizers. I’ll def be back for that.
The Office Weho is in the midst of a soft opening to get their legs. The official grand opening will be a huge party and fundraiser slated for March 26th benefiting Aids Project Los Angeles, featuring GLEE star Darren Criss. A cocktail reception will be held starting at 7pm, followed by “the show” at 9pm, which is billed as An Evening with Darren Criss. General admission tickets are $75, and “meet & greet” tickets are $125 and include an opportunity to meet Darren.
Marcellas Reynolds is Weho Daily’s Fashion and Style Editor. He is a fashion stylist for celebrity clients and a frequent commentator on TV. He also hosts Style Star, which airs on Saturday nights on Style Network. Keep up with Marcellas on Twitter at @MarqueeMarc
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