BottleRock owner Fred Hakim believes in “breaking the rules one bottle at a time” at his Culver City wine bar/shop. On December 1, he plans to continue the tradition on the ground floor of downtown’s Met Lofts.
“When Culver City was just up-and-coming, BottleRock was one of the first notable food and wine establishments to pour new life into downtown Culver City,” says Hakim. “Culver City is now a thriving foodie destination with a young and curious crowd. The same goes for downtown. Bottlerock will add something to the downtown area that no other establishment can add, as we are a wine and beer bar that provides the service of a five-star white-table cloth restaurant, an extensive wine list with wines from around the globe and great food in an environment that is fun and relaxed.”
Hakim considers the downtown branch “BottleRock on steroids” due to the larger space that includes a courtyard and private dining area. Ernie Roth of Roth Interiors is the designer. He also designed the Culver City original. Expect a color palette that consists of sea foam green, rust, brown and steel. Hakim revealed there will be unfinished wood-block tables and a “mosaic of recycled materials,” including green and brown glass from wine bottles.
Food wise, expect an expanded menu, since the downtown location houses a full kitchen, unlike the Westside BottleRock.