The whimsical and mysterious vibes at Lilly Rose will have you feeling like Alice walking into Wonderland for the first time. The speakeasy entrance into the basement of The Wayfarer Downtown LA leads to an eye-catching lounge with eclectic, vintage carnival vibes. Their signature infused teas and high balls are thoughtfully made but the variety of quirky seating options are the true highlight. A visit to this ornate, underground hideaway makes for the perfect date night or girls night out. (Pop in on Sundays for boozy high tea to get the full experience.)
You’ll find fitting bites like finger sandwiches, macarons, pastries, and desserts. Make a reservation for high tea on Sundays to try the full food menu, but know that the infused teas and highballs are the real highlight.
The “Maude’s Mule” is a notable standout for Moscow Mule fans, with a dash of strawberry to the classic recipe. Whisky lovers will also appreciate their selection of quality Japanese whiskies. Tell the bartender what you like and they’ll make you something good!
DJs come in at 10pm Thursday and Saturday to spin top 40 mixes. On Friday you’ll find live soul music for an added touch. Music can get a touch loud at times but the song selection is solid.
You’ll never run out of things to see in the space. Vignettes of photographs and artwork, vintage décor, and sparkling chandeliers create an eccentric yet elegant atmosphere. Huge attention to detail in the design which is one of the venue’s biggest attractions. Pretty dimly lit so phone flashlights are a necessity for reading the menu.
📸 Photo Ops:
One table features a carnival ride seat that you can sit in while you sip. Also you’ve got to get pose with the vintage Zoltar machine (yes the one that tortured Tom Hanks in Big) along with the carousel horse.
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Lilly Rose Info:
813 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Weds-Sun: 2pm-6pm, 7pm-Close
- Unique speakeasy experience
- Stunning decor
- Quality alcohol selection
- Can get expensive
- A bit loud and dark
- Food is just okay