Once voted LA’s Best New Bar, The Chalet on Colorado Boulevard just west of Townsend is no more. The Swiss-Alps ski lodge has transformed into an English Pub called The Black Boar.
Judging from the pics, the interior decor is not much different than before, tho it looks like the comfy sofas have been replaced by tables and chairs, the lighting isn’t quite as dim, and there’s a flat-panel above the fireplace.
“Opening today from the guys behind Laurel Tavern and The Library Bar, The Black Boar’s a 1400sq ft bar patterned after timeless British pubs, with a fireplace presiding over a nearly all-wooden interior featuring banquette-abetted booths, simple bartop wood stools, and rectangular farmhouse tables imported from Jolly Ol’ England, all run by an extra-friendly staff — as the owner says, “no a**holes allowed,” so… see you outside! The boozy focus’s on beers, with eight taps dedicated mostly to across-the-pond goodness: Old Speckled Hen, Strongbow, Fullers ESB, Fullers London Pride, Harp, and Murphy’s Stout round out the Brit suds, while Belgian Hoegaarden and Humboldt’s Lost Coast Downtown Brown Ale sit to the side, making orthodontist jokes under-their-breath. The brewy goodness doesn’t end there: bottles include Samuel Smith Lager, Fullers London Porter, and Wells Bombardier, all of which can be downed while watching soccer on the hard-to-find European sports channel Setanta on one of the three flat screens, or, more likely, while ignoring soccer from Setanta on all three of those flat screens.”
No pub fare, though patrons are encouraged to BYOPizza from neighboring Casa Bianca.
Photo credit: Thrillist.com.