When you hear Brent Bolthouse's name is attached to a nouveau nightlife spot, you can count on all the dope deets being neatly buttoned-up. The man has rabble-rousing and swanky sips down to a mad science. Well, his latest Santa Monica property on the famed Fairmont Miramar Hotel grounds is nothing like Trousdale, Hyde, or even that wild Neon Carnival at Coachella.
In fact, at The Bungalow you won't find mini-skirted models bouncing around on banquettes, or fest-goers in altered states on ferris wheels. Instead, you'll soak up cozy vintage décor in a zen cottage courtyard, while sipping sangria — and maybe even engage in some ping-pong or pool! It's basically akin to crashing your design-inclined surfer pal's chill outdoor palace, even sprinkled with attractive attendees bedecked in rocker tees (H&M outfitted the staff). Totally mellow, brah!
The Bungalow, 101 Wilshire Boulevard (at Ocean Avenue), Santa Monica; 310-899-8530.
Photos: Courtesy of Brenna Egan, PMK/BNC