Miami’s Broken Shaker bar, Israeli restaurant by Jenn Louis are coming to downtown L.A.


Freehand, the office-building-turned-glam-hostel with outlets in Chicago and Miami, scheduled to open in downtown L.A.’s Commercial Exchange Building this fall, will also be home to the Broken Shaker bar and a restaurant by Portland, Ore., chef Jenn Louis.

Louis, known for the Portland restaurants Lincoln and Sunshine Tavern and her recent cookbook “Pasta by Hand,” has plans to open an Israeli restaurant in the Freehand.

And if you’ve been to the Freehand properties in Miami or Chicago, you may be familiar with the Broken Shaker. The bars are the result of a collaboration between the Sydell Group, which owns the Freehand properties, and Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi of Bar Lab. An outlet of the Broken Shaker will open on the Freehand L.A. rooftop, next to the pool.


The bar, which has been nominated for two James Beard awards, will showcase seasonal cocktails and street-food inspired small plates. It’s also known for serving a Cocoa-Puff-cereal-infused bourbon.

Both Louis’ restaurant and the Broken Shaker bar are scheduled to open in conjunction with the hotel this fall.

The hotel is expected to have more than 200 rooms for small and large groups. Some of the rooms will include six beds.

As soon as we get more information, we’ll be sure to update this post.

416 W. 8th St., Los Angeles,

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