I was recently catching up on my, ahem, archives of Los Angeles Downtown News’ and read an article from the 9/29/08 issue about Tranquility Base that mentioned Bloody Mary bar at its Sunday brunch:
“…Sunday brunch … build-your-own Bloody Mary bar ($10); …server brought out our Bloody Mary glasses. At first I thought they were filled with ice water nearly to the top, but it turned out to be a serious serving of vodka. You can play mixologist and add an assortment of items to your drink: spicy tomato mix, horseradish, olives, onions, various seasoning salts, hot sauce, Worcestershire, celery, and my favorite garnish, Slim Jims. …”
801 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.;
Sat. 1 p.m.-2 a.m.; and
Sun. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Tranquility Base's bloody mary bar is excellent. You choose the vodka, they bring it to you and then you make it to your heart's desire. They had multiple types of mixes and seasonings. The brunch was decent. The french toast was special--unfortunately, I don't remember the specifics but remember it being very good.
The one thing that bothered my girl and me about this place was the music. The name is Tranquility Base and they have this whole chill, cool vibe going but they were playing 50's diner music. We complained that it was ruining the atmosphere. They changed it to Dave Mathews, which was certainly better but still seemed a bit off in this place.
We'll still go back for the Bloody Mary bar.