Down on 7th and Olive in the Historic Core, the Los Angeles Athletic Club has been entertaining its exclusive membership since 1880. With a brand new makeover by interior designer Tracy Beckmann (Mas Malo, Hotel Lautner), the third-floor restaurant and bar maintain the space’s Art Deco charm with mid-century flourishes. With a new cocktail program by master mixologists Liquid Assets’ Marcos Tello & Aidan Demarest, Invention is set to become one of downtown’s hottest spots for a tipple.

While the LA Athletic Club is still members-only, the Club now offers a social membership for those who want to make Invention (and the adjacent restaurant Famous Players) their preferred drinking destination.

Tracy Beckmann honed her skills as a designer during her four-year collaboration with Kelly Wearstler of KWID and the renowned KOR Group. In addition to an impressive collection of LA-based design projects, Beckmann has also recently garnered global media attention for the impressive restoration of the famed Hotel Lautner that she and business partner Ryan Trowbridge own in Desert Hot Springs (that we toured earlier this year at Modernism Week).

Join us for a tour of the bar with Tracy Beckmann, and stay for the special: $7 Manhattans for de LaB.

Parking is available in the structure on Olive just past 7th Street for $4.50.