The owners of La Cuevita, the Highland Park bar former known as the Little Cave, are putting the final touches on the Figueroa Street bar before it makes its official debut on May 4. The 1933 Group, which also operates the Thirsty Crow in Silver Lake and Big Foot Lodge in Atwater Village, remade the Highland Park into what it calls a “Mexican-grotto bar” that features tequila and mescal drinks. The interior design is the work of company designer Bobby Green. Says the company in a press release
To embellish the intimate bar, Green used reclaimed wood remnants, stained glass lighting and classic iron fixtures to adorn the walls. Magnificent 100 year-old doors, derived from an old Mexican church, now flank the patio and front entrance of the building. The rustic bar is highlighted by worn leather stools and is surrounded by tables made from salvaged wood and marble.
But what about the drinks? Expect concoctions like Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal, made with St Germain, fresh lemon juice and ginger beer and the Pinaleta which features Bacardi 8 year Rum, Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, cayenne, pineapple, Gomme syrup, passion fruit juice and fresh lime.