Onyx Lounge resides in the original Security Trust and Savings Bank building, which was erected in 1906 and designated a cultural landmark in 2003. In fact, as one of LA's first skyscrapers, it was the city's tallest building until several structures had unexpected growth spurts in 1911.
The scene inside is much different today, but Onyx maintains a connection with the building's historic past. Creators of the candle-lit lounge designed it as a cultural, artistic, and sensory experience, which begins with the food and drinks. Guests sip farm-fresh cocktails, such as the Spring St. Smash featuring bourbon, blackberry, basil, and sambuca. They also dig into popular dishes ranging from?spicy garlic fries and other small plates to full entr?es, such as braised short ribs and vegetable risotto. On Friday and Saturday nights, performers punctuate visits with live music.