Following in the speakeasy trend set by the likes of the Varnish and La Descarga, this Koreatown lounge—a low-ceiling, white marble and green-leather banquettes set the “Caesars Club” vibe, perhaps a nod to the former karaoke inhabitant. As expected, the entrance is unmarked: A stylish red door leads to a theatrically disorienting wall of doorknobs and keyholes. Once inside, there’s a small selection of beer and wine—four bottled beers (IPA, Lager, Brown Ale, Triple) and six wines by-the-glass (bubbly, white, rose and red)—but the cocktail program is front and center. Fresh herbs, fruits, simple syrups and torches set the stage for well-made, craft cocktails prepared by attentive and friendly bartenders donning classic white collared shirts and black vests. There’s a limited late-night, food menu from the next door Stall 239—try the Lollipop Chicken Wings ($7) and not-so-date-friendly garlic fries ($3).
- Lock & Key is a bar/lounge that serves specialty cocktails.
- The entrance is rather secretive and well disguised next to a sandwich place.
- Actor Hill Harper is the co-owner of this place.
Where is Lock & Key located?
Lock & Key is located in the heart of Koreatown.
How much is cover charge at Lock & Key?
Lock & Key does not have general admission on most days.
How long will I have to wait at Lock & Key?
Expect to wait anywhere from 10-40 min depending on when you arrive.
When is Lock & Key open?
Lock & Key is open daily.
What are the best nights to go to Lock & Key?
Weekends are the best.
What is the dress code at Lock & Key?
Dress to impress! Collared shirt / jeans / dress shoes for guys. Avoid anything that can be considered sportswear (track jackets, jerseys, sneakers, hats, etc). Unless you’re a celebrity – in that case you can dress however you please.
How much do drinks cost at Lock & Key?
Expect to pay $10-$15 for cocktails.
What kind of music do they play at Lock & Key?
Lock & Key features mostly top 40, with a mix of EDM and hip hop.