Trendy lounge The Bungalow at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel will reopen Friday, Nov. 15 after shutting its doors for several weeks to upgrade its facility and straighten out some issues with its liquor license.
The bar designed to look like a Bohemian surfer’s bachelor pad made the announcement Monday on its Facebook page. Management is expected to give out branded T-shirts to those who show up on Friday.
“We want to thank the city of Santa Monica staff, the Santa Monica Police Department and the (Alcoholic Beverage Control), as well as all of our loyal patrons for their continued and overwhelming support during this process,” management wrote. “We have used the time to begin and make significant improvements to The Bungalow and we look forward to warmly welcoming everyone back this weekend.”
Representatives with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control found out the club was operating without a proper liquor license during a routine inspection. Officials with the state noticed that the Fairmont’s old license restricted the sale of alcohol to certain spaces within the hotel, including The Bungalow, which boasts farm-fresh cocktails.
Representatives from the club claimed it was an oversight on their part and essentially a quick fix.