LA’s Salvage Bar & Lounge shows panache with the past.
Made from old junk and rubble, this newcomer to the downtown Los Angeles scene is damned good-looking, for being made entirely of left-overs. Encompassing the bottom floor of circa-1926 landmark residences, Salvage initially walks that line of a hotel lounge (NOT the Thompson Hotel ones) trying to be minimalistic-chic. Well, they tried, and they succeeded. It’s both, and then kind of fun to find out what, say, your cocktail table once was. Let’s see who shows up.