Idle Hour

Built in 1941, and closed in 1984, The Idle Hour Café was reopened by 1933 Bar Group in 2015 after extensive restoration. The historic structure is one of the few standing examples of programmatic architecture left in Los Angeles. The barrel shaped bar serves some of the city's best cocktails and is both a nightlife destination and functional time capsule.

Services: Web


The Idle Hour website takes inspiration from the building itself and its intricate interior woodwork paired. A quick timeline of the bar’s history leads visitors into Idle Hour's craft cocktail offerings, crowd sourced media content, and professional photography from the storied nightlife hub.


The site was built responsively so that it looks great on all devices.


Instagram Backend

Crowd sourced Instagram content is pulled to the site in real time. All submissions can be published immediately, or saved as drafts until an admin approves the photo through and easy-to-use WordPress interface.


Individual posts can easily be managed, published or removed through the site's backend.

Menu Backend

With completely custom form fields specific to the venue, updating menus is as straightforward and easy as updating your Facebook. Get addicted to updating your daily specials instead of your Facebook status!