First Look Inside Poppy, h.wood Group’s New Surrealist Nightlife Hideaway in West Hollywood (Exclusive)

Bottles via “Slumber Swans,” a botanical garden and design inspired by the library of a Versailles estate, Lewis Carroll would appreciate this new hotspot

Oversized oyster shells concealing a bottle-bearing mermaid are coming to West Hollywood.

Poppy, billed as a “bohemian fantasy,” is a new nightlife spot from the team behind Bootsy Bellows, ShoreBar, Delilah, Peppermint Club and Blind Dragon, opening its door to select collection of guests tonight.

For John Terzian and Brian Toll’s h.wood Group, it’s only a few steps north up La Cienega Boulevard from their mafia-styled haunt The Nice Guy, taking over and reimagining the space that used to be the STK steakhouse.

 

A mashup of a fanciful botanical garden and tipsy Versailles parlor party, the ornamental multi-room space will soon be backing up traffic on La Cienega with Ubers and Lyfts belching out the affluent young professionals plugged into Terzian, Toll, and h.wood’s network.

Opening only one night a week, the distinct scenes within the venue should give a shake to the lone hotly contested weeknight in the Hollywood nightlife scene: Thursdays.

Across town in Hollywood, Tao Group’s “Highlight Room” at the Dream Hollywood has begun rooftop poolside parties on Thursday nights while the big room big crowd at 1Oak lumbers on several years past its young Hollywood peak.

As the first fumes of the 2018 awards season begin to filter through the industry, Poppy should also figure into many post-telecast Sunday night after-party plans.

It begins this Sunday.

Designer Jeremy Scott and UGG are throwing a post-MTV VMA’s bash in the space. And down the rabbit hole we go …

Poppy
Thursday nights only
755 La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood