LA’s most impressive taproom has a new brewery taking over. Just outside the front door to DTLA’s bustling Union Station, Homebound Brew Haus will take over the restaurant space most famously occupied by the iconic Harvey House.
Home Bound replaces Imperial Western Beer Company, which opened in just 2018 after a years-long redesign. The huge space – which can fit more than 400 people – has kept the art deco design, with beautiful tile flooring and wallpaper straight from White Lotus.
For entertainment, they have shuffleboard tables, pool tables, and a huge horseshoe-shaped bar, in addition to the 15-barrel brewing system in the back of the house. There are also plenty of TVs, and a massive projector set-up for games. The concept feels distinctly like a sports bar, albeit the biggest one you’ve ever stepped inside.
Also new since the flip is a large covered front patio, which includes two huge TVs, a shuffleboard table, and tons of outdoor seating.
To begin, they’ve got 12 beers on tap, including most of the usual suspects – a West Coast IPA, a Vienna lager, and a pilsner – in addition to some less common draft options like a quad, a dubbel, and a rye pale ale. They’ve also got a full food menu with a bunch of brewery essentials, like pretzels, bratwurst, and burgers.
Though the name is new and the beers have changed, this is really more of a re-concept than a new brewery, since Home Bound is run by the same owners as Imperial Western.
That company – Pouring With Heart – is building a bit of a bar empire throughout Los Angeles. They also own Arts District Brewing and All Season Brewing, which took over the Firestone Tire Building on La Brea earlier this year. The LA-based bar group also runs a network of dive bars like Tony’s Saloon and 4100 Bar, more upscale spots like Bar Jackalope and Seven Grand, and the well-known sandwich spot Cole’s French Dip.
Home Bound opens its doors this Thursday, November 4, and is open daily from 3 to 10pm.