JP’s Bar & Grill Returning To Santa Monica

A little over a year ago, I told you about some activity at 925 Wilshire Blvd.# C in Santa Monica.  At the time, all I could discern wat the new establishment was associated with JP’s Bar and Grill, a fave neighborhood watering hole at Wilshire and 11th that had shuttered during the Pandemic.  I even reached out to the people behind JP’s, but at the time, they didn’t wish to share any details, so I only referred to the location as “a new JP’s project”.  Now a liquor license has gone up on the space, (perhaps) putting an end to the mystery.  The business name is clearly listed as JP’s Bar & Grill.

A New “JP’s” Project In Santa Monica…

A sharp-eyed reader (Thanks RB!) let me know that there was a pending conditional use notice in the window of the space at 925 Wilshire Blvd Ste C (corner of 10th), former home to Classic Tile.  (I’ve long thought this would be a great location for a restaurant)  The notice doesn’t give a business name, but lists the proposed project as, “ABC license 47 bar and restaurant for the onsite service and consumption of food and alcohol”.  The applicant is named as Bonus Eventus LLC.  A little digging reveals that Bonus Eventus is the parent company of JP’s Bar and Grill, everyone’s favorite neighborhood sports bar at Wilshire and 11th that shuttered since the Pandemic closures and remains so to this day.  I’ve reached out to the man behind JP’s and I’ll pass on more information as it becomes available.

Bar News…

Of all businesses affected by COVID, bars have been some of the hardest hit.  They were forced to close early in the pandemic, and most have remained dormant since.  One wonders if the industry will survive.  Sadly, it appears one bar didn’t.  I’ve been keeping an eye on the plywood covering Brentwood’s popular pick-up spot Bruhaus, at 11831 Wilshire Blvd., for any signs of life.  Recently a reader (Thanks Tara!) who’d been doing the same let me know that confirmation of Bruhaus‘ fate recently appeared on the front.  A prominent for lease sign lets us know that Bruhaus won’t be reopening.

In other bar news, an ABC application recently appeared on the front of the normally crowded neighborhood dive JP’s Sports Bar & Grill, on the corner of 11th and Wilshire in Santa Monica.  The application is a transfer to a new owner, so it appears JP’s may be returning.  We wish them the best of luck.