IMPERIAL WESTERN BREWERY & THE STREAMLINER

Herman Architects (executive architect) in association with Janel Wright Design (architectural designer) completed the tenant improvement of the 11,000 SF Fred Harvey Restaurant on Union Station into a brewery and cocktail lounge. The scope of services consisted of providing code related updates to the schematic drawings to attain permits and compliance. The vibe of the Fred Harvey Room highlights historical details across the board including the beautifully restored patina leather walls and wood-trimmed booths. At the heart of the room lies the main bar, which was newly constructed in the footprint of the original with brass, walnut, and fluted glass, functioning to provide service for eighteen custom beer taps and support the 20-foot long cantilevered light and digital menu boards.

The historic ceilings and light fixtures were restored showcasing their original colors of deep greens and south-western tones of mustard and rust which are featured in the wall tiles and floor throughout. Simple geometric shapes across the restaurant align with the direction of the original architect, Mary Coulter, and her unique vision of the Southwestern Mission-Style. The Fred Harvey Room consists of custom furniture and lighting, capturing the essence of the building’s origins, while in the true beer hall also boasts custom game tables, pool tables, and shuffleboard.


CityLos AngelesStateCaliforniaSF11,000TypeRestaurant