The Dakota Live Music Lounge—which was destroyed by a fire nearly two years ago—has wrapped up its soft opening and will celebrate its new space with three free concerts featuring jazz and swing band Lucky 7 Mambo, new wave pop rock group City City and DJ Peanut Butter Wolf.
The three-day "reopening extravaganza" starts Thursday and continues Friday and Saturday nights. Shows start at 9 p.m.
Happy hour drink specials run from 6-9 p.m. with half-off appetizers and well drinks and $8 specialty cocktails. The venue also promises free giveaways all weekend.
Dakota Lounge, formerly known as the Temple Bar, is located at 1026 Wilshire Blvd.
Doors opened July 6, showcasing a new interior design with 16-foot tall ceilings and an industrial look. “It’s almost like seeing a concert in a warehouse,” managing partner Alex Fieglein told Patch in an April interview.
"It's been a long and windy road since the fire but we are finally reopening our doors and welcome everyone with open arms," its website states.