Get Your Gemütlich Game On – Oktoberfest is Here!

 

Here at Watermarke Tower, we’re all hopped up for Oktoberfest! Trending wildly these days with all the emphasis on hoppy IPAs, hops are considered to be one of four essential ingredients in making beer–along with barley, yeast, and water. For almost two thousand years, this pretty cone-shaped flower has been used primarily as a bittering, flavouring and stability agent in beer, imparting floral, fruity or citrusy flavours and aroma.

Getting thirsty? Hop to it and let the games begin!

 

Dying for a dirndl? Longing for lederhosen? Or are you planning to host your own Oktoberfest party? German Import Haus has everything you need for the Perfect Prosit, including traditional German clothing & accessories, Bavarian flags, aprons, cookbooks, CDs and more.

 

Los Angeles Oktoberfest

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

506 South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, CA, 90071

October 27, 2018

Hoist your steins and hightail it to LA Oktoberfest. This fun festival features traditional food, an assortment of craft beers served by dirndl-donning beer maidens. lively tunes, and sing-alongs of old time drinking songs. LA Oktoberfest offers a variety of ticket choices, so you can participate however you want. For example, the two or four hour pass includes a Glass Stein and unlimited refills for the whole event. The location offers food for sale, including hot dogs, and pretzels. Valet Parking is available and overnight accommodations are offered at a special rate which includes two complimentary VIP tickets to the LA Oktoberfest. General admission tickets are on sale now for LA Oktoberfest.

ALERT: No refunds / no exchanges.

 

Wurstküche DTLA

800 E. 3rd st @ Traction

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Enjoy the Oktoberfest zeitgeist all year around at Wurstküche. Known as a purveyor of rare and exotic grilled sausages–from rabbit to rattlesnake–this popular joint also offers more mainstream meats such as Bratwurst, Bockwurst, Hot Italian sausage, Polish Kielbasa, and LouisIana Hot Links. Other indulgences include Belgian Fries (topped with White Truffle Glaze, if you dare to go there), Double Dipped Fries with your choice of sauce, and a very naughty Toasted Apple Pie Ice Cream Sandwich on oatmeal raisin cookies. Expect an extensive selection of draft and bottle beers from Belgium Germany, US and UK, along with a nice wine list. For a special treat, try a palate-cleansing, digestion-promoting Eaux de Vie, such as the German favorite Underberg, or some fruitier fixes such as Blume Marillen Apricot, Kirschwasser (dry cherry brandy) or Pear Williams Purkhart. Group Reservations here.

 

Oktoberfest DTLA

Pershing Square

532 South Olive Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

October 20 – 21, 2018

The 3rd Annual Oktoberfest is coming to Pershing Square in Downtown LA! Spend the weekend living it up during this fun, cultural event. Local beers from LA, California brews, and authentic German ales from Paulaner, the #1 Oktoberfest Beer in the World, will be available to taste or buy by the pint in the Beer Garden, along with sausages, pretzels, and of course live music and dancing! The event is 21 and over and no pets are allowed due to health department regulations. Event hours: 2pm-8pm, both Saturday, October 20 & Sunday, October 21, 2018. For tickets and more information here.

 

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Alpine Village

833 W Torrance Blvd

Torrance, CA 90502

September 7 – October 27, 2018

We would be seriously remiss if we didn’t include Alpine Village in our Oktoberfest round-up. Don’t let the Torrance address deter you–from DTLA, Alpine Village is a straight shot down the 110 Freeway, and if you’ve never been, this local icon is worth a visit. A little slice of Bavaria in sunny Southern California, Alpine Village was established in 1968 as a theme destination for shopping, dining and entertainment, and has been the home of the oldest and biggest Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California for 50 years. Traditional Bavarian fun is supplied by Oom Pah Pah party bands, your appetite will sated by traditional German fare, and your thirst quenched by frothy German beers brewed by Paulaner. While you’re there, be sure to visit the Alpine Village Imports Market, featuring a huge array of German foods and interesting alcoholic beverages like Goldschläger, a Swiss cinnamon schnapps with real gold flakes floating inside.

Fun & Games: Wacky Things to do in DTLA

 

We know how residents of Watermarke Tower just wanna have fun! Of course there’s the usual round of destination restaurant openings and hot new brewpubs––and who’s complaining! But DTLA is so much more than that! So we scrounged up some wacky, off-the-beaten-track diversions guaranteed to amuse you and your crew.

 

Two Bit Circus

634 Mateo Street

Los Angeles 90021

 

Billing itself as he world’s first Micro-Amusement Park™, Two Bit Circus is an experiential entertainment destination where fun-seekers of all ages can gather and play. The park promises an ever-changing landscape of immersive entertainment, including multi-person virtual reality, narrative-based escape/story rooms, indie arcades, molecular mixology, and liberal use of lasers and robots. As a brand new type of social playspace (Two Bit Circus just opened in September 2018), the venues are also a launchpad for new technologies and aim to bring ideas from designers, inventors, makers, engineers, storytellers and more from concept to reality. Sounds like a blast? You can make reservations here.

ALERT: Check for blackout dates.

 

Escape Room L.A.

120 E. 8th Street

Los Angeles 90014

 

Imagine yourself in a real-life adventure game filled with mysterious puzzles and brain-teasing clues! Escape Room LA. immerses you in a choice of five extraordinary environments, from a 1940’s detective office to a mystifying underground cavern, an ancient Mayan pyramid, an old haunted theatre, or a medieval alchemist’s secret laboratory. Gamers have to solve a series of challenging clues and puzzles and escape before their time runs out! Before the game, friendly Escape Room staffers will review the rules and answer any questions before your countdown to escape begins. Never fear, if you don’t make your way out before time’s up, the door will be unlocked. At the end of your game, the staff will recap your accomplishments and explain how to solve the remaining puzzles inside the room. Plan on spending a total of about 90 minutes from start to finish. Buy tickets here.

ALERT: Participants should arrive at least 10 minutes before your game’s starting time. If you arrive after the door to the room has been locked, you will not be allowed to participate, and there are no refunds or exchanges.

 

Underground LA

Cartwheel Art Tours

Addresses vary, depending on the tour.

 

Ready for more wacky stuff to do? Cartwheel Art Tours pulls back the curtain on LA’s “underground” past, from notorious Prohibition-era murders to infamous speakeasy haunts frequented by the Old Hollywood elite. Tours include a few stops under the busy streets of DTLA to discover a century-old tunnel and speakeasies, alongside more modern interpretations of the city’s hidden watering holes. Based in the DTLA Arts District, Cartwheel Art creates and produces immersive, neighborhood explorations and experiences designed by founder Cindy Schwarzstein, a hands-on active member of the Los Angeles arts community. The tours are offered as an opportunity to engage individuals and groups in art, food and historical adventure, with a focus on supporting local artists and artisan businesses. Buy tickets here.

Budget Fashionista: Where to Buy Samples in DTLA

Bargain hunting residents of Watermarke Tower rejoice! Hidden away in the wholesale buildings of the LA Fashion District reside showrooms of some of the world’s most high-end, contemporary clothing, as seen in the pages of fashion magazines and on the backs of your fav celebs. These showrooms and buildings are normally for the trade only (buyers and retailers), and are off limits to the general public. But on the last Friday of the month (if it does not conflict with a market week), many showrooms fling open their doors and sell their end-of-season samples to eager consumers like us, often at rock bottom prices. History Buff Alert: These are historic buildings with great backsstories. Definitely worth a visit!

Please note that not all showrooms participate. You can contact the buildings directly to confirm participation. Apparel samples are generally size 2 or 4 and most showrooms accept cash only.

 

California Market Center

110 E 9th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90079

 

California Market Center (CMC) was established in the early 1960s by the Morse family as the first wholesale fashion showroom “mart” on the West Coast. CMC continues to serve as the industry’s primary center for fashion business in Los Angeles, housing hundreds of showrooms that represent the LA Fashion District’s largest selection of brands for Women, Men and Kids. Located in the heart of Downtown’s LA Fashion District on 9th & Main, the 1.8-million square foot complex is home to fashion industry showrooms, creative office spaces, special event venues, and businesses catering to the downtown community, including eateries, fitness studios, and more.

 

The New Mart

127 E. Ninth Street

Los Angeles, CA 90015

 

The New Mart Building began its incarnation as the Harris Newmark Building, designed by famed architects Curlett & Beelman. Completed in 1926, at 12 stories tall and 160 feet high, it was the first high rise to be built in downtown Los Angeles. Today, the building’s glass-fronted showrooms are unique architectural wonders, utilizing the building’s natural cement floors and original Beaux Arts columns. Almost 100 established and well known brands and designers call The New Mart home, including ALC, Current Elliott, Diane von Furstenberg, Equipment, Haute Hippie, Vince, Steven by Steve Madden, Havaianas, French Connection, Hudson Jeans, James Jeans, Lacoste, Lucky Brand, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Miss Me, Nanette Lepore, Paige Denim, J Brand, Yosi Samra, Joe’s Jeans, and more.

 

Cooper Design Space

860 S. Los Angeles Street

Los Angeles, CA 90014

 

This historic building was born in 1927 to house LA’s fashion designers and manufacturers. During the 40s and 50s, the Cooper refashioned itself to shine as one of LA’s premier addresses for fashion industry showrooms––long before there was a California Mart or New Mart. The Cooper Building pioneered again during the 80s as one of America’s first discount retail centers, a model for today’s outlet malls and in the 90s, the Cooper Building anted up for the Fashion District, working to persuade the LA City Council to establish the city’s first business improvement district. Now renovated as Cooper Design Space, the building is home base for LA creatives, hosting a space that embraces cross-pollination among L.A.’s lifestyle businesses in Fashion, Media Arts, and publishing. When you visit, be sure to grab a coffee or meal at Pressed Juicery in the lobby.

 

Gerry Building

910 S. Los Angeles St.

Los Angeles CA 90015

 

Built in 1946, the Gerry Building is one of the most distinctive Art Deco structures in the LA Fashion District. Rounded corners, seductive curves and block lines define the nine-story exterior, set against a palette of era colors that pay homage to an elegant bygone era. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003, this historic building has been completely renovated and updated with new materials, technology and finishes to create a collection of contemporary showroom and design suites that blend the new and the old. The Gerry Building is home to high-end fashion lines such as Vertigo USA, Roberto Cavalli, as well as popular contemporary lines like Naven. The 5th floor houses various swimwear lines ranging from L-Space to Wildfox Swim.

 

The Lady Liberty Showroom Building

843 S. Los Angeles Street

Los Angeles, CA 90014

 

If you’ve ever wandered around the Fashion District, no doubt you’ve seen the eyeball-grabbing 50-foot tall tile mosaic of Lady Liberty and wondered what the heck that’s all about! Originally constructed in 1914 for a billiard manufacturer, The Lady Liberty Buiding was just another old brick edifice until 1987, when poet/investment manager Victor di Suvero came up with the idea of a tile mosaic of Lady Liberty. The building’s owners, who were immigrants from Iran, loved the idea of honoring America and commissioned Barbara Beall Studio to create the muiral to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. Although small compared to other showroom buildings, the The Lady Liberty Showroom Building is well curated and includes a little bit of everything from Citizens of Humanity to various local favorites. Note to gents: This building has a great selection of men’s clothing, especially The Park Showroom.

 

Watermarke Tower, a walker’s wonderland!

Imagine being able to walk across the street to buy your groceries or walking 2 blocks down to meet up with friends for cocktails. This is Watermarke Tower, the home you have been looking for! Centrally located where all the fun is, Watermarke Tower is only a few (walking) minutes away from some of the best eateries, bars, shops and entertainment DTLA has to offer!

 

Faith and Flower

Faith & Flower, situated right on the first floor of our community is a must try! Inspired by a global influence of flavors and techniques, complemented by the use of a wood-fired oven and pristine raw bar, the menu redefines Californian rustic cuisine. The cocktail program celebrates the drinking culture spanning the Gilded Age and Roaring Twenties in Downtown Los Angeles and features cocktails with long-forgotten ingredients as well as modern signature drinks.

Dinner:
Sunday – Thursday, 5:30pm – 11:00pm
Friday – Saturday, 5:30pm – 12:00am

Lunch:
Monday – Friday, 11:30am – 2:30pm

Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday, 10:30am – 2:30pm

Bar:
Sunday – Thursday, 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Friday – Saturday, 5:00pm – 12:00am

Happy Hour:
Monday – Sunday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm

 

Mrs. Winston’s Green Grocery

Conveniently located on Figueroa St, a short 3 minute walk, Mrs. Winston’s offers a healthy Plant Based Cuisine. Focusing on the healthiest and freshest ingredients, Mrs. Winston’s specializes in bringing handcrafted salads, sandwiches, smoothies, juices, and delicious soups to our health-conscious community.

Monday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

 

Prank Bar

Just a couple of quick blocks away, Prank seamlessly blends the indoors with sidewalk & sky in the Ricki Kline designed space. Pink restrooms, a secret karaoke booth, and the addition of an unconventional walk up bar add to the quirky and playful nature of Prank. From Hot Wings to local IPA’s, Prank Bar is worth paying a visit after a hard day of work!

Monday 2:00 pm – 12:00 am
Tuesday 2:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thursday 2:00 pm – 12:00 am
Friday 1:00 pm – 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Sunday 11:00 am – 12:00 am

Summer Pool Party

Hello Friends and Residents!

It has proven to be a very hot summer this year, which was a perfect excuse to throw a pool party! This past Saturday, residents were presented with delicious finger foods ranging from coconut crusted shrimp to all-beef sliders paired with refreshing drinks like watermelon cucumber coolers and mimosas. There was also a DJ on site mixing feel good tracks as residents danced the heat away and some cooled off in the pool. Such an amazing day was had and we can’t wait for the next resident event! Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

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Taco Tuesday Post Cinco De Mayo Celebration!

Hello friends and residents!!!

Tuesday 05-8-18 was a night to remember as we hosted our signature Taco Tuesday event for our beloved residents! Seeing as the Cinco de Mayo celebration happened a few days prior, we had to make sure the party was kept going so this was to be a very special Taco Tuesday! Our residents were greeted with live music played by a Trio Mariachi as they entered the Ultra Lounge stopping by the open bar to grab a drink before reaching our delicious tacos! It was a fun night for everyone in attendance! More resident events are yet to come this year, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, here are some snaps of this memorable event. Make sure to follow us on social media!

 

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Lobby Makeover!

Hello Friends and Residents!

 

We hope everyone is having a great year so far! Watermarke sure has been keeping busy from redesigning to planning more of our signature events. Our newly installed furniture pieces in the lobby bring back a breath of fresh air, showcasing Watermarke Tower for its true luxury apartment living experience. Stop by and check it out! We are also on social media, give us a follow!

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Bring on the New Year

Hello friends and residents,

We hope you all had a wonderful Holiday season. It’s already time to get ready for the new year.
Many wonderful things are happening at WaterMarke Tower in 2018. The long awaited Lobby remodel reveal, Level 7 Zen garden re-design (including a Fire Pit) and a state of the art upgrade to our gorgeous theatre.  Contributing elements that continue to remind everyone of the unique experience it is to call Watermarke Tower your home.

Our Holiday Masquerade party was a blast and put everyone in the perfect spirit of the season.  Please find some fun photos of our residents & friends making Masquerade a special event.

See you soon.

Your friends at Watermarke Tower

Halloween was a blast

Dear friends & Residents,

We hope you all had an amazing Halloween season, Watermarke sure did! “Night Circus” was a complete & utter success! The entire event is documented in spirited photos that will be attached to the end blog.   The photos capture the fun and energy of a very special night at Watermarke Tower. We don’t know who had more fun, the residents or the staff, because putting this event together was an all inclusive community effort that bought out the best in everyone’s creativity.
Thanksgiving is rolling in and is just around the corner. Whatever your plans may be for Thanksgiving , please be safe, please have fun and be with ones you love.
Watermarke is already preparing it’s annual Holiday Event. Last year’s “Casino” event was a wildly successful holiday party. This year we prepare for “Masquerade”.  A Masquerade Ball themed event mixed in with the joyous holiday spirit.  More info on the event to come.

Until then, Have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the photos from our Extraordinary Halloween event “Night Circus”.

See you soon friends.

October 2017

Dear friends and residents,

It’s October!  Time for all those fall changes! Cooler weather?  Nope, we got us a heat up this month.  September was a fun-filled and exciting month at Watermarke. We had our very first Sushi & Sake night.  It was a resounding success.  Everyone enjoyed the unique dining experience.  We will soon be doing a Thai themed event, with many more various food themed events yet to come. We are already preparing Watermarke for our annual Halloween event. This year, in honor of everyone’s fascination with clowns, both entertaining and scary, we are having a Night Circus themed event on Sunday October 29th. It will be a fun-filled night of food, drink and entertainment including a thrilling horror maze, that will surely surpass last years horror fest.  Most excitingly, the very last of The Watermarke Tower lobby re- design phase will be upon us this season.  We can’t wait for it’s final reveal!

See you soon and come visit The Watermarke Tower.