The aim was to give the space an aesthetic that was reminiscent of pubs in Ireland and Northern Ireland with modern touches.
"For us, the proposition of repurposing the style of 'old world pub' pervasive in Ireland and the UK, in a language of contemporary details is very much in line with our research agenda," The LADG told Dezeen.
Four wall panels covered in a green plaid pattern provide a backdrop for a row of leather seating. Hanging in the centre of each panel above the banquettes is a black and white portrait in an oval-shaped gold frame.
"Part of what makes an Irish bar authentic is the repetition of design tropes borrowed from famous, ancient precedents," The LADG co-founder and co-principal Claus Benjamin Freyinger said.
Leather bar chairs run along the main bar, which is fronted by a slab of black and white quartz and has a woodwork frame painted a bluish-green colour. Several brass rods support the wooden counter and form a footrest along the bottom.
Decorative brass rods also hold up a communal table featuring quartz top and wooden legs in the centre of the 1500-square-foot (139-square-metre) restaurant and bar.
Mouldings that accent the bar surfaces and booth seating, shelving units and counters are made from wooden extrusions created in factories. The LADG chose to work with the stock fabricated shapes because they could be assembled easily. It said the process drew similarities to the set design in nearby Hollywood.
"There's pleasure in observing how appearances are recreated from unfamiliar and non-traditional means – even, one might argue, a local expertise in reading these slippage between (old) appearances the actual forms of (new) construction that produce them,” said The LADG co-founder Andrew Holder.
Other details of the design include a sliding wood ladder attached to a brass track, window curtains made from roping, leather straps that hold together the drapes and shelves, and hanging bulb light fixtures.
Founded in 2004, The Los Angeles Design Group is led by principals Claus Benjamin Freyinger and Andrew Holder, and has offices in Venice, California and Cambridge, Massachusetts. The studio previously worked on a conceptual concrete pavilion for the Coachella music festival.
Other bars and restaurants in the Los Angeles area include a cocktail bar that references Viennese architecture and French films by Homes Studios and a Mexican restaurant that features terracotta and brick walls.
Photography is by Injinash Unshin.