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The Abbey

David Cooley is the master at the art of work and play. Over the past 15+ years, his creation, The Abbey Food and Bar, has grown from a small, West Hollywood coffee house to one of the most popular hotspots in the country.

Locals, tourists and celebrities alike all flock to The Abbey for it’s famous Martinis as well as it’s stunning, open-air ambiance and truly relaxed elegance.

The Abbey’s most recent 4,000 square-foot expansion (the fifth in 12 years), included the addition of a brand new bar and lounge, now dubbed the Effen Smooth Bar, bringing its total size to approximately 16,000 square feet.  Both AOL City Guide and Zagat Survey rank The Abbey as THE hot spot in L.A. Such popularity and critical acclaim are a testament to Cooley’s drive and entrepreneurial spirit.