Located on the first floor at 7715 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, the unique establishment PleasureMed is set to redefine sensory experiences for its customers. The multi-layered two-story space combines a farm-to-table Californian-inspired restaurant named Irie, a state-of-the-art cannabis dispensary, and an intimate outdoor lounge called Hind for distinct craft cocktails. The establishment spans 6,500 square feet of botanical ecstasy in West Hollywood.
Taking inspiration from Havana’s apothecaries, PleasureMed’s majestic space — designed by Studio UNLTD — features elaborate checkered marble flooring, 13-foot coffered ceilings, and histrionic ivory beaded chandeliers. The exterior showcases a 67’ x 30’ 3D video art experience called “The Jaguar’s Eye.” Created by Optical Animal and Brian Robinson, the immersive piece enlightens the PleasureMed building, offering an attention-grabbing canvas on the iconic Route 66 Highway. Inside, the dispensary maintains a focus on local and family-owned producers, effectively showcasing a broad range of cannabis products and strains. Highlights include Apocalypze (woman-owned), which offers flower strains from Space Dust to Zombaeland, and Artet (family-owned), offering THC- and CBD-infused mixers and spritzes. Wyld — the first carbon-neutral cannabis edibles company — which uses natural flavors and real fruit.
On the second floor, the destination restaurant Irie provides a highly curated farm-to-table menu. The restaurant, which takes its name from the Jamaican word for “everything is alright,” features tailored essentials such as a marble-topped bar and custom-carved dining booths. Irie welcomes diners with gracious experts ready to guide them through their cannabis menu as relaxed Afro-Latino beats provide an ideal atmosphere. Among some of the most desirable menu options are the Barramundi rapini with preserved lemon fume, the dandelion and frisee Caesar bottarga with croutons parmesan, and the venison burger with aioli on a sesame bun with tomato, sweet and sours, arugula, and cheddar. Hidden Peal Lion’s Mane Cakes are the perfect vegan option with aioli, basil, cilantro, and lime. Irie is open from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday, and reservations can be made at RESY.
Hind, the outdoor bar and lounge, sits adjacent to the dispensary and can comfortably accommodate as many as 45 people at a time. The space features deeply veined leathered marble and custom white oak table tops. Both zero-proof and alcoholic craft cocktails are served here alongside your chosen dishes from Irie. Included on the list of exquisitely curated drinks available at Hind include The Green Fairy, which combines St. Germain, apple, cucumber, sparkling wine, and anise aromatics, and the Wake N’ Bake, taking Reposado, 43, and espresso, and adding banana, cereal whip, and popcorn salt. Another eye-popping beverage on the favorites list is the Pornstar Slush. The provocative cocktail combines Oaxacan rum, Bacardi, Aquavit, Pamplemousse, mango, passionfruit, vanilla bean, coconut, and lime. Hind is open Monday through Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m, and reservations can also be made at RESY.
No reservations are required to visit PleasureMed Dispensary, which is open Monday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. PleasureMed is deeply committed to community involvement, as evidenced by its mission-driven endeavors. These initiatives include donating 4% of profits to Social Just Reform nonprofits across Los Angeles and the LGBTQ community. Additionally, PleasureMed will distribute another 1% of profits to patron/employee-nominated nonprofits. As an all-inclusive space redefining the perception of cannabis lounges, PleasureMed looks forward to welcoming the people of Los Angeles and beyond into its near-otherworldly universe.