The Wheelhouse

The Wheelhouse


Tape display, Wheelhouse Coffee (and Bikes), 4x5 film camera, handmade lens (dollar bills, surplus store glass), 4x5 camera.

11/5/17 while visiting LA and Errin and Serbrina Vasquez. You have a wonderful shop! It was a pleasure stopping by.
The Rivendell Joe Appaloosa I got from #thisismywheelhouse took me here Saturday morning. Way to go Joe!
Check out Wheelhouse next time you are in DTLA.
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If I were to open a bike business I would want it to look a lot like this place. While enjoying an iced latté and contemplating a test ride on a Rivendell, they were blasting Dick Dale surf rock. I thought I might be in heaven.

Bicycle Shop + Coffee Shop +
Bicycle Service & Repair

RETAIL & SERVICE: 10am-6pm
7 days a week A vintage-inspired bicycle and coffee lifestyle store opening in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles.

Our focus is creating a community centered around great coffee and bicycles used for every day life. Our mission is simple- Inspire a bicycle lifestyle that speaks to the adventurer in
all of us- one that is stylish and beautiful. Build a community where everyone is welcome-one that belongs to all of us.

Operating as usual


Dear Wheelhouse Family,

The Wheelhouse began as an experiment in creating community. For two transplants who felt lost in LA’s massive expanse, we built the thing we were searching for. We believed in the connecting power of coffee and bikes and we imagined a place where the two existed under one roof to bring people together and inspire a better way of living. And we were right. Turns out, we built the thing other people were also looking for.

The past two years have been epic. I don’t think we were quite prepared for the support and love we would be met with, for the friends we would make, for the family we would all become. This community is everything we ever wanted. We are so proud and humbled by it all.

As it goes, our challenges and experiences and obstacles and successes shaped The Wheelhouse into something much different than the local bike shop + coffee shop we first set out to build. Over the past two years, the mission has grown and with it, our plans for the future. And so, to make room for that, to take this where it’s going- we have decided to close our Arts District location.

We’d be lying if we said this wasn’t a hard decision. Hard isn’t even the half of it. We thought The Wheelhouse would grow up here. Our blood, sweat and tears are poured into the paint of this place.

We are still plotting out our new course- maybe it’s a new space, maybe it’s something totally different, maybe it’s something in between- but whatever it is, we’re taking our community with us. The thing is, The Wheelhouse is not a space, it’s people. We built something truly special and that is not confined to four walls and it does not end with the closing of these particular doors. In fact, we are just getting started.

This Saturday 12/30 will be our last day of business. Come in and have one last coffee with us. We’ll say farewell to 2017 together and toast to the future- one that is big and bright.

With love and infinite appreciation,

Chase + Tami


We wish you a merry Christmas and if you stop in today we’ll wish it to your face, maybe even sing it to you. I can’t promise anything, don’t tell the baristas I said that, you know what- forget I said anything. They hate it when I volunteer them for singing things. Here til 2pm 🌲

[12/24/17]   Christmas is tomorrow! We're here til 2pm today for all your last minute holiday needs.

P.S. Closed tomorrow for Christmas Day


Two more sleeps til Christmas and we can hardly sit still! Lucky for you, we’re taking all that energy and making coffee and last minute shopping wishes come true. We’ll be here normal hours today and til 2pm tomorrow for Christmas Eve.


Ringaliiiing, here them riiiing- it’s Christmastiiiime in The Wheelhouse!

[12/22/17]   HOLIDAY HOURS:
Christmas Eve: Open 'til 2pm
Christmas Day: Closed


LAST DAY FOR FREE SHIPPING! (sorry for the all caps- just thought that was worth shouting)⠀

📷 @topodesigns


New t-shirt colors just added to the shop and they are quite eye-catching, if we do say so ourselves. #thisismywheelhouse #thewheelhousecollection⠀

P.S. FREE SHIPPING THRU DEC 20! Use code: SHIPITTOME for orders over $100 12/17/2017

Ready-To-Ride Rivendells- in stock and ready to wrap 🎀

Been dreaming about a bike that will take you anywhere? We've got a whole line up of ready-to-ride Rivendell Bicycle Works that will make your wildest dreams come true. That Joe Appaloosa you've be lusting after and that Hillborne you've been dropping hints about and that Clem Smith Jr that you just know was made for you are all right here- no line, no wait. Grab a bow and these bikes could be under your tree by Christmas morning....

PS. Our email list got first dibs on this round up. Don't be the last to find out next time. Sign up:


The gift of safety disguised as a really good looking helmet. #thisismywheelhouse ⠀⠀


One more for the road! ⠀


Leather bike wine carriers are BACK and they are the perfect gift for bike riding pals and picnic lunchers and movie in the park goers and wine loving campers and wine lovers in general and, really, we can't think of anyone who wouldn't love a handmade leather wine bottle carrier that comes with a bottle opener and (if the gift giver is really good) a bottle of wine already inside...⠀

Grab in our shop or online at the link 👆🏻 (Add a stocking stuffer to your virtual cart and get FREE SHIPPING with code: SHIPITTOME )⠀


Quick fixes done while you enjoy your coffee. #thisismywheelhouse⠀

[12/15/17]   Happy Friday, Folks! We’ll be closing early at 4PM for a private event today.

Back to normal hours all weekend!


Somewhere between all the hustle and bustle...#thisismywheelhouse.⠀


Fill their stockings with Stanley flasks and fill their Stanley flasks with some nice bourbon or a more festively colored negroni and they'll be so thankful, they'll probably want to take you out for a drink. Really, these flasks are like the Inception of stocking stuffers- they just keep on giving. (SHOP at the link 👆🏻)


We think #newbikeday should involve your bike descending from the sky on a golden cloud with trumpets playing, but we're still working out logistics with the heavens and air traffic control. In the meantime, you get a dramatic slow motion arrival down a stair track from a upper mezzanine level in a converted industrial warehouse space. So, ya know, not far off. 12/14/2017

Olympia Coffee - Mauricio Shattah Geisha Natural

Getting excited for our Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. cupping this Saturday? You can pre-order your box of Geisha Natural at the cupping or on our website. They're only roasting 80 boxes and they're going fast so you might want to hurry... PRE-ORDER NOW. SHIPPING DECEMBER 20TH. Only 80 boxes available You might be thinking $58 for 8oz of coffee?! And to that we say- You betcha! Mauricio Shattah


The end of the year sure can be stressful- wrapping up work, wrapping up presents. Lucky for you, we're here to share two of our favorite relax hacks- guaranteed to take your stress levels from 60 to 0 in a matter of seconds. ⠀

#1: Take a short bike ride. Pedal around the block, down the street, or to your favorite local coffee shop. Just getting some fresh air in your lungs and sunshine on your face will make a world of difference. ⠀

#2: Read a book. In ten minutes or less you can be in a completely different world. No packing, no airports and until time travel becomes a thing, this is your best chance at visiting alternate realities.⠀


Nothing gives your bike a vintage style quite like a wooden crate. Perfect for upgrading all those plastic milk crates you've been using to truck around your goods- til now. Only a few of these beauties left- handmade right here in our great US of A. ⠀

Hot Tip: Throw in a stocking stuffer and ship it for FREE from our webshop! (All US orders over $100 thru 12/20. Use code: SHIPITTOME)⠀

📷 @sippcuratedgoods


The kind of backpacks that make you want to go somewhere. 📷@topodesigns // SHOP 🎒 LINK IN PROFILE


It’s....wait for it... a NEWBAUM-INABLE SNOWMAN!


Destination: We’ll know it when we see it


Destination: We’ll know it when we see it #thisismywheelhouse


Got some new mugs we think you’ll fancy. Grab ‘em at that link 👆🏻 (or use them as an excuse to pay us a visit) #hotcoffeecoldsteel #thisismywheelhouse


Destination: We’ll know it when we see it


The lights were hung by the bike wall with care... #WHBikeWall⠀


Join us Saturday December 9th from 11am-1pm with @honorcoffeebikes from @olympiacoffee for an exclusive tasting of their Geisha Natural coffee!
Pre-orders are available on our website or at the tasting tomorrow
$58/ 8oz box (yep, it’s that special!) *super limited availability*


We teamed up with our favorite local candlemaker and coffee drinker, @justfyfe , to pour new life into our perfectly imperfect house ceramics and boy are they delightful! Perfect for giving or keeping for yourself or doing that thing where you buy it for someone and decide to keep it for yourself after all. *Super limited quantities!* Available in Tobacco Amber, Redwood Saffron and Bourbon Tobacco in our shop or online at the link!⠀


One-of-a-kind baskets for your one-of-a-kind style. ⠀⠀
A whole new line up just added to the shop. Take a peek at the link 👆🏻⠀⠀


Eh hem. May we have your attention from some VERY EXCITING NEWS. This Saturday 12/9 from 11am-1pm we will be hosting our friend @honorcoffeebikes from @olympiacoffee for an exclusive cupping of their just announced Geisha Natural coffee. The cupping will be totally free and super fun AND pre-orders will be available (if supplies last) but there’s only 80 boxes so you’re gonna wanna hurry up about it. See you Saturday!


This Friday we’re saying Thanks by Giving free coffee from 3PM - 6PM. That’s ALL COFFEE + TEA drinks during this very happy happy hour 😯 Just our way of saying thanks for all your support this year. Tis the season, after all. ⠀

FYI Holiday Hours:⠀
Wednesday: open til 6pm⠀
Thursday: closed⠀
Friday: normal hours (coffee 7am-6pm, bike shop: 10am-6pm)⠀


Magic happens all over this place, but upstairs is where broken bikes get fixed and new life and imagination go into the bikes you previously forgot you even had. And you gotta admit, that's a pretty special kind of magical. #upstairsatthewheelhouse


Be your own roadside assistance! Join our Roadside Repair Workshop with @lacbc at @thewheelhousela ⠀
next Thursday November 30th at 7pm. We'll cover flat fixes and quick adjustments so they never interrupt your ride again.⠀

It's FREE but spaces are limited so TAG who you're bringing and make sure you RSVP (link in profile)⠀


Shuffle in this Saturday for our Monthly Slow Bar Tasting (10am-1pm) with featured guest roaster @philandseb AND special cereal bowls and cartoons (all day) for this month’s @artsdistrictdaze 📷 @bonnietsang

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1375 E 6th St
Los Angeles, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 18:00
Thursday 07:00 - 18:00
Friday 07:00 - 18:00
Saturday 07:00 - 18:00
Sunday 07:00 - 18:00
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