4100 Bar

Bar / Lounge
4100 Bar Part hipster hangout and part date spot – but mostly just cool semi-Asian-style neighborhood watering hole – 4100 Bar offers the perfect mix of frisky patrons and great martinis. Los Angeles United States 34.0920733 -118.2818871
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Party Earth Review Part hipster hangout and part date spot – but mostly just cool semi-Asian-style neighborhood watering hole – 4100 Bar offers the perfect mix of frisky patrons and great martinis. Flickering lanterns... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    Daily 6pm–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth 4100 Bar Review

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Part hipster hangout and part date spot – but mostly just cool semi-Asian-style neighborhood watering hole – 4100 Bar offers the perfect mix of frisky patrons and great martinis.

Part hipster hangout and part date spot – but mostly just cool semi-Asian-style neighborhood watering hole – 4100 Bar offers the perfect mix of frisky patrons and great martinis.

Flickering lanterns, a life-size Buddha, and purple and red silk canopies create a seductive atmosphere for the vintage shirt set that steps through the red curtains, while a long central bar provides an outpost for young professionals intent on scoping out the packed crowd reflected in the mirrors above them.

Animated groups of twenty-something alternative types tend to huddle around tables or lounge on the leather banquette to indulge in lively conversation, as couples looking for more privacy slip into the booths on the opposite side of the bar.

Fairly mellow early on, the bar hits its stride late at night when the tipsy throngs of sociable patrons start getting into some flirty schmoozing and boisterous fun to a jukebox soundtrack of hip-hop and indie rock.

Usually standing room only after 11pm, 4100 Bar is a great party place for talkative types looking for an upbeat night in a neighborhood hideaway.

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Tip from Jonah:

This place gets extremely crowded late at night, especially on the weekends. If you’re on a date and want some breathing room and a little privacy, show up a bit early to snag the alcove booth in the back.

  • Crowd

    Hip young professionals, alternative types, and hipsters, 20s to early 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Jukebox with a range of alternative and classic rock, 80s, 90s, and hip-hop.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Free popcorn.

  • Prices

    Beer $6+, wine $7, mixed drinks $5–$7, shots $5.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: tight button-downs, fedoras, skinny jeans, All Stars, flannels, H&M tops.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Fridays and Saturdays for the liveliest and most crowded scene.

  • Close By

    Just down the street is Café Stella (3932 West Sunset Boulevard), a great dinner spot before grabbing drinks at 4100.

4100 Bar User Reviews

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RaIm the Concubine
Ra-Im A. Aug 4, 2013
Have you ever wondered what living as one of many wives would look like? The 4100 Bar is pretty close. It's luxurious, but subtle. The reds make you feel mysterious and sexy. Looking around the room you can tell the other 'wives' feel the same. You can sit back, relax and enjoy being picked for the night.
A relaxed and intimate venue with great drink prices.
Colin N. May 31, 2013
4100 bar is a tenebrous retreat tucked away in a an already fantastic neighborhood. Perfect for the late night romantic drink or the spirited congregation of friends alike. The wait staff is considerate, timely, and friendly. They make a dynamite Old Fashioned ( a personal favorite) with care and flourish. The bar can grow crowded, especially on the weekends, so arrive before 9pm if you want a booth or spot at the bar. 4100 bar has the potential to become one of your very own hidden gems in Los Angeles, and you shouldn't think twice about bringing friends here. The typical patron is a hipster somewhere in their 20's, but the mix is always eclectic enough to suit all types. Enrich your experience in the city of angels and go to bar 4100. If you are feeling extra bold, try the Pickle-back shot! Good luck.
My favorite vampire bar!
Michael V. May 14, 2013
The 4100 bar is so vampire-esk, you'll be biting for more! Walk in, open the curtain and find yourself wondering if you've just walked onto the set of 'True Blood' ! Its dark, ambient lighting is romantic yet mysterious. The crowd is cool, young, hip and oh so friendly. This is a great place to chill out and drink some delicious drinks for a great price. And, of course, the music is pretty awesome. I have never been disappointed and am always enjoying myself. (Especially since I live right up the street).
Hipster Hot Spot- all day every day!
Melissa W. Dec 6, 2012
I love 4100. L-O-V-E! When I first moved to LA I wasn't sure I could handle living in the heart of West Hollywood (e.g. overload of glitz and gayville). I love my Hollywood starlet friends and my gay boys, but needed a spot that was chill, had good indie rock music and had good eye candy- in my case some straight candy. And Silver Lake's 4100 is the perfect spot for exactly what I needed. Two years later, I still find myself visiting this bar on a regular basis. The vibe is incredibly chill and you get a variety of people each time- it's never the same in this place. The bar is dimly lit which makes great for dates, or if you're out just to have fun, they have an amazing jukebox to choose tunes from. I've probably played the David Bowie and Spoon playlists a hundred times. Drinks are affordable (the Moscow Mules here are fabulous) bartenders are awesome, and the ambiance/crowd is always interesting. Got the late night munchies? No worries here, there's an awesome vendor who sets up shop after 10pm (forgot his name) that sells $5 hot dogs and bratwursts in the parking lot. Perfect! If there was an apartment above this bar, I'd move into it in a heartbeat.
Friendly Bartenders!
caroline h. Nov 30, 2012
This bar is such a good time! The neighborhood is semi Asian and you will have such a great time because the people are very friendly and wanting to have a good time. I also became friends with the bartender because he was very talkative and wanting to have a fun conversation. You will love the food too. I had an Asian rice meal and it was delicious. The music was cool too because it went with the cool vibe of the bar. You will have a great time and night at this bar I promise. Everyone is friendly and smiling. The food, music, and friends will make the night a completely thrilling night I promise!
Pickle Backs and iPods
Jodie J. Nov 18, 2012
I visited 4100 whilst I was interning in L.A. a few months ago. It was a strange night that began in a refined cheese and wine café in Hollywood (The Mercantile, anyone?) and ended with a barbeque-sauce covered street dog, courtesy of the grilled foods connoisseur of a street vender who apparently takes up residence outside the venue nightly (thumbs up to that genius). As other fellow reviewers have noted, 4100 is the place to get your pickle back on. As a Brit, this was a foreign concept to me but a "when in Rome" mentality took over and saw me partake in a group pickle back session. One part whiskey (yuck) and one part pickle juice (just plain nasty). In hind sight, this is definitely a shot for the braver type, an aftertaste of spicy hamburger is not a characteristic any of my preferred drinks own. The music was as wide-ranging as Oasis to Kanye West (of which I preferred the latter, yet found myself singing every lyric of the foremost in order to establish our British affinity). Although I was disappointed to find the DJ was more of an iPod than an actual human being... You can have a great night here. Dress code: relaxed and casual and probably not a first date kind of place, at least from a female perspective.
Get a pickleback (or a beer)
Amanda N. Oct 2, 2012
My most recent visit here was with a friend who had recently moved to the eastside and wanted to hit up the Silverlake nightlife scene. I have done the Silverlake bar tour a few times and 4100 bar is definitely one of my favorites. It is one of the larger bars in the area and also has a great outdoor patio for those who want to get some fresh air as it gets pretty crowded on the weekend. Cheap drinks, I think craft beers are around $6-7 and oh did I mention the special that night? PICKLEBACKS! For $7! Now, my friend had never had one (a shot of whiskey and a shot of pickle juice) but a friend of mine had recently turned me on to them so I made her get one. Success! I've converted another friend. Music here is pretty good, (perhaps a little too 2010) but at least its not top 40. Typical Silverlake crowd (need I say more?) but everyone is quite friendly and down for a good time.
A Silverlake Staple.
Jayson M. Aug 28, 2012
This is where I end my night. I live in SL so it’s usually on the way back home from Hollywood or wherever else I ended up that night. And it’s a good choice for that because it often doesn’t pick up till late. (The street vendor who is always outside also serves up amazing ribs….I think they are amazing, I’d eat out a cow’s butt when I am drink). Very chill spot earlier in the night. Jukebox packed with a wide range of tunes to satisfy any tastes. $5 craft beers on the taps. Get a French Martini, they are ridiculously tasty and strong. The Dickle Picke is also a perfect choice to introduce the whiskey-averse to the good stuff (it’s a shot of Dickle followed by a chaser of pickle juice). Take special someone and get cozy on the couches in back. And bring your hipster repellant…you’re gonna need it.
Old First Date Spot
Paul F. Aug 22, 2012
4100 Bar is great. Outstanding jukebox with classic rock tunes. A fun, young crowd of both singles and couples. A bar that's a giant oval spanning two different rooms. Bartenders are generally on the spot. And the drinks aren't too pricey. Parking isn't always the easiest - but if you circle around, there's usually a side street spot. The part where it's a good date spot - 4 different areas. When you walk in, go to the right into the second room and post up in the corner booth just past the jukebox. Best seat in the house. Back right, corner booths and banquettes, also a good dark place for two. Back left, same as back right. And down the left-hand side is one long banquette where you can chat with each or make new friends on either side of you. There's never a dull moment since it gets packed. Fun bar, highly recommend.
Chill Vibe
Sara G. Aug 20, 2012
The 4100 is super cool. I've only been a few times as it's not really my part of town, but I've had a great evening every time I've been. Parking can be a little bit of a hassle but once you get over that, you'll walk in only to be surrounded by a room full of people who probably walked here from their homes. It has a very uber-cool but down-to-earth neighborhood feel to this place. The crowd is hipster/creative/quasi-artistic, but not obnoxiously so. The drinks are simple and reasonably priced. The 4100 has a What You See Is What You Get vibe to it, in the best way possible. It's understated in its coolness, and a breath of fresh air compared to some of the other bars in the area.
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