Bar Centro at the SLS Beverly Hills

Cocktail Bar / Hotel Bar / Lounge / Restaurant
Bar Centro at the SLS Beverly Hills Featuring a fantastical design by Philippe Starck and an equally imaginative food and cocktail menu by renowned chef José Andrés, Bar Centro is a playground for the senses that foodies and cocktail lovers won't want to miss... Los Angeles United States 34.0699984 -118.376415
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Inside the swanky Bar Centro in Beverly Hills.
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Party Earth Review Featuring a fantastical design by Philippe Starck and an equally imaginative food and cocktail menu by renowned chef José Andrés, Bar Centro is a playground for the senses that foodies and cocktail lovers... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Th, Su 5:30pm–midnight, F–Sa 5:30pm–1am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Bar Centro at the SLS Beverly Hills Review

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Featuring a fantastical design by Philippe Starck and an equally imaginative food and cocktail menu by renowned chef José Andrés, Bar Centro is a playground for the senses that foodies and cocktail lovers won't want to miss...

Featuring a fantastical design by Philippe Starck and an equally imaginative food and cocktail menu by renowned chef José Andrés, Bar Centro is a playground for the senses that foodies and cocktail lovers won’t want to miss.

A long center table illuminated to resemble a catwalk brings the trendy and well-heeled patrons together as they gather at the dozens of stools to savor incredible concoctions like the Liquid Cherry Manhattan and the New Way, a martini with olives that explode when they hit the tongue.

Young professionals dressed to the nines congregate at the bar in back to flirt with slick Europeans and international jet-setters, while foodies pack into the sitting room to indulge in delicacies including caviar with crème fraîche and a patented Philly cheesesteak made with air bread, cheddar, and Wagyu beef.

Those at a loss for words need only look at the remarkable décor, an eclectic collection of unusual furniture, area rugs, and knickknacks – not to mention a preponderance of monkey images and objects – that provides plenty of conversation pieces.

The vibe picks up in the late evening, when throngs of the stylish habitués of Beverly Hills and Hollywood show up to hobnob, get cozy in the curtained nooks, or just celebrate the finer things – something Bar Centro spares no expense to deliver.

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Tip from Adriana:

For something different, try the LN2 Caipirinha – as an extra-special touch, the bartender comes to your table and uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the sugar.

  • Crowd

    Affluent young professionals, international hotel guests, Beverly Hills locals, foodies, trendy groups, and singles, mid-20s to late 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Loungy background music includes Latin beats, French pop.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Menu with a modern twist and a focus on molecular gastronomy, including cheese plates, appetizers, sandwiches, and unique entrées like melon hamachi and sea urchin steamed buns. Dessert bar.

    Extensive menu of specialty cocktails including the Magic Mojito, an elegant drink consisting of a martini glass filled with a cloud of cotton candy that melts away when the minty concoction is poured over it.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $5–$34, sandwiches $8–$18, entrées $10–$32. Beer $6–$11, wine $13+/glass or $38/bottle, cocktails $16–$20, sake $14+/glass or $85+/bottle. Valet $12.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Neiman Marcus designer wear and accessories: tight dresses, boots, Joe’s Jeans, Ed Hardy button-downs, Affliction jeans, and Louis Vuitton handbags.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any time for an affluent crowd, but especially Fridays and Saturdays between 9 and 11pm when the real partiers show up.

  • Close By

    Not in the mood for molecular gastronomy? Matsuhisa (129 North La Cienega) attracts a similar foodie crowd and is known as one of the best (and most expensive) sushi restaurants in Los Angeles.

Bar Centro at the SLS Beverly Hills User Reviews

Average rating:
Creativity meets the Eye
Ashley W. May 28, 2013
Bar Centro is an upscale bar located at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. The aesthetic atmosphere acquires trendy and sophisticated people. In fact, this exquisite bar has spectacular food and alcoholic beverages composed of organic produce. The creativity of their food and drinks show the true aesthetic of Bar Centro’s ambiance. From martinis to real cotton candy on they’re alcoholic beverages. This bar embraces its artistic composition of abstract antique décor.
Cool Atmosphere But Expensive
Danny M. Oct 17, 2012
Bar Centro has really cool décor and atmosphere…probably the main reason to come here. It has all kinds of cool tables, bar stools, nooks, and crannies where you can mix and mingle with the crowd or cozy up with some friends or a date. That being said, unless you are loaded (with dollars) it’s nearly impossible to come here regularly and get loaded (with drinks) because they are ridiculously EXPENSIVE. Be prepared to shell out some cash. Aside from that, people watching is great here…lots of eye candy - both young and trying to be young – to keep you entertained.
Amazing Decor--Atrocious People
Brent L. Oct 4, 2012
Its the a-typical hollywood bar. Youll see biebers car out front, youll find willowy blondes in every corner, and youll wake up the next day wondering how a beer could POSSIBLY have cost that much. But if that said--if you are looking for a night on the town and really want to live it up in the way ONLY young Hollywood can, its not a bad option. Get their on the early side if possible, the place can get packed on the wrong night and finding space to sit and/or talk is impossible. Fantastic setting for the ultimate in douchebaggery.
Jose Andres is a Genius
Paul F. Aug 13, 2012
For the most part - I can't stand this place. The drinks are too expensive. All the dudes are rocking Ed Hardy shirts with dragons and serpents on them, and it's just generally an obnoxious nouveau riche crowd. All that aside - come here for the food. Jose Andres does things with food that you've never seen. Olives that explode in your mouth. Air cheesesteaks - has to be seen. Mojitos made with cotton candy. Other drinks using liquid nitrogen. It's like a food circus, with incredibly inventive concoctions and out of this world tastes. Come for the food, ignore the crowds.
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