Party Earth Review A communist era-inspired lounge, Bar Lubitsch fills up on the weekends when fun-loving, twenty-something professionals turn up to let their hair down on the dance floor. Kitschy yet classy, the space consists of three... ... read full review
7702 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046
M–F 6pm–2am, Sa–Su 8pm–2am
West Hollywood, Los Angeles –
A communist era-inspired lounge, Bar Lubitsch fills up on the weekends when fun-loving, twenty-something professionals turn up to let their hair down on the dance floor.
Kitschy yet classy, the space consists of three distinct areas, including an ivied patio where smokers gather to mingle and a front room whose red and black booths are generally packed with flirty young singles.
Red dominates the décor, with Soviet memorabilia adorning the walls and mirrors with Cyrillic writing that twists the “Bread, Peace, and Land” slogan into “Beer, Wine, and Vodka” – and vodka there is, as evidenced by the display of two hundred bottles behind the main bar.
Those in the mood to dance their faces off can head down the corridor to the red-brick Red Room, a rowdy tavern space where animated revelers can also sprawl on the long upholstered banquettes or clamor at the bar for Ninotchkas, a potent cocktail of vanilla vodka, muddled strawberries, sugar, and champagne.
The venue is generally less rambunctious on weeknights, when successful folks from the fashion and music industries show up to drink their flaming Molotov cocktails and catch some live music or weekly comedy acts.
Bar Lubitsch takes it up a few notches on the weekends, though, when the DJ starts spinning and the tightly packed dance floor becomes the epicenter of vodka-fueled energy.
Young professionals on weekends, successful film, music, and fashion industry types on weeknights, 20s to 30s.
DJ spins a mix of jazz, oldies, 80s, 90s, and funk on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in the Red Room. Mondays features live music, and Local Band Night on Tuesdays features local artists playing their originals. Comedy Night on Thursdays.
Patrons can order selections from Jones Hollywood (7205 Santa Monica Boulevard), served until 10pm. Valet parking available on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and North Spaulding Avenue.
Appetizers $4.25–$13.50, soups/salads $3–$9.50, entrées $7.50–$13.95. Beer $6, wine $9–$18, cocktails $12, shots $9–$14. Valet $6.
Dressier on weekends, casual on weeknights. Ranges from stylish and vintage dresses to heels and jeans for girls; trendy denims and designer t-shirts to button-downs and jeans for guys.
Fridays and Saturdays are best for the biggest party scene, when the back room is wild, the DJ spins hits from every genre, and beautiful people let loose.
The Hudson (1114 North Crescent Heights Boulevard) is another lively bar with a DJ and a comparably stylish crowd.