Bar Stella

Bar / Lounge
Bar Stella Bar Stella in Silver Lake, Los Angeles is a Moroccan-styled bar next to French bistro Cafe Stella. Order some pricey classics & chill in LA with Party Earth. Los Angeles United States 34.0921000242607 -118.280267715454
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Bar Stella - Bar | Lounge in Los Angeles.
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Party Earth Review Housed in a boutique clothing store that formerly fronted haute French bistro Cafe Stella, Bar Stella adds a Moroccan-styled retreat to this already popular slice of Paris, offering patrons an array of classic cocktails... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    Red Line: Vermont/Santa Monica, Vermont/Sunset

  • Phone:

    323-666-0265

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  • Hours:

    M–Th 5pm–midnight, F 5pm–2am, Sa 10am–2am, Su 10am–midnight

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Bar Stella Review

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Bar Stella in Silver Lake, Los Angeles is a Moroccan-styled bar next to French bistro Cafe Stella. Order some pricey classics & chill in LA with Party Earth.

Housed in a boutique clothing store that formerly fronted haute French bistro Cafe Stella, Bar Stella adds a Moroccan-styled retreat to this already popular slice of Paris, offering patrons an array of classic cocktails to wash down their moules frites.

Accessed down a small hallway that used to dead-end at the Cafe’s bathrooms, the single-room space is framed by leather couches and scattered wicker chairs, each covered in brightly colored pillows so dolled-up ladies and artsy industry types can rest their perfect tushies amid rounds of $15 martinis.

The walls are a mix of distressed patterns and exposed brick, with little in the way of décor save for the large painting of tropical birds centered behind the marble-topped bar, where white-jacketed booze doctors dole out top-shelf spirits with dedicated aplomb.

Brass French doors (of course) open to a patio with a checkered floor, low tables topped with lanterns, and more pillowed benches, all surrounded by a wall to help quell the noise from Sunset Boulevard.

After a meal at the restaurant, the crowds regularly flow in, from mellow groups of friends and snazzy pre-gamers to would-be couples on a successful date – but even with a full house, it’s doubtful anyone ever has to yell their order.

(Stellaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!)

A night spent at this venue definitely won’t be cheap, but for the perfect cap on a romantic evening in Silver Lake, it’s hard to beat Bar Stella.

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Tip from Jonah:

Like at any good cocktail den, the small printed drinks list is only the beginning of what you can get here. Stumping the bartenders at Bar Stella will not be easy, so get creative and ask away.

  • Crowd

    Spendy Silver Lake hipsters, trendy yuppies, creative types, romantic couples and first-daters, post-meal patrons from Café Stella, mid-20s to early 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Barely audible French tunes.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    No food. Street parking can be notoriously difficult on weekends, but there’s a parking lot directly behind Café Stella.

  • Prices

    Beer $7–$11+, wine $12–$18+, cocktails $13–$16, spirits $10–$24.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Trendy casual: button-downs, blazers, vests, cool flannels, designer jeans, pencil skirts, cute blouses, fitted sweaters.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights for the biggest crowds – both at Stella and the rest of this Sunset Junction area of Silver Lake – or earlier in the week for more romantic outings.

  • Close By

    Cafe Stella (same address) is a popular French bistro that many people hit up before dropping in at the bar. Mexican restaurant and bar Malo (4326 West Sunset Boulevard) is another trendy-meets-hipster hotspot with lots of shareable plates, traditional cocktails, and mucho tequila.

Bar Stella User Reviews

Average rating:
Pricey, but great addition to the Café
Jayson M. Oct 4, 2012
So I am a huge fan of Café Stella, so they probably could have put a picnic table out here and I would have been happy. But this place is very nice, total Moroccan-themed bar, very cozy. Would make a solid date spot. That said, it’s pricey, so unless you got mad bills this isn’t going to be a regular haunt for you. A lot of the native SL douchebag hipsters are complaining about that, but keep in mind these are the same people who will complain about anything in the effort to get a ‘like’ on Facebook. Such is life. Expect dapper mixologist behind the bar who know their stuff and expect to walk out several bills short. I had this amazing smoked tequila there last night. Not on the menu, but tasted like I was drinking the aroma of a cigar. It was amazing, even though that could potentially sound really gross. Wasn’t very busy after dinner, assuming most of the clientele are folks post-meal at Stella (which never lets me down).
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