Party Earth Review Set back from the street in a 1940s house, barbrix is a chic little spot that specializes in Mediterranean-inspired small plates and a large selection of wines from around the globe. As intimate groups take cover beneath... ... read full review
2442 Hyperion Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Bar: daily 6pm–2am
Restaurant: M–Th, Su 6–11pm, F–Sa 6pm–midnight
Silver Lake, Los Angeles –
Set back from the street in a 1940s house, barbrix is a chic little spot that specializes in Mediterranean-inspired small plates and a large selection of wines from around the globe.
As intimate groups take cover beneath string-lit umbrellas to devour daily specials on the front patio, scruffy bohemians head inside to the square bar to hobnob with the upscale professionals, whetting their appetite with cured pork legs or marinated deviled eggs before moving on to more substantial fare.
Happy Hour wine specials attract budget-minded grape nuts, although the discount is only offered to those with a seat at the bar.
Dark exposed beams and lights resembling inverted martini glasses give the place a subtly elegant atmosphere, a vibe that extends through the narrow dining room that flows back to the partially open kitchen.
Couples on romantic dates savor signature dishes like wild boar bratwurst and steamed mussels, but given the small portions, it can take several dishes to satiate a hearty appetite.
Though the place is loud with conversation just about any time, it gets especially energetic when the late-night Happy Hour hits, as guests get bubbly over the latest Croatian cabernet, Austrian Riesling, or Greek Pinot gris.
Inside or out, barbrix is a great place for people in the mood to try something new, whether it’s on their plate or in their glass.
Well-to-do professionals, creative types, foodies, wine lovers, and budget-conscious but adventurous Happy Hour seekers, late 20s to late 30s+.
Ambient music drowned out by conversation.
Daily changing menu of Mediterranean-inspired small plates and assorted cheese and charcuterie selections. One Saturday a month the chef offers cooking classes focusing on a different cuisine or style each time. Ample metered street parking. Reservations recommended. Happy Hour M–Th, Su 6–7:30pm and 10pm–close.
Appetizers $5–$11, salads/vegetables $7–$10, cheese and charcuterie $5–$17, small plates $11–$17+. Beer $6–$9+, wine $7–$14/glass or $27–$110+/bottle. Chef classes $75. Valet $4.
Casual to trendy: jeans, t-shirts, sundresses, button-downs, flowy tops, cocktail dresses, suits.
Anytime during Happy Hour to try a new wine, early in the week for a romantic dinner, or Friday and Saturday nights for the most boisterous scene of foodies, groups, and couples getting their barbrix fix.
Barbarella Neigborhood Bar & Kitchen (2609 Hyperion Avenue) is a large restaurant and lounge that also specializes in small plates, and offers a selection of boutique wines, seasonal craft brews, and fruit-filled cocktails, along with both early and late-night Happy Hours.