Party Earth Review The quintessential Hollywood roadhouse since its opening in 1920 on historic Route 66, Barney’s Beanery transformed from a place where travelers could trade in their license plates for a free beer, to a gathering spot... ... read full review
8447 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
M–F 10am–2am, Sa–Su 9am–2am
West Hollywood, Los Angeles –
The quintessential Hollywood roadhouse since its opening in 1920 on historic Route 66, Barney’s Beanery transformed from a place where travelers could trade in their license plates for a free beer, to a gathering spot for Tinsel Town icons like Clark Gable and Errol Flynn, to a rowdy hangout for rockers like Hendrix, Joplin, and Morrison.
A riot of color, noise, and history – and with a ceiling still covered by those license plates – the place is now a lively sports bar that attracts boisterous crowds of jocks, sports fans, and tattooed bikers.
Rows of candy-colored vinyl booths offer plenty of space for patrons to scarf down a huge selection of bar food as they peruse the kitschy collection of beer signs, flags, road signs, motorcycles, and assorted Americana, while game lovers have a choice of three pool tables, arcade games, pinball, and a host of other distractions.
Former frat boys, sports fanatics, and grizzled regulars generally pack the bar to have a few rounds and watch the game on the forty flat-screen TVs, as smokers take a break on the small front patio.
A mellow all-ages hangout and restaurant during the week, Barney’s turns into an all-day sports venue on the weekends, when a considerably younger and livelier crowd shows up to pound some cold-ones and cheer on their home team – and then stays on for some late-night partying.
Diverse and down-to-earth mix of jocks, young professionals, and biker types, 20s to 50s.
Jukebox features mostly rock. Karaoke on Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays at 10pm, trivia night on Tuesdays at 9pm. Three pool tables, shuffleboard, standup arcade games, air hockey, foosball, and pop-a-shot. Quarter machine available.
Extensive breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. Daily lunch specials and beer specials for football games on Saturdays, Sundays, and Monday nights. Happy Hour daily 4–7pm. Late night Happy Hour M, Su 10pm–2am. Barney’s is also famous for exchanging old license plates for free bowls of chili.
Appetizers $4.75+, sandwiches $6.25+, entrées $10.50+. Beer $5.50+, wine $6–$7, mixed drinks $6.50+.
Casual: jeans, t-shirts, tank tops, baseball caps, sneakers.
Any night for Happy Hour or when there’s a major televised sporting event, and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights for an especially lively crowd.