Party Earth Review Between the faux-log cabin walls, the mounted buck heads, and the hipsters wearing flannel, Bigfoot West seems more like an indie hunting lodge than a hip bar serving high-end specialty cocktails. But that’s just what... ... read full review
10939 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Culver City, Los Angeles –
Between the faux-log cabin walls, the mounted buck heads, and the hipsters wearing flannel, Bigfoot West seems more like an indie hunting lodge than a hip bar serving high-end specialty cocktails.
But that’s just what patrons will find once they step past the smoking patio out front and belly up to the square center bar to savor such concoctions as Smokey’s Moonshine and the Girl Scout Cookie.
An upbeat, outgoing vibe prevails as chatty groups of girls celebrating birthdays flirt with scruffy dudes at the four sided bar ordering Makers before settling in on the banquettes and red leather booths beneath the watchful eye of the taxidermy, while a couple of huge corner booths overflow with raucous young professionals letting off steam.
The place is usually packed to the rough-hewn rafters with creative types and grown-up indie kids by 11pm on weekends, when the booze-driven flirtation reaches its peak.
In fact, whiskey is the spirit of choice here, and while the list doesn't rival its Silver Lake sister bar Thirsty Crow, the Bigfoot West bartenders know their way around a single malt – as do most of the hip patrons.
Westside hipsters, creative young professionals, groups, and indie kids, mid-20s to mid-30s.
Live bluegrass band all day on Sundays, ambient jazz the rest of the time.
Empanadas can be ordered by phone at the bar. Happy Hour daily 5–9pm.
Beer $5+, wine $9+, cocktails $8+. Valet $5.
Casual: flannel or plaid button-downs and jeans for guys, nice jeans and blouses for women.
Friday and Saturday nights for a packed crowd.
Oldfield’s Liquor Room (10899 Venice Boulevard) down the street is a brasserie-style bar with hand-crafted cocktails and owned by the same people as Bigfoot West.