Party Earth Review A magnet for Silver Lake denizens, Cha Cha Lounge is a kitschy party bar where cheap drinks and a wacky décor keep the crowds of alternative types and young professionals coming. Scruffy patrons stepping into the one-room... ... read full review
2375 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Silver Lake, Los Angeles –
A magnet for Silver Lake denizens, Cha Cha Lounge is a kitschy party bar where cheap drinks and a wacky décor keep the crowds of alternative types and young professionals coming.
Scruffy patrons stepping into the one-room bar will find themselves bathed in the red glow of Christmas lights and confronted with the giant mural of a waterfall that dominates one side of the room, while the sombrero-covered ceiling, 90s playlist, and collection of black-light paintings of Richard Prior, Don Rickles, and Gary Coleman – hanging alongside paintings of topless women – provide plenty of targets for jokesters.
Post-modern lovebirds pile into the photo booth in back for ironic self-portraits, while other revelers opt for some friendly competition at the two foosball tables, or kick back on the banquettes with a few friends.
There’s no retreating to quiet corners beginning on Thursday, however, when the venue transforms into an incredibly loud and overflowing meat market where singles fueled by PBRs and tequila do their best to impress the ladies with their vinyl collections.
Although patrons will need to elbow their way through hordes of people to get to the boxy bar, Cha Cha Lounge is one of those places where no one minds getting up close and personal.
Silver Lake hipsters and young professionals, 20s to mid-30s.
DJs spin usually every night from 10pm. Highlights include Wednesday’s Forming night of punk and rock, and Thursday’s hip-hop and 80s music.
Two foosball tables, free Tu–W. Tabletop video game console. Photo booth. Free Wi-Fi. Check the calendar for special events.
Happy Hour M–Sa 5–9pm and Su all night. Vending machine with snacks and novelty items.
Snacks $1+. Beer $3–$6, mixed drinks $6+.
Hipster chic: flannel, t-shirts, and skinny jeans for guys and girls alike, with hoodies in the winter.
Sundays for all-night Happy Hour and Margar Mondays for cheap margaritas, though Fridays and Saturdays draw a capacity crowd and lines around the block.
Red Lion Tavern (2366 Glendale Blvd) across the street offers some of the best German beer in town.