Party Earth Review For a laid-back vibe in a slightly kitschy setting, patrons will want to check out Good Luck Bar, a Los Feliz favorite with an extensive menu of specialty drinks that draws a mixed clientele of hipsters and young professionals... ... read full review
1514 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
M–F 7pm–2am, Sa–Su 8pm–2am
Los Feliz / Atwater Village, Los Angeles –
For a laid-back vibe in a slightly kitschy setting, patrons will want to check out Good Luck Bar, a Los Feliz favorite with an extensive menu of specialty drinks that draws a mixed clientele of hipsters and young professionals.
Once through the red velvet curtains, guests enter a narrow space with a decidedly Chinese décor, from the red Chinese-motif wallpaper to the row of red lanterns casting a seductive glow over the mirrored bar, where creative types mingle over punny drinks like Fist of Fury and All Wong.
Small booths and a long banquette provide space for the sociable crowd to chitchat in the front room, while a latticed archway in the back leads patrons into a more spacious red- and black-paneled lounge with black leather couches, large ottomans serving as tables, and a secluded feel conducive to more intimate conversation and the occasional make-out session.
Early in the evening, the low-key vibe attracts pre-dinner daters or groups of friends dropping in for after-work drinks before heading off to other destinations.
As the evening matures, however, so does the clientele, with slightly older hipsters checking out the newbies at the bar or breaking into impromptu sing-alongs of the Talking Heads tunes blaring from the jukebox.
With a DJ that spins once a week and a feel-good vibe that lasts all week long, Good Luck promises a fun and lively atmosphere and an outgoing crowd more interested in hanging out and meeting new people than rushing off to somewhere else.
Hipsters, eclectic young professionals, and alternative types, 25 to 40.
A DJ spins 80s and 90s indie jukebox favorites on Thursdays, 10pm until close.
Beer $4–$5, mixed drinks $8+, specialty drinks $10. Valet $5.
Skinny jeans, flannel shirts, jeans, and flats.
Fridays for early evening drinks and after 10pm for the bigger crowd, Thursdays for the DJ, and Saturdays for a consistent weekend crowd.
Tiki-Ti (4427 West Sunset Boulevard) a few blocks away features a specialty tropical drink menu worth checking out.