Party Earth Review If Rosie the Riveter bought a western saloon, decorated it like a mineshaft, hired a devout mixologist to plan the menu, and convinced her sexy friends to dance above the bar – it would look a lot like Harvard & Stone... ... read full review
5221 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Red Line: Hollywood and Western
Hollywood, Los Angeles –
If Rosie the Riveter bought a western saloon, decorated it like a mineshaft, hired a devout mixologist to plan the menu, and convinced her sexy friends to dance above the bar – it would look a lot like Harvard & Stone.
A steel door out front is the first indication of the venue’s industrial aesthetic, which continues throughout the two-story space with a mix of antique mining tools, weathered furnishings, and a lot of wrought iron.
The metal-stamped main bar – complete with copper fire extinguisher taps and draping cages of booze – is a popular hangout for hipsters in the market for whiskey and draft beers, or anyone in need of a refined Bulleit Bourbon cocktail.
Live music explodes off the low wooden stage nearby, which hosts rock bands Fridays and Saturdays, while an adjacent DJ booth keeps the blues and rockabilly flowing the rest of week.
Fashionable locals who want to enjoy a smoke with their walnut Manhattans make their way to the back, past small secluded nooks and a sofa-fronted stone fireplace, to a second bar with a giant soot-sucking overhead vent, or continue further to a fenced-in alleyway.
A similarly-styled second level, meanwhile, provides great views of the hip throngs below, as well as eye level vistas of the weekend burlesque dancers who always pack the house.
Cozy and unpretentious, Harvard & Stone combines rockabilly grit, hipster chic, and down-to-earth affability into a hip and welcoming neighborhood bar.
Fashionable hipsters, artists, locals, and industry folk, 20s to 30s.
Playlist featuring rock, blues, and rockabilly. Live rock bands and burlesque dancers on Friday and Saturday nights. DJs often spin during the week.
Table service available for a minimum charge. A regular table holds up to 12 people. Larger areas are available for reservation. Credit cards are required to hold reservations. Parties must arrive prior to the first burlesque showing at 10:30pm. Any cancellations must be more than 24 hours in advance, and include a $10/person cancellation fee.
Beer $7+, wine $7/glass or $40/bottle, cocktails $9+. Table reservation $250+/up to 12 people, which includes a punchbowl or bottle.
Neat casual: flannel, t-shirts, jeans, vintage garb. Venue advises against shiny shirts, sports gear, logos, flip-flops, most hats, and loud colors.
Mondays through Wednesdays for low-key fun with the locals and regulars, and Fridays and Saturdays for the bands, the burlesque, and the packed house.
La Descarga (1159 North Western Avenue) is Harvard & Stone’s Cuban sister establishment, run by the same owners.