Party Earth Review Los Angeles is full of transplants, many of whom appreciate a good dole of kitsch in their new hometown bars. Thankfully, Henry’s Hat brings the kitsch in spades through simple design, hearty comfort food, and piles of... ... read full review
3413 Cahuenga Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Red Line: Universal City
M–Th noon–11pm, F noon–midnight, Sa 10:30am–midnight, Su 10:30am–11pm
Opens earlier on Sundays during football season
Hollywood, Los Angeles –
Los Angeles is full of transplants, many of whom appreciate a good dole of kitsch in their new hometown bars. Thankfully, Henry’s Hat brings the kitsch in spades through simple design, hearty comfort food, and piles of board games.
The venue is quite large, with three distinct areas to lounge in. Deep maroon walls keep the ambiance cozy, while the exposed brick behind the bar adds a splash of industrial cool.
Late afternoons see the main room alive with nearby studio minions capitalizing on the 2-for-1 Happy Hour, but the real draw beyond budget boozing is the twenty-plus collection of classic fun like Jenga, checkers, and the glorious dork-fest Battleship.
Nights are routinely busy, though there’s usually ample space for first dates to cozy into an intimate nook with rounds of strawberry gimlets and Candyland, as older regulars keep it classy over bouts of chess and a Lights Out – that is, Miller Lite with a shot of Jack Daniels.
In the back, meanwhile, college kids gather around the Wii projection screen and get sloshed on massive $50 beer towers, while weekends feature a brunch menu that includes bottomless mimosas to satiate the avid sports fans who show up to catch the game from the long communal table.
A lively spot that feels like home, Henry’s Hat is the perfect place for the young and the young at heart to unwind with a little shot of nostalgia…and a lot of shots.
Board gamers, sports fans, industry types from nearby studios, first dates, birthday groups, and budget-minded drinkers, early 20s to late 30s.
Several flat-screens tuned to sports. Large selection of free board games including everything from chess and checkers to Battleship and Candyland. Nintendo Wii on a projection screen.
American comfort food including burgers, as well as Irish meat pies, steak frites, and pulled-pork sandwiches. Take-out available.
Rooms available for private rental with space for up to a hundred guests. Outdoor seating. Happy Hour daily 4–7pm, includes drink and appetizer specials.
Brunch menu $7.50–$15, appetizers $4–$14, salads $8.50–$15, sandwiches/burgers $11–$15, entrées $13.50–$20.50, prix fixe menu $29–$33.
Beer $5.50–$8/glass, beer tower $35–$50, wine $6–$12/glass or $20–$40/bottle, cocktails $10.50, mixed drinks $10+, sangria bowls $14.50–$25. Valet $6
Casual: jeans, t-shirts, team apparel, button-downs, fitted sweaters, cozy skirts, sneakers, flip-flops.
Friday and Saturday nights for sipping cocktails, playing board games, and making new friends, or Sunday mornings and Monday nights during football season to catch the game with a fun and festive crowd.
Universal City Walk (100 Universal City Plaza) takes the kitsch and multiples it by a thousand with the chance to catch a movie, watch some dueling pianos, get attacked by a mechanical King Kong, and get a good dose of people-watching along the way.