Party Earth Review Located a few steps from both the Hollywood Bowl and the Hollywood and Highland complex, Power House is a classic dive bar that keeps the taps flowing and the rock pounding late into the night. Popular with blue-collar... ... read full review
1714 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Red Line: Hollywood/Highland
Su–Th 5pm–2am, F–Sa noon–2am
Hollywood, Los Angeles –
Located a few steps from both the Hollywood Bowl and the Hollywood and Highland complex, Power House is a classic dive bar that keeps the taps flowing and the rock pounding late into the night.
Popular with blue-collar locals and hipsters alike, the shoe box space thrives on its authentic hard-edge vibe, helped along by its run-down exterior, non-existent décor, and heavy focus on drinking.
As the night wears on, the place fills with an eclectic but fun-loving mix of concert goers, service employees just off work, and sweaty, leather-clad bikers – not to mention the occasional wide-eyed tourist taking a late-night detour – who slink into oversized booths under the dubious “art” collection of scary clowns, cowboys, and high school class photos.
Average Joes drift to the dart boards in back or pump money into the jukebox, while regulars claim their usual spots at the corner bar, where the bartender knows them by drink, to chat about sports and politics.
At its most happening, Power House is a great dive offering cheap beer, a vibrant crowd ready to mingle, and an upbeat vibe that rarely bubbles over into rowdy debauchery.
Blue-collar types, area service employees, sociable hipsters, and some tourists, 20s to 30s.
Jukebox featuring mostly 80s and 90s rock standards. Three TVs. Two electronic dart boards. Monthly dart tournaments.
Smokers are permitted to use the alley through the door in the back.
Beer $3+, mixed drinks $6+. Parking at Hollywood and Highland structure $2 with validation. Monthly dart tournament entry fee $10, includes one drink.
Anything goes, but mostly t-shirts and jeans for everyone.
Fridays and Saturdays for the biggest crowds in general, or any night after a major event at the nearby Hollywood and Highland complex or the Hollywood Bowl.
Frolic Room (6245 Hollywood Boulevard) has the same old-time Hollywood dive feel with a more neighborhood clientele.