Seventy7

Lounge / Speakeasy
Seventy7 Seventy7 in Culver City, Los Angeles is a swanky speakeasy with great absinthe cocktails and a cool crowd. Step back in time in LA with Party Earth. Los Angeles United States 34.0245874727482 -118.394435942173
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Seventy7 - Lounge | Speakeasy in Los Angeles.
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Party Earth Review Hidden from the street down a dim alleyway, Seventy7 exudes a speakeasy vibe from the minute patrons step through the inconspicuous door until the last drop from the absinthe fountain has trickled down their throats... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    Daily 5pm–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Seventy7 Review

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Seventy7 in Culver City, Los Angeles is a swanky speakeasy with great absinthe cocktails and a cool crowd. Step back in time in LA with Party Earth.

Hidden from the street down a dim alleyway, Seventy7 exudes a speakeasy vibe from the minute patrons step through the inconspicuous door until the last drop from the absinthe fountain has trickled down their throats.

Part of the ongoing expansion of Culver City’s nightlife, the upscale lounge caters to a refined mix of Prohibition-loving cocktailers thirsting for drinks intended to dazzle the senses, not merely dull them.

Although a password is usually requested at the door, it’s hardly an ironclad requirement, and once inside, guests enter an intimate space awash in plush brown leather furnishings, where classic Parisian paintings hang against gold taffeta walls and beaded chandeliers drip from the ceiling.

The midweek crowd – composed largely of young area couples, arty locals, and old executives from nearby studios – is there to chill and sip house specials like the Moulin Rouge, made with absinthe and muddled strawberries, or the Smortini’s combination of vodka, Godiva chocolate, marshmallows, and (halleluiah!) a graham cracker crust.

The dark wood bar dominates the small room, and it’s usually possible to grab a free stool until Thursday nights, after which love birds on a spendy date and groups of trendy young professionals weary of the area’s casual bars pack the reserved booths to chat over plates of charcuterie and bottles of Dom.

For after-dinner drinks or a departure from a usual night on the town, Seventy7 is a cool little speakeasy that leaves patrons ready for a-not-so-tini bit S’more.

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Tip from Jonah:

The nightly changing password is easy to find – just check the venue’s twitter feed before you head out.

  • Crowd

    Young area families minus the kiddies, arty locals, older studio execs, trendier crowd of cocktail lovers, and celebratory groups on weekends, mid-20s to 40s+.

  • Entertainment / Music

    LA-based singer-songwriters perform on Wednesdays, live jazz on Sundays, both at 8pm. Ambient playlist of mainly funk and jazz other times.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Small menu of upscale lounge dishes, including sesame-crusted shrimp and truffle fries.

    Free two-hour parking available at the structure just east on Cardiff Avenue.

  • Prices

    Small plates $8–$16, sorbet $7. Beer $6–$8, wine $7–$15/glass or $95–$350/bottle, cocktails $12–$15.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Smart casual to dressy: nice jeans, vintage t-shirts, collared business attire, cocktail dresses.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursday through Saturday nights for a considerably loud and busy vibe, early weeknights for more of a chill speakeasy atmosphere, and Sundays to check out the regular live jazz.

  • Close By

    K-ZO (9240 Culver Boulevard) is a celebrated posh sushi joint with some of the most intricate small plates in the city.

Seventy7 User Reviews

Average rating:
Small but good
Paul F. Aug 20, 2012
Went to Seventy7 on a random Thursday night. It's cool because it's this tiny little place in a back alley of Culver City - but the alley is one of the cleanest you'll ever see and not the least bit sketchy. We walked right into the place without having to give a password or anything - so not sure if they do that at all or just some of the time. Once inside, there's a lot of red hues and dripping chandeliers and there's a small drink menu of crafted cocktails. The drinks were decent as I tried something with whiskey in it. I sat in a corner banquette booth which I imagine is prime real estate on a Friday or Saturday night. Overall the mood was mellow, there were a handful of 20 something Culver City flannel wearers and their dates and mostly just conversational. Again - can't vouch for a weekend, but if you're looking for a chill date place with a little mystery to it in Culver City, than Seventy7 is a good bet.
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