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
3843 Main Street
Culver City, CA 90232
Culver City, Los Angeles –
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.
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+.
LA-based singer-songwriters perform on Wednesdays, live jazz on Sundays, both at 8pm. Ambient playlist of mainly funk and jazz other times.
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.
Small plates $8–$16, sorbet $7. Beer $6–$8, wine $7–$15/glass or $95–$350/bottle, cocktails $12–$15.
Smart casual to dressy: nice jeans, vintage t-shirts, collared business attire, cocktail dresses.
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.
K-ZO (9240 Culver Boulevard) is a celebrated posh sushi joint with some of the most intricate small plates in the city.