Party Earth Review A cozy hole in the wall marked only by a neon “cocktails” sign, The Bar attracts a loyal and compelling mix of locals, hipsters, and music lovers looking for an unpretentious escape from the Hollywood club scene. A simple... ... read full review
5851 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Hollywood, Los Angeles –
A cozy hole in the wall marked only by a neon “cocktails” sign, The Bar attracts a loyal and compelling mix of locals, hipsters, and music lovers looking for an unpretentious escape from the Hollywood club scene.
A simple décor featuring burgundy brocade walls bathed in the amber light of wall sconces creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere, aided by the striking backlit bar whose leather stools are usually occupied by music industry folks and creative types bobbing their heads to the music.
An eclectic rotation of DJs spinning everything from glam rock to the latest dance tunes provide a loud and upbeat backdrop for the goateed set and the suited entertainment professionals who pack into the tufted leather booths or crowd around tiny tables for shouted conversations, while smokers gravitate to the cramped patio out back.
Generally mellower on weekdays when easygoing regulars show up for cheap drinks and good tunes, the mood definitely turns more rambunctious late at night and on weekends when a frisky shoulder-to-shoulder crowd of artsy young professionals and hipsters flocks in to mix it up on the dance floor and occasionally on the banquettes.
Despite its neighborhood watering-hole feel, The Bar is actually a destination for creative, good-natured customers looking for a friendly and authentic bar experience blissfully free of velvet ropes.
Hip, urban, and laid-back music lovers, club kids, Hollywood hipsters, musicians, and entertainment industry types, early 20s to mid-30s.
Different DJs every night spinning a wide variety of music from rare vinyl to dance. Theme nights include the Get Bent party on Mondays with new wave, indie, rock, 80s, and electro music.
Patrons can order in from neighboring restaurants. Menus available.
Beer $5+, wine $8–$12, cocktails $7+.
Vintage t-shirts and jeans, hipster designer casual.
Mondays for the Get Bent party, or Fridays and Saturdays for a busy, fun-loving crowd.
Delancey (5936 Sunset Boulevard) offers pizza and Italian food and is open until 2am. Their sister restaurant, The Mission Cantina (5946 Sunset Boulevard), is known for delicious margaritas and cheap tacos.