The Churchill

Bar / Gastropub
The Churchill The Churchill in Beverly Grove is a rustic Central LA gastropub by the same guys behind The Hudson. Check out this old-fashioned Los Angeles bar at Party Earth. Los Angeles United States 34.072851 -118.372953
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The Churchill - Bar | Gastropub in Los Angeles.
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Party Earth Review Though The Churchill just entered the scene in late-2011, it has the distinction of being run by the same guys behind West Hollywood’s casual and very popular bar The Hudson. Churchill is bigger than its older brother... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–W, Su 7am–midnight, Th–Sa 7am–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Churchill Review

The Scene

The Churchill in Beverly Grove is a rustic Central LA gastropub by the same guys behind The Hudson. Check out this old-fashioned Los Angeles bar at Party Earth.

Though The Churchill just entered the scene in late-2011, it has the distinction of being run by the same guys behind West Hollywood’s casual and very popular bar The Hudson.

Churchill is bigger than its older brother, however, and its rustic design with old-fashioned Edison light bulbs and unfinished wood flooring creates an atmosphere that is both romantic and chic, while at the same time attracting a similar crowd of hip but (mostly) unpretentious Hollywood insiders.

The weekday vibe is relaxed, with local young professionals sidling up to the bar to unwind over bacon-infused bourbons or one of the twenty craft beers as trendy ladies snack on small bites or indulge in the Hit and Run, a house specialty made with vodka and fresh cucumber.

In the cozy garden patio, couples dine on specialty pizzas next to the large fireplace, as budget-minded college kids take advantage of the long daily Happy Hour specials.

As night falls, attractive young scenesters start flooding in, ascending the metal staircase to the second bar where DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays and a photo booth beckons all the pretty people to get a little goofy.

Once night turns into day, patrons head back to devour roasted apple donuts and silver dollar pancakes, or just hair-of-the-dog-it with bottomless mimosas on Sundays.

No matter the time, The Churchill is a fun and trendy spot that everyone from stylish young things to its curmudgeonly British namesake will enjoy…Well, maybe just the young things.

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Tip from Adriana:

Many of the beautiful wood furnishings at The Churchill were made by local reclaimed furniture builder Croft House. Go pick up some beautiful woodwork for yourself at their showroom, located just a few minutes away at 326 North La Brea Avenue.

  • Crowd

    Couples on first dates, young Hollywood scenesters, aspiring actors, young professionals, and older college kids cashing in on Happy Hour, 20s to early 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    TVs in the bar area. Photo booth upstairs. DJs spin alternative selections Thursdays through Saturdays from around 9pm.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Large selection of upscale comfort foods for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner including braised brisket hash, pancetta pizza, spaghetti with clams, pork belly, and roasted rock fish.

    Happy Hour daily 3–7pm with additional late-night Happy Hour M/Su 10pm–midnight.

  • Prices

    Brunch menu $6–$13, breakfast $8–$14, bites $8–$15, starters/salads $8–$15, sides $4–$6, sandwiches $12–$13, pizzas $12–$15, entrées $16–$18.

    Beer $4–$9, wine $8–$12/glass or $40+/bottle, cocktails $12+, mixed drinks $6–$12+. Valet $6 (free with validation).

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Smart casual: designer jeans, dressy tops, flats, heels, t-shirts, button downs, sneakers, boots.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any morning for a chill breakfast, Thursdays for grabbing drinks and mingling with party types who can’t wait for the weekend, Fridays and Saturdays for a packed scene, or Sundays for bottomless mimosas.

  • Close By

    Son of a Gun (8370 West 3rd Street) is the second restaurant from the guys behind crazy popular (and very sceney) Animal, and serves up daily changing beach shack-style grub like grassy bar oysters and alligator schnitzel to a similar crowd.

The Churchill User Reviews

Average rating:
A bar Winston Churchill would go to
Gerard Nash G. Jun 3, 2013
Despite its namesake, the Churchill is definitely a modern-style bar that attracts various kinds of people. That being said, you do meet a lot of crazy people - of the partying type - than you would expect, but the vibe you receive is definitely a positive and the drinks there are exception. Granted, it is a bit expensive and two drinks can cost as much as $28, but the various types of drinks and entrees are tasty and one can save a lot if they share portions with their friends. The bar often gets crowded due to the amount of people who go there, so it's definitely good to get seats in the ground floor whether you have small or large parties. This place is definitely recommended for those of you who enjoy good service and good food with a nice atmosphere, but don't mind crowded, expensive places.
Quality and Style
Matthew R. Apr 11, 2013
With free valet and a trendy interior design, The Churchill is a great option for an afterwork drink, a date or even a nice spot before a show or a night out. Positing to all the aficionados, this place carries the finest foods, brews and liquors for you craft beer-loving, foodies and whiskey fiends. As the bar can get crowded, I suggest grabbing a table on the ground level as the top floor can fill up with large parties and enthusiastic patrons waiting in line for the always-loved photobooth. In addition, the Duck Prosciutto has an excellent combination of light texture, and a robust, salty flavor. Pair this with their Prosciutto di Parma and any one of their choices of cheese, you'll be ready for the excellent main dishes that are well-portioned and well-priced for their great quality. As far as libations, the beer menu stretches all the way back to England and The Churchill Old Fashioned and Templeton Manhattan will never let you down.
Hipster bar
Lauren A. Jan 17, 2013
First things first. The Churchill charges way too much for mixed drinks. I asked the bartender to make me & my girl friend a cocktail. It was her 23rd birthday and she was leaving for NYC the following day. (We had both been meaning to check out TC for quite sometime and finally made it out.) When the bartender handed me two drinks, which in his defense-were delicious, I nearly spat them back out when he handed me the check for 28$. Two drinks. $28 dollars. Granted, I am not usually the big spender at bars, but that was absurd. Pretty tacky to give me maybe the most expensive drink on the menu as well. Now, to the positive aspects: It is a pretty sweet bar. The vibe is pretty mellow, laid back, very "hipster-esque." I must say, there were quite a few attractive people there. (If slouchy beanies, skinny jeans, loafers, and ray ban glasses are your thing). They have a photo booth, which was great fun. We ended up taking a few pictures, enjoying our drinks, then continued to bar hop. I would go back again and try the food. Looks like it'd be a fun place to go with a huge group.
3rd Street Chic
Julie R. Jan 8, 2013
My crew has been gathering here since it opened, and it’s always a solid place. Dress is casual chic; I’ve been there in a skirt & heels or jeans & a sweater. If you can get there during happy hour, you’re most likely to get a table, or a seat at the bar for more than satisfactory bartenders, in skill and stature. The staff is always gracious, even when my friends and I habitually mistake one of the servers for my ex boyfriend (they’re practically twins). Dark wood tables, leather booths, exposed brick walls, attractive patrons and staff, and inventive whiskey cocktails? Ron Burgundy himself would blush. Mason jars still deem charming in this casually refined joint. Favorites among my crowd include the creative, and very strong, The Statesman. The Churchill Burger is a strong order—believe it. People who ordered steak were picking off my plate. Warmer days beg for the patio outside, which keeps its appeal through easy bar access and a bird’s eye view of people waiting in line. Downstairs is where the action lies; upstairs is small and filled with those eating dinner. What I like about this place is they don’t pack it to the brim. There is a line outside because they are clearly keeping it comfortable for those who are already there. Get there early on weekends for a mix of diners and cocktail sippers. Get there early for happy hour and enjoy sweet deals and a hearty beer and wine list. 3rd Street can be a pain, but this eases both the wallet and the search for a casual good time.
LOVE
Brittney B. Dec 3, 2012
Love the new food and drink menu, still one of my favorite places. Can't understand why there are so many bad reviews. This places has indoor and outdoor seating, awesome bar, great food, tons of good looking people and is a great place to meet people. Not sure what's not to like. What an amazing space. Amazing pizza, bottomless drinks on the weekend, free valet, this place is amazing. I highly recommend this place!! It has charm, the decor is very inviting and the staff are knowledgeable about the food!
Great Spot
Georgina S. Dec 3, 2012
The Churchill is a great brunch spot. I am a huge bruncher, so for me to say this means a lot. I love the trendy atmosphere and the somewhat old fashioned, rustic theme. The crowd is young, hot, and lively so if you're a college bruncher, I'd say this is definitely a spot to check out. I love smoked salmon for brunch and the Churchill does smoked salmon fabulously. I also like to get drunk at brunch, so bottomless mimosas are key for me. It gets pretty crowded though, so I'd be prepared for a wait unless you get their early enough, Try and dress cute when you come here, or else you won't really feel like you fit in. I'd love to try this place for happy hour soon.
Love this place
Kathleen E. Nov 29, 2012
THe Churchill is really fun. They have a great selection of beer and wine and awesome food. I think that their menu could be expanded a little but they are a fairly new restaurant. Sometimes the restaurant can be a little cold since the dining and bar area open up to the outside. They have valet parking which is not to expensive. I havent been on the weekends but the restaurant turns into a bar and there can be a long line outside.
Great Atmosphere, Good Food
A R. Sep 21, 2012
Went to the Churchill for drinks with the girls one night after work. My first impression was this place is loud and space is a bit cramped, but it won me over by the end of the night. Pros: Free valet parking, great atmosphere, good wine list, 20 beers on tap and a varied food menu. The wild mushroom pizza (with fontina, truffle oil, and oregano) was amazing. Also, service was great – the food came out quickly and our waiter was always around and very helpful. Cons: It is a little difficult to find. We all ended up driving around the block once or twice before we found the valet stand. And it is very loud inside, so good luck having a conversation with anyone except the person sitting right next to you. Overall, we had a great time and good food, so this is definitely on my “I’d go again” list.
Great Spot for Everything from Breakfast to Late Night Partying
Lauren H. Aug 23, 2012
The Churchill is a unique spot in L.A. because not only is it a great spot to let loose on a Saturday night but it is also a great place to grab a scrumptuous breakfast on Sunday morning. After 9 pm on a weekend the place is full of young and trendy people taking advantage of the very reasonably priced drinks (vodka soda for $6!). The resident DJ plays a mix of popular music, loud enough to dance but not so loud that you can't hear yourself think! If what your looking for is a casual breakfast the Chruchill can accomadate that too! Slide into one of the comfy leather booths and order the Breakfast Sandwich- so simple, so good. The mood during breafast and brunch is much more relaxed than late night but the drinks are still flowing! Bottomless mimosas are on hand every Sunday! Overall I would definatly recommend The Churchill for a casual good time with friends any time of day.
Great Crowd, Good Food, Solid DJ, Free Valet
Sara G. Aug 17, 2012
The Churchill may be my new favorite Beverly Grove spot. The bar area is pretty small, so if you can't grab a table on the patio, head upstairs - there's usually more availability there and the space is open enough that you have a view of what's happening downstairs and on 3rd. Their food and drinks are both (surprisingly) reasonably priced, and the wine list is decent. You go to The Churchill for the scene, not the food - but the food is good! The DJ is solid and the music is still conducive to conversation, which I appreciate. I have yet to see The Churchill get wild and crazy, but it's great at walking the fine line of being social, happening, and yet still chill enough that you can stick to your own group if you'd like. Dying to check their brunch out next time.
Great New-ish Bar on 3rd
Paul F. Aug 2, 2012
The Churchill was a much-needed higher-end addition to the ever-growing and trendy 3rd Street. Maybe the best part of this corner spot in the Orlando Hotel is their outdoor heated patio - complete with fireplace. It's a great place to go during the day - especially with their extended length happy hours, but it's even better at night. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday almost always see a line out the door of 20-something Hollywood types with great fashion sense. You see girls in high heels and short skirts and guys wearing designer jeans, flannels, and cons. They have an upstairs area that's really great for private parties, but the main action is at the downstairs bar where you can both eat and drink. Definitely a good singles scene, and a very good looking crowd.
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