Party Earth Review Patrons looking to escape the glitzy Sunset Strip crowd can always duck into The Den of Hollywood, a welcome retreat from the area’s prevalent velvet rope and bottle service scene. Although the venue still attracts plenty... ... read full review
8226 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046
M–F 5pm–2am, Sa 3pm–2am, Su 10pm–2am
West Hollywood, Los Angeles –
Patrons looking to escape the glitzy Sunset Strip crowd can always duck into The Den of Hollywood, a welcome retreat from the area’s prevalent velvet rope and bottle service scene.
Although the venue still attracts plenty of celebrities, its daily Happy Hour specials and menu of bar food that actually looks like real food also draw the kind of guests more interested in chilling with a cocktail or watching football than stargazing.
From the stone façade and iron chandelier to the fireplace in the cozy dining room, the place exudes a homey ambiance reminiscent of an English pub, and the edible bounty focuses on simple but hearty grub like pork tacos and burgers with lots of bacon.
Budding actors fresh off an audition plop down along the main bar to toss back half-priced pints and tell their friends how they “nailed it,” while chill young professionals take over the tufted booths that extend back toward the second bar.
The outdoor patio fills up later on when patrons congregate around the long fire pit to casually flirt, though on Wednesdays, everyone heads inside for the very popular karaoke night.
Bottomless booze and baseball attract brunchers and sports fans on Sundays, though anyone not down with Bloody Marys or Hail Marys can pop in later when the barbecue is set up.
For come-as-you-are comfort in the heart of the Strip, patrons can’t do better than The Den of Hollywood, a place as relaxed as Dad’s living room – only cooler.
Besides the Happy Hour goodness, The Den usually has some great daily specials. Drop in on Mondays for $1 mystery beer or Tuesdays for $2 tacos. And if you’re worried about Wednesday’s karaoke night being full of legit rock stars due to the location…don’t – it’s totally casual and most of the singers are awesomely bad.
Chill professionals, laid-back celebs, sports fans, brunch hounds, karaoke lovers, and tourists sick of the traditional Strip, 20s to 30s+.
Jukebox heavy on the alt rock. Flat-screens tuned to sports. DJ spins an eclectic mix of indie and rock starting 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Comfort food from burgers to pork belly tacos. Brunch and barbecue menu on Sundays. Happy Hour M–F 5–7pm, Sa 3–7pm, and Su 2–7pm.
Brunch menu $7–$12, appetizers $6–$10, entrées $8–$12, barbecue menu $6–$10. Beer $3–$9, wine $7–$8, cocktails $10, bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Bellinis $14.
Casual to business casual: jeans, button-downs, t-shirts, sneakers, flannel, slacks, hoodies, comfortable dresses.
Wednesday nights for karaoke, Friday and Saturday nights for the biggest crowds, or Sundays for brunch, sports, and barbecue.
The Libertine (8210 West Sunset Boulevard) is a modern-day speakeasy with gourmet comfort food and a cozy little dance floor.