Party Earth Review Tucked away on a quiet shopping section of Fairfax Boulevard, The Dime is a refreshing, hassle-free alternative to Hollywood’s velvet rope scene that continues to attract a loyal clientele year after year. With movie-producer... ... read full review
442 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
M, Su 5pm–2am, Tu–Sa 7pm–2am; Kitchen open Su–M 5pm–9pm
FAIRFAX, LOS ANGELES –
Tucked away on a quiet shopping section of Fairfax Boulevard, The Dime is a refreshing, hassle-free alternative to Hollywood’s velvet rope scene that continues to attract a loyal clientele year after year.
With movie-producer/actor owners, it’s no wonder this venue started out as a celebrity hangout – bartender Stacie even became a prominent character on MTV’s The Hills, so naturally The Dime made several cameo appearances as well.
Despite this moment of fame, however, getting in the door is easy enough as long as the bar hasn’t reached capacity – this place is tiny, which is just fine by the hip and friendly crowd of entertainment industry folk and young professionals who flock in for some elbow-to-elbow flirting with the other attractive patrons.
Dim lighting and smoky mirrors add to the amorous vibe, while backlit black-and-white photos of the neighborhood add some contrast to the otherwise crimson décor of velvet drapes and plush banquettes.
Stylish patrons in the mood for a relaxing night among friends tend to lounge on the sofas, while those more interested in making eyes will want to nab one of the velvet stools at the bar in the back.
Hollywood connections aside, The Dime is an inclusive and welcoming venue that has become a consistent haunt for an outgoing, approachable crowd.
Attractive, hip, and well-dressed, 20s and 30s. Many entertainment industry professionals and the occasional celebrity.
Nightly DJs and iPod playlists. A mix of old-school, hip-hop, rock, and indie. Flat-screen TV tuned to sports in the early evening.
Kitchen Temporarily Closed: Menu includes salads, fries, sandwiches, and burgers.
Happy Hour M, Su 5–9pm, Tu–Sa 7–9pm.
Kitchen Temporarily Closed: Menu $5–$10.
Beer $4+, wine $8, cocktails $9+.
Smart casual to dressy. Fashionable t-shirts or button-downs for guys, anything from tank tops to dresses for girls.
Thursdays through Saturdays for the biggest crowds.
For late-night eats, the famous Canter’s Delicatessen across the street (419 North Fairfax Avenue) is open 24/7.