Party Earth Review Unassuming one-story buildings in West Hollywood are about as remarkable as statuesque blondes, but what The Hudson lacks in flash on the outside, it more than makes up for with substance and style on the inside... ... read full review
1114 North Crescent Heights Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
M–F 4pm–2am, Sa–Su 9:30am–2am
West Hollywood, Los Angeles –
Unassuming one-story buildings in West Hollywood are about as remarkable as statuesque blondes, but what The Hudson lacks in flash on the outside, it more than makes up for with substance and style on the inside.
A semi-enclosed dining room allows smartly dressed WeHo guests to take advantage of a refreshing, breezy atmosphere as they settle into leather benches beneath the branches of trees sprouting through the hardwood floor.
By day, a skylight casts a warm glow over the playful hipsters who gather to munch on grilled asparagus and sip European drafts before matching hand steadiness over a sun-dappled game of Jenga, while dusk and daily $3 Happy Hour drafts bring an increasingly dapper, gay-friendly crowd of creative after-work locals and fetching party girls.
Although the venue draws serious throngs for dinner every night, the bar truly hits its stride closer to the witching hour, when neighborhood denizens and birthday revelers descend en masse to toss back a few Old Fashioneds, snap some silly pictures in the photo booth, and laze on plush Chesterfields just far enough away from the bustle of Crescent Heights and Santa Monica boulevards.
And for those who indulge a bit too much later in the week, the restaurant offers redemption in the form of weekend brunch, with bottomless mimosas and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
While the scene at The Hudson heats up every single night, the constant breeze and hip clientele ensures the bar always stays cool.
Stylish West Hollywood folks, relaxed hipsters, and after-work creative types, 20s to 30s.
Chill rock played at a conversation-friendly volume. DJs spin range of house and electronic to Top 40 and hip-hop Thursdays through Sundays. Jukebox. Photo booth. Jenga.
Fresh gastropub takes on bar standards like burgers, hand-cut fries, fish tacos, and southern fried chicken sliders. Weekend brunch features bottomless mimosas and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Happy Hour daily 4–7pm. Late-night Happy Hour M–Su 10pm–2am.
Brunch menu $6–$16, appetizers $7–$13, entrées $6–$18. Beer $3–$6 or $13–$18/pitcher, wine $8–$12/glass or $32–$60/bottle, cocktails $11–$15. Valet $6–$10.
Nice casual: T-shirts, jeans, designer casual, after-work attire.
Fridays and Saturdays for a solid crowd of dressed-to-impress pre-clubbers, and Sundays and Mondays for the late-night Happy Hour, mellower vibe, and a clientele just as beautiful and successful.
It’s tough to find a better combination of kick-ass burgers and kindly patrons than at Hamburger Mary’s (8288 Santa Monica Boulevard), just three blocks west of The Hudson.