The Parlor Hollywood

Lounge / Sports Bar
The Parlor Hollywood While the name may evoke images of a genteel tea room and lunching ladies, The Parlor Hollywood is actually a lively neighborhood sports bar that attracts a rowdy crowd of singles and recent college grads. Los Angeles United States 34.083244 -118.347691
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The Parlor Hollywood - Lounge | Sports Bar in Los Angeles.
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Party Earth Review While the name may evoke images of a genteel tea room and lunching ladies, The Parlor Hollywood is actually a lively neighborhood sports bar that attracts a rowdy crowd of singles and recent college grads. An expansive... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Th 4pm–midnight, F 4pm–2am, Sa 9am–2am, Su 9:30am–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Parlor Hollywood Review

The Scene

While the name may evoke images of a genteel tea room and lunching ladies, The Parlor Hollywood is actually a lively neighborhood sports bar that attracts a rowdy crowd of singles and recent college grads.

While the name may evoke images of a genteel tea room and lunching ladies, The Parlor Hollywood is actually a lively neighborhood sports bar that attracts a rowdy crowd of singles and recent college grads.

An expansive open floor plan, spacious courtyard, and second bar area off the patio provide plenty of room for the fans and frat boys that pack the place during major events, while dozens of flat-screen TVs and a couple of enormous projection screens ensure that no one will ever miss a play.

The airy main room features a long bar and several prime viewing areas, including a semi-private lounge and rows of tables and couches.

Though sports are definitely the focus earlier on, the place is equally popular with the single set that descends post-game to mingle on the patio or make eyes over cocktails on the immense leather banquette.

An elegant décor of wood paneling, tufted club chairs, and comfy ottomans creates an upscale vibe, but there’s no denying that the young professionals and post-grads are more interested in cheap beer and flirty socializing than quiet conversation.

Although The Parlor isn’t packed every night, there are enough events like stand-up comedy and karaoke to bring in carefree crowds during the week, but when the weekend rolls around, the bar gets filled with young Hollywood singles who come looking for sports and a lot more.

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Tip from Lucas:

If you’re going to watch football on Sundays, make sure you show up early if you want a seat facing one of the TVs your team is playing on.

  • Crowd

    Sports fans, recent college grads, young professionals, and ex-frat and sorority types, 20s and 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Activities and events, usually starting at 9pm, include stand-up comedy on Mondays, Bingo! on Tuesdays, karaoke on Wednesdays, live acoustic talent showcase on Thursdays, and Sunday Socials with various drink specials during the NFL off-season. Dozens of flat-screen TVs and two large projection screens.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Full menu includes sandwiches and entrées. Happy Hour M–F 4:30–7pm.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $8–$13, burgers and entrées $11–$15, breakfast $7 Sa/Su during football season. Beer $4–$6, wine $7–$13, cocktails $10–$13, mixed drinks $7+. Valet $6.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: jerseys, jeans, button-downs, trendy t-shirts.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any time for a major sporting event, Saturdays and Sundays for football, Fridays and Saturdays after a big game, and Mondays for comedy.

  • Close By

    The Village Idiot (7383 Melrose Avenue) features an excellent beer selection and a young Hollywood crowd.

The Parlor Hollywood User Reviews

Average rating:
Sports Game Destination
Charlene Y. Jul 9, 2013
If you’re a sports fan (or a girl pretending to be one) The Parlor should be your home for any and all sports games. I discovered The Parlor when I was searching for a sports bar to watch the Lakers playoff games. It was so crowded the first time around, I had to sit on the stairs with my friends but the staff was so friendly and made sure to take care of us. The Parlor is the perfect place to go when you want to be surrounded by people who love sports, and will even make jokes with you because they're rooting for the opposing team. The food there is unexpectedly delicious- the mac and cheese melts in your mouth and the fries were absolutely delectable. I definitely learned my lesson though, which was to arrive early on game days so I don’t get stuck on the stairs. The outdoor patio has fire pits to lounge around, and there's plenty of space inside to watch your game. And did I mention they have enough TV screens for everyone in the bar to watch for themselves? I’ve been back several times since and have enjoyed myself every single time.
Ehh, it was alright
Shannon D. May 30, 2013
I didn't choose to come here on my own accord, but this was one of the stops on a party bus (yuck I know) that I was on for a birthday celebration. It was large enough, opened early and served food and drinks to accommodate a crowd of inebriated hooligans. My friends did warn the establishment of our arrival on Saturday afternoon so the bartenders were ready for us. Since I didn't want to just use their bathroom, I ordered an old fashioned (decent) and truffle parmesan fries. The fries were solid and a nice portion. My other friends ordered burgers and pizza as well which they devoured quickly. There are TVs here so most of the patrons were there watching sports. There is patio seating and lounge areas inside. Overall, this isn't a destination spot for me but I can see it as a good place to watch a game with friends.
This Melrose District staple is the perfect destination for a group of friends looking to eat, drink and mingle no matter the day or season.
Cory A. Mar 22, 2013
If you love the familiarity of a neighborhood bar, but yearn for excitement and the chance to meet new people, The Parlor Hollywood is for you! Two bars are connected by a large outdoor patio making this a perfect spring/summer brunch spot. Catch all the big games on any of the giant HD projectors and flat-screens while you cheer on your team from sofas by the fireplace. Weeknights offer a variety of events that you won't want to miss. Comedy at The Parlor on Mondays features well-known comedians like Joe Rogan, Dane Cook and even Dave Chappell. Karaoke on Wednesdays and Fridays brings out stars like Will Ferrell and John C Reilly. The gastropub menu is ideal for an indecisive, yet discerning palates. Burgers, Grilled Cheese, Pasta, Pizza, Enchiladas, Nachos, Muscles and the White Truffle Fries are a few choices. All the bartenders are great and know how to make good,strong drinks. Benry, a former LA club promoter/Survivor contestant, is the best bartender in my opinion. The entire staff is young and fun, and they definitely want to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves. Valet is $6. You can find out about upcoming events and celebrity guests by following The Parlor on Twitter @TheParlorHW or visit the Facebook page. See you at The Parlor!
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David V. Feb 25, 2013
I was looking for a bar in between a dive bar and a typical flashy Hollywood blvd. bar to watch the University of Arizona vs. UCLA football game, which is when my older sister suggested that The Parlor was the perfect place. I called ahead of time to make sure it would not be difficult for my friend to get around in his wheel chair. They proceeded by saving my party a table with a front row view of the game and the security escorting us to make sure it was as easy and accessible as possible for him. Though they gave us a front row view, we could have sat practically anywhere in the bar and seen every play perfectly due to the excessive amount of televisions they had. Once we got there, the fire pits kept us almost as warm as the full service bar did. The bartenders, and cocktail waiters/waitresses were attentive and quick and the food was nothing like typical bar food. I got an order of the herb fries and the free-range turkey burger that was nothing short of gourmet. Everything about the bar experience was perfect, except the final score, UCLA 66- U of A 10.
Parlor Fun
Olivia C. Dec 3, 2012
The Parlor Hollywood is an awesome bar to watch an exciting sports event with a group of your college friends while enjoying a beer. Not a fancy place only attracting the snobby Hollywood crowd. When I went to the bar everyone was really friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed and cool. The waitress I had was absolutely darling, so engaging and really made sure everyone had anything they could possible need. I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to have a chill afternoon hanging with his or her college friends or family. Attracts a younger crowd so college students and even college grads fit right in.
a sports bar without the traditional sports bar food
Sam A. Oct 30, 2012
What's the story with this bar? The Parlor on Melrose is a sports bar that doesn't serve traditional sports bar food. No wings, no mozzarella sticks, no chicken tenders? How do you get a sports bar crowd without that stuff? I really don't get it. It was frustrating for me. I guess the Parlor is trying to be some combination of a lounge and sports bar but it's simply not working. I hope they get it right because they have a good space for watching games.
Easy Spot to Hang with Friends
Sara G. Oct 5, 2012
The Parlor isn't really my scene - but it's definitely someone's scene. I know it's a big sports spot, particularly for football. What I like about it, is that it's a spot both girls and guys can hang at, football season or not, whether you're into the game or not. However, if you do find yourself invited to hang at The Parlor, and it happens to be game day, know that you won't have a bad time or fee left out that you aren't into football. This spot has a scene-y enough fee, and there are enough sitting spots throughout that if one area isn't your speed, you can find another corner that is. The drinks are fine - nothing to write home about. But the staff is really nice, and the outdoor area is great. A great place to get a little dressed up, but still hang with the guys.
They've Got Weltenburger!
Aaron P. Sep 12, 2012
Which is one way to enjoy any number of ballgames on any number of their bazillions of TVs. They've also got annoying sorority girls, annoying Ravens fans and a pretty mediocre food selection. BUT...it's way better than when it used to be whatever the name of it was before, and it's way less darker than Goal, and the staff are all truly hard working and attentive. And the separation of rooms (including outside seating area with fire pits) is an added bonus. Definitely avoid going for major sporting events, cause the line out the front of the door ain't worth it. But do go on off nights for Karaoke or Comedy or Bingo. All a ton of fun when indulged with close friends.
Sports Bar - tier above average
Paul F. Aug 15, 2012
Here's my issue with The Parlor - when it was its previous incarnation, the tables and TVs were incredibly conducive to watching games. They gutted the whole place and created a fancy VIP-ish area and installed one massive screen. Yes, there are still a ton of TVs, but it seems like they went out of their way to make it a little harder to watch sports. My other gripe - their food. If I'm going to a sports bar, just give me the basics: burgers, fries, sandwiches, mozza sticks, etc. I don't need white truffles. I don't need artisan. I don't need marinated mushroom skewers. I need beer and grease. That's it. Don't pretend to be something you're not. Anyway - it''s still a very solid place to watch games - especially on Melrose - and because of the lack of other options, you don't really have a choice.
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