Party Earth Review Bright neon signage from an old psychic parlor is the only thing that marks the entrance to The Roger Room, an intimate modern speakeasy where a cool and artsy clientele gathers for delicious artisanal cocktails... ... read full review
370 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
M–F 6pm–2am, Sa 7pm–2am, Su 8pm–2am
BEVERLY GROVE, LOS ANGELES –
Bright neon signage from an old psychic parlor is the only thing that marks the entrance to The Roger Room, an intimate modern speakeasy where a cool and artsy clientele gathers for delicious artisanal cocktails.
Just beyond the dark curtains, patrons will find a dim one-room bar with a turn-of-the-century décor featuring circus-themed photos and painted panels, vintage stained glass accents, and antique wall sconces that throw a red-and-gold glow on the stylish regulars and upscale after-work crowd crammed into the mohair booths.
Playful touches like the pink and orange polka-dot menus – listing the bar’s twenty-six ever-changing seasonal cocktails – add to the carnival-esque atmosphere, as does the mirrored ceiling reflecting all the flirting going on below.
The place is always packed, so patrons will have to elbow their way to the small bar – where mixologists in old-fashioned black vests take their time serving up intricate cocktails complete with signature metal straws – or squeeze past the booths to the elevated section in the back where groups often gather at the tables to enjoy the view of the crowd.
With 60s soul and British rock playing in the background of this mellow conversation spot, The Roger Room’s vibrant and sophisticated vibe and mix of top-notch drinks and laid-back charm is what keeps the young professionals and artsy late-night regulars coming back time and again.
Young professionals, hip neighborhood regulars, artistic types, hipsters, and the after-work crowd, mid-20s to late 30s.
Mix of 60s soul and British rock.
Beer $6+, cocktails $11–$15. Valet $8.
Blazers, button-downs, t-shirts, hipster chic, after-work attire.
Thursdays through Saturdays for the biggest crowds.
The next-door Largo (366 North La Cienega Boulevard) offers great live music and comedy shows.