The Tower Bar

Hotel Bar / Restaurant
The Tower Bar The Tower Bar in West Hollywood, Los Angeles is a swanky hotel bar reminiscent of old Hollywood glam. Find your inner Eva Gardner with Party Earth. Los Angeles United States 34.095273 -118.372251
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Party Earth Review Located in the historic Sunset Tower Hotel – a one-time apartment building to major stars from Clark Gable and John Wayne to Marilyn Monroe and Michael Caine – The Tower Bar brings old school Hollywood glamour to the modern... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    Daily 6pm–midnight
    Kitchen closes at 11pm nightly

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Tower Bar Review

The Scene

The Tower Bar in West Hollywood, Los Angeles is a swanky hotel bar reminiscent of old Hollywood glam. Find your inner Eva Gardner with Party Earth.

Located in the historic Sunset Tower Hotel – a one-time apartment building to major stars from Clark Gable and John Wayne to Marilyn Monroe and Michael Caine – The Tower Bar brings old school Hollywood glamour to the modern day Sunset Strip.

The discreet location is still favored by many of Tinseltown’s power players, who flock to the prestigious restaurant after a long day in the office and continue to talk shop under the cover of dim lights.

The space definitely feels removed from the rowdier Strip staples on surrounding blocks, what with all the glistening walnut-paneled walls, white-jacketed waiters, and steady presence of a piano man who welcomes the dinner crowd with smooth instrumentals.

Dinner hours see an influx of successful business types, actors, and chill socialites, who relax over California bistro and French fare and sip delicate cocktails as they stare out at the Downtown skyline through big windows. And seasoned maitre d' Dimitri Dimitrov – well known in elite circles – seems to know all of them.

On Fridays, the bar gets busier when a mix of overworked agents, hotel guests, and savvy tourists take on the extensive wine list, but the vibe remains tranquil and a little more “grown up” than at neighboring venues.

No matter the time, The Tower Bar is a reliable – albeit pricey – source of exquisite libations and established company.

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Tip from Adriana:

The Tower Bar isn’t your only glitzy option here. Drop by for lunch and ask to sit in the Terrace Room of the hotel’s Terrace Restaurant. It has the best views of Downtown and you can dine outside steps from the hotel’s beautiful pool.

  • Crowd

    Fancy professionals, posh power players, formal dates, dapper family outings, celebs, older Hollywood crowd, hotel guests, late 20s to 50s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live piano and bass player 7pm nightly. Ambient jazz other times.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Upscale menu of California bistro and French cuisine including seafood, steak, lamb, and burgers. Outdoor terrace seating available.

  • Prices

    Sides $8–$12, appetizers $14–$42, small plates $12–$18, entrées $14–$45. Beer $7–$9, wine $12–$28+/glass or $39–$400+/bottle, cocktails $17–$20.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Business to dressy: power suits, designer button-downs, blazers, sleek dresses, tasteful fitted attire, heels.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Weeknights for a steady stream of Hollywood shop talk, or Friday and Saturday nights to impress a date and enjoy a laid-back component to the normally rowdy Sunset Strip.

  • Close By

    Chateau Marmont (8221 West Sunset Boulevard) offers guests another swanky and historic Hollywood hotel experience, though this one tends to get a good bit rowdier than Tower Bar.

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