Party Earth Review Tucked away in an inauspicious strip mall, The Woods is a cozy, unpretentious lounge with a retro forest theme that attracts everyone from average Joes to grungy wannabe actors. A simple space with a quaint and playful... ... read full review
1533 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Red Line: Hollywood/Highland
M–F 6pm–2am, Sa–Su 8pm–2am
Hollywood, Los Angeles –
Tucked away in an inauspicious strip mall, The Woods is a cozy, unpretentious lounge with a retro forest theme that attracts everyone from average Joes to grungy wannabe actors.
A simple space with a quaint and playful décor, the bar features a dimly-lit main room decorated with nature-motif wallpaper, hand-cut cedar block walls, elk antler chandeliers, and a fiber-optic ceiling designed to evoke a starry night sky.
Elevated faux-leather banquettes provide a place for the clientele of young professionals, plain Janes, and the occasional hipster to lounge around teak cocktail tables, while those into the forest theme might want to grab a spot in the rear alcove at one of the large tree-trunk tables complete with roots.
A flock of loyal regulars makes The Woods their habitat on weeknights, though weekends see a swell of boisterous, fun-loving young patrons clamoring for drinks at the pounded brass bar before getting down to some serious mingling to the beat of indie rock emanating from the jukebox.
For patrons who have been hunting for a low-key alternative to the usual pretentious Hollywood nightspots, The Woods may be just the place to set up camp.
An easygoing group of young professionals, Hollywood locals, a few hipsters, and aspiring actors, 20s and 30s.
Jukebox featuring indie rock.
Guests may order Happy Hour appetizers from neighboring Middle Eastern restaurant Sultani, including fries, hummus, skewers, sliders, wraps, and hot dogs. Free parking in lot Su–Tu. Valet W–Sa. Happy Hour M–F 6–10pm.
Appetizers $2–$6. Beer $4+, wine $6+, cocktails $10–$12. Valet $4.50.
Casual: jeans, t-shirts, flannel. No tank tops or athletic gear.
Weekday Happy Hours to chill out, Friday and Saturday nights for a more bustling scene.
The Happy Ending (7038 West Sunset Boulevard) is a good place to watch a game and a good post-Woods option for a rowdier singles scene.