Party Earth Review A favorite haunt for local hipsters and Silver Lake denizens, Thirsty Crow is a homey neighborhood bar whose saloon atmosphere and excellent whiskey drinks have made it a destination for bourbon lovers from all over the... ... read full review
2939 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
M–F 5pm–2am, Sa–Su 1pm–2am
Silver Lake, Los Angeles –
A favorite haunt for local hipsters and Silver Lake denizens, Thirsty Crow is a homey neighborhood bar whose saloon atmosphere and excellent whiskey drinks have made it a destination for bourbon lovers from all over the city.
Just past the velvet curtain and the display of antique whiskey bottles lies a large wooden horseshoe bar, where flannel-clad patrons gather to peruse the vast selection of bourbon, rye, and scotch.
The basic rustic décor of wooden barrels, exposed brick, beamed ceilings, and a collection of dusty glass bottles adds to the vintage atmosphere, while a row of brown leather banquettes and marble café tables offer the best spots for eyeing newcomers or chatting up neighbors to a background of country classics and jazz, or peering through the row of windows into the narrow patio that serves as a smoking room.
Couples and groups tend to retreat through the heavy drapes into the back room, where a leather booth and a wood stove provide a cozier place for getting acquainted.
Thirsty Crow patrons may show up for the extensive selection of whiskey and cocktails, but they no doubt stay for the cool vibe and the outgoing, good-humored crowd that make for a lively night on the town.
There’s an awesome whiskey selection, but if you’re more of a cocktail person, I highly recommend the Thirsty Crow, a tasty mix of Sazerac rye, citrus, bitters, and ginger beer finished with a lemon wedge and a sprig of mint and served in a Mason jar. It’s very refreshing, even if the intense ginger beer stings a bit on the way down.
Hipsters, artsy types, neighborhood regulars, and whiskey lovers, mid-20s to late 30s.
iPod playlist plays a mix of music from the 20s and 30s including jazz, bluegrass, and country. Whiskey Education 9pm–2am on Sundays features whiskey pairings and tastings. Vintage jukebox.
Happy Hour daily 5–8pm.
Beer $6+, wine $8+, cocktails $10–$12, whiskey $10+. Valet $5.
Funky, hipster chic, jeans, vintage t-shirts.
Fridays and Saturdays for the biggest crowd or Sundays for Whiskey Education.
Next door is Local (2943 Sunset Boulevard), which features all organic and local sourced food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.