Party Earth Review Though it may have lost a bit of its glitter over the past few years, there’s no doubt that The Tropicana still offers a picture-perfect Hollywood setting for afternoon cocktails, poolside partying, and late-night... ... read full review
7000 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Red Line: Hollywood/Highland
Hollywood, Los Angeles –
Though it may have lost a bit of its glitter over the past few years, there’s no doubt that The Tropicana still offers a picture-perfect Hollywood setting for afternoon cocktails, poolside partying, and late-night cavorting.
Situated in the Roosevelt Hotel, the posh bar with its attendant palm trees and formidable doorman attracts eccentric Hollywood hipsters who show up day and night in their vintage best to enjoy intimate drinks or get a little wild.
A modern earth-toned décor featuring roomy canvas chaises and ottomans creates a homey vibe for the musicians, actors, and wannabe trendsetters lazing around the pool or schmoozing with other fashion-experimenting urbanites at the bar.
Scattered tables offer a place to sample plates from the hotel’s restaurant, while couples can chill in the private nook or around a fire pit. Hotel guests interested in hanging with a creative LA crowd have easy access via adjoining rooms and cabanas.
Although the venue is a good option any day, it hosts a particularly popular scene on summer Tuesday nights when a trust-fundy alternative crowd shows up to get frisky in the pool and groove to the DJ’s mix of mellow indie tunes and retro funk.
While it no longer has the cachet it once had, The Tropicana is still a very cool place to enjoy drinks in the sunshine or festive midnight swims.
Hollywood hipsters, musicians, actors, and tourists, early 20s to mid-30s.
DJs spin everything from mellow underground tunes to retro funk, dance, and hip-hop.
Full menu available from The Bridge restaurant, as well as casual fare and specialty burgers from the hotel’s 25 Degrees restaurant.
25 Degrees menu: burgers $12+, salads $6–$12, sandwiches $8–$12. The Bridge menu: appetizers $4–$11, entrées $15–$29. Beer $7+, wine $7+, cocktails $11+.
Hipster chic to anything goes on Tuesdays: vintage dresses, tight high-waisted jeans, short shorts, old-school sneakers, swimsuits, thrift-store suits, ascots, sparkly tops for guys and girls. Otherwise, nice casual.
Tuesday nights in the summer from 10pm to 2am when the pool is heated for Night Swim, or Fridays and Saturdays when the Roosevelt is always filled with young, wealthy club kids flitting between the bars.
Inside the Roosevelt is The Spare Room, a swanky lounge with a similar crowd, a great late-night scene, and two bowling alley lanes.