Party Earth Review Just off the bustling star walk of Hollywood Boulevard lies Hemingway’s, an exclusive lounge that’s lovingly dedicated to Papa. Once past the infamously difficult doormen, in-the-know industry folks and hip scenesters... ... read full review
6356 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Red Line: Hollywood/Vine
Hollywood, Los Angeles –
Just off the bustling star walk of Hollywood Boulevard lies Hemingway’s, an exclusive lounge that’s lovingly dedicated to Papa.
Once past the infamously difficult doormen, in-the-know industry folks and hip scenesters step through the restored historic storefront and into a breezy indoor/outdoor foyer decked out in vintage chairs and impressionist art.
Beyond that waits the main room, an impressive space featuring tin ceilings, soaring archways, antique crystal chandeliers, and over ten thousand books stuffed onto towering floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
A wood and marble bar draws a contingent of Hollywood hipsters and edgy artists, while more literary partiers peruse the shelves or check out the collection of fifty-seven vintage typewriters, each containing a sheet of paper with a Hemingway quote – including his advice to “always do sober what you said you’d do drunk; that will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”
Early in the evening, chic cocktail lovers lounge on plush burgundy velvet banquettes or cozy up in the booths to nosh on small plates and sip their Death in the Afternoon or other cocktails named after Hemingway novels and mixed up by bartenders in Prohibition-era threads.
Later on, nightly DJs spin retro and Motown grooves that get the packed crowd on its feet and dancing in every available nook.
Patrons can rest assured that Mariel Hemingway signed off on the bar, and a portion of the proceeds are donated to charity – and that, along with the rustic elegance and strong drinks, makes Hemingway’s a hangout worthy of its namesake.
Hip, artsy, and refined mix of industry insiders and socialites, 20s and 30s.
Nightly DJs spin indie rock earlier in the evening and danceable retro and Motown later on.
A portion of all proceeds go to The Giving Planet charity (www.thegivingplanet.org).
Beer $5+, wine $8+, cocktails $16.
Funky upscale: vests, ties, dresses, fedoras, scarves, and slacks.
Good any night – evenings for mellow after-work drinks and later for a more raucous crowd.
Just down the street is the legendary Hollywood steakhouse Musso and Frank (6667 Hollywood Boulevard), the perfect starter for an old-school night.