Party Earth Review From the entertainment industry shotcallers taking meetings at the bar to socialites sipping Manhattans on Wednesday afternoons, the W Hotel’s sleek lounge, The Living Room, offers a 21st-century version of classic Hollywood... ... read full review
6250 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Red Line: Hollywood and Vine
Hollywood, Los Angeles –
From the entertainment industry shotcallers taking meetings at the bar to socialites sipping Manhattans on Wednesday afternoons, the W Hotel’s sleek lounge, The Living Room, offers a 21st-century version of classic Hollywood splendor.
Well-dressed visitors entering the dazzling high-ceilinged hall will find an opulent and comfortable décor featuring a sweeping red-carpeted staircase, cascading glass and crystal chandelier, and plenty of tufted leather sofas perfect for hobnobbing over a Mediterranean Caipirinha or two.
A bronze bar backed by a massive honeycomb wall draws actors and debutantes looking to mingle, while well-coifed girlfriend groups and birthday partiers take over the bustling outdoor patio to sip Cucumber Coolers or watch the Lakers on the giant projection screen.
Playlists and DJs keep the vibe grooving all week, though the live music lovers flock in on Sunday nights when the elevated seating area transforms into a stage for regular jazz groups – occasionally punctuated by impromptu performances by the likes of Macy Gray – who play smooth standards to the applause of fashionistas and musicians eager to mellow out at the end of the weekend over cocktails.
Regardless of the night, The Living Room offers its sophisticated clientele a swanky place to kick up their feet in their Gucci loafers.
Go for seats 4-10 and 4-11 in the outdoor bar – not only is the spot a heated oasis with a perfect view of the massive projection screen, it also offers a discreet look at all the cute guys in the lounge. The seats can be reserved, so call ahead to get the best spot to see and be seen!
Hotel guests, entertainment industry professionals, actors, debutantes, birthday groups, and jazz enthusiasts, 20s to 50s.
Popular music from every era featured nightly, from Ma$e and The Temptations to Britney Spears. DJs spin house and electropop Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9pm and Sundays from midnight. Live jazz Sundays 10pm.
Bar menu of small plates including calamari, garlic shrimp, and sausage. Full menu from Delphine, the W’s restaurant, available upon request.
Appetizers $6+, desserts $12. Beer $7+, wine $10+/glass or $50+/bottle, cocktails $15+, bottle service $295+.
Smart casual to club attire: fitted t-shirts, suits sans ties, dresses. After 10pm, especially on Fridays and Saturdays, club minis and Giuseppe Zanotti heels for girls, designer jeans for guys.
Saturdays after 10pm for the lounge scene and Sundays for the live jazz.
Just down the street is The Music Box (6126 Hollywood Boulevard), a great venue for live music and shows, while Drai’s at the top of the W is a perfect option for late-night dancing.