The Living Room

Hotel Bar / Lounge
The Living Room 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... Los Angeles United States 34.1015265 -118.3254272
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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

  • Metro:

    Red Line: Hollywood and Vine

  • Phone:

    323-798-1360

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Daily 11am–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Living Room Review

The Scene

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...

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.

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Tip from Adriana:

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!

  • Crowd

    Hotel guests, entertainment industry professionals, actors, debutantes, birthday groups, and jazz enthusiasts, 20s to 50s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    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.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Bar menu of small plates including calamari, garlic shrimp, and sausage. Full menu from Delphine, the W’s restaurant, available upon request.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $6+, desserts $12. Beer $7+, wine $10+/glass or $50+/bottle, cocktails $15+, bottle service $295+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    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.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Saturdays after 10pm for the lounge scene and Sundays for the live jazz.

  • Close By

    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.

The Living Room User Reviews

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Jazz Sundays at the Living Room Lounge
Corey H. Jan 15, 2013
If it's Sunday night and you're not ready for the weekend to end, put on your finest attire and head to the W Hotel in Hollywood. Join a seductive circle of personalities amid the grandiose decor of the Living Room Lounge to hear one of the boldest voices in modern jazz. In an effort to bring back old Hollywood glamor, Brenna Whitaker and her Little Big Band redefine vintage jazz in one of the cities most elegant locations. From classic jazz renditions, big band horn sounds and timeless classics from some of the most celebrated vocalists, Brenna takes the stage and captivates. With her quick wit and uncanny ability to hit every note, shes the perfect juxtaposition of crass and class. You can dance the night away, listen the night away, drink the night away. Either way you choose to do it, grab a pack of cigarettes, put on some red lipstick and spend the night away with Brenna Whitaker and the Little Big Band. Oh, and the best part? It's FREE. So you can pull off feeling fancy and elegant, even if you're eating ramen noodles for dinner every night. Nobody has to know at the W.
Simply Fabulous
Jasmine M. Jan 5, 2013
If you want to experience the glamorous scene of Hollywood and sit next to celebrities and socialites, then the W Hotel is the place to be. The attire is snazzy and Hollywood glamour, so dress to impress! You'd think because of the high profile people that frequent this place would create an atmosphere that is pretentious, but The Living Room is such a fabulous relaxing affair. I've only been to The Living Room on a Sunday, but it was amazing to see Brenna Whitaker sing amazing jazz classics and new hits with such a soulful allure. And if you have the opportunity to sit in VIP like I did, then you'll truly have the opportunity to converse with celebs and people who are just passionate about the music. The Living Room is a great relaxing atmosphere and it's the perfect setting for hearing live music, spotting socialites, and spending time mingling with your friends.
Make this place your Living Room
Sogol T. Nov 29, 2012
Inside the beautiful W Hotel in Hollywood is The Living Room where there's a glamorous low key party just about every night. Its romantic red décor, ravishing chandeliers hanging from its high ceilings and rounded seating area gives this lounge its cozy feel and old Hollywood vibe. During the weekends this place is buzzing with locals and visitors from every continent. On Saturdays get together with your friends or loved one for a relaxing night and take in some fresh air outside in the beautiful patio. For a more up-beat night try Sunday Jazz nights where every Sunday Brenna Whitaker and Her Little Big Band perform amazing old jazz songs and some of today’s hits with a jazzy feel. And to your surprise you just might catch a celeb like Cee Lo Green or the Backstreet Boys walking by or even on stage to give a little performance of their own. It's like a small concert in a big way.
This is not just any living room
Albert H. Nov 14, 2012
With decor that looks lavish and breathtaking, the Living Room is a glamorous site to behold. Well-dressed guests can enter through the front entrance and be enchanted by the stylish and hip atmosphere of the venue. Their attention maybe entranced by the grandeur of the large place, complete with lounge chairs, a hip bar at the side, a giant chandelier hanging from the ceiling and a large, circular stairway that is covered with red velvet carpet. Sunday nights are jazz nights, where guests can experience live jazz performances set in front of the giant circular stairway, which becomes a makeshift stage for female dancers in lavish burlesque style dresses to dazzle the audience with their performances. When the performers are taking their break, the outside courtyard provides an equally great place to hang out. A cold night is not a problem as the entire area is blessed with fire pits and heating lambs, all of which brings a chill environment for socialites to converse and flirt with each other. Those who are not in a very talkative mood can just sit back at one of the lounge chairs with drinks in their hands and gaze up in awe at the signature ‘W’ sign towering over them. Patrons can expect to find a mix crowd of occupants of the W Hotel, business executives and a few celebrities enjoying their visit to the Living Room.
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