Party Earth Review One might expect The Glendon Bar & Kitchen, given its location in the heart of UCLA’s Westwood Village, to be just another college den, but the upscale venue manages to cater to a crowd beyond – while not excluding – the... ... read full review
1071 Glendon Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
M–F 11:30am–2am, Sa–Su 11am–2am
Westwood, Los Angeles –
One might expect The Glendon Bar & Kitchen, given its location in the heart of UCLA’s Westwood Village, to be just another college den, but the upscale venue manages to cater to a crowd beyond – while not excluding – the university set.
An ideal meeting point between Hollywood and Santa Monica, the restaurant plays host to everyone from corporate execs to chic bohemian types by day and upscale couples to rowdier twenty-somethings at night.
A long copper-topped bar is the focal point of the expansive interior, with black high-top tables filling up the rest of the ground floor and an upstairs lounge full of soft plush chairs overlooking the entire room.
Lunch gets busy with doctors and lawyers from nearby offices, but students know to appear during the earlier of the two Happy Hours for half-off pizzas and $5 pints, or on Tuesdays for the late-night deals.
Weekend nights find industry professionals and beach dwellers schmoozing over martinis as older couples dig into small plates like pork belly tacos and baked brie, but a second Happy Hour means the younger crowd returns for a festive but refined party.
Weekend brunch sees sports fans posted at the bar to watch the game as everyone else aids their hangovers with bottomless mimosas and French toast.
Not just for college kids and not just for “grown-ups,” The Glendon Bar & Kitchen is a local spot that reaches far beyond the streets of Westwood.
UCLA undergrads, entertainment industry professionals, area doctors and lawyers, groups of grad students, couples, and Happy Hour hunters who like chic to meet cheap, early 20s to mid-30s.
Large flat-screens at the bar typically tuned to sports.
Full menu of upscale American cuisine including pork belly tacos, calamari, large salads, prosciutto goat sandwiches, burgers, and pizza. Happy Hour daily 4–7pm and 10pm–midnight.
Brunch $8–$16, appetizers $6–$13, sides $5–$7, salads $12–$14, sandwiches/burgers $9–$13, pizzas $12–$14, entrées $14–$26+. Beer $6+, wine $8–$13, cocktails $10–$14, mixed drinks $9+, Stoli martini menu $6.
Upscale casual: button-downs, jeans, khakis, suits, fitted jeans, flirty tops, casual dresses, slacks, heels.
Tuesday for the late-night specials, Friday and Saturday nights for mingling with singles over $6 martinis, or Sunday brunch for the game and bottomless mimosas.
The Backyard at The W Hotel (930 Hilgard Avenue) is a swanky outdoor lounge full of palm trees and waterfalls that has a vibrant nighttime scene and an equally hopping brunch.