Party Earth Review A modern gastropub and popular neighborhood haunt – not to mention one of the biggest Premier League football bars in the city – The Village Idiot draws an outgoing and loyal crowd of young professionals... ... read full review
7383 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
M–F 11:30am–2am, Sa–Su 9am–2am
Melrose, Los Angeles –
A modern gastropub and popular neighborhood haunt – not to mention one of the biggest Premier League football bars in the city – The Village Idiot draws an outgoing and loyal crowd of young professionals, soccer fans, and expats.
High ceilings and expansive windows create an airy and inviting atmosphere where after-work groups and artsy hipsters alike gather to mingle over drinks, while exposed brick and shaded chandeliers provide a touch of comfortable warmth perfect for unwinding after a long day.
Rustic tables and raised booths near the front are generally packed with diners and Melrose people-watchers, but those more interested in beer, wine, and cocktails will want to congregate at the sleek and spacious bar, where chatty bartenders stand ready to walk patrons through the extensive selections of drinks and pub food listed on the chalkboards.
Couples looking for a cozy nook can snuggle up on a banquette in the more intimate back area, while a private room can be reserved for special events.
Although the tightly-packed crowd escalates from laid back to boisterous on any given night, the bar is at its rowdiest on weekend days when soccer fans show up in droves for English Premier League games.
Always busy and usually rambunctious, the versatile Village Idiot is a good bet whether patrons are in the market for a guys’ night out, a hopping singles scene, or just a high-spirited evening at the pub.
Casual and sociable young professionals, soccer fans, neighborhood regulars, internationals, and British expats, mid-20s to 40s.
Pandora radio selections vary each night. Flat-screen TVs for sporting events.
Menus feature traditional pub fare, modern comfort food, salads, appetizers, and a traditional English breakfast.
Breakfast entrées $8–$13, appetizers and salads $7–$15, sandwiches $12–$15, entrées $11–$17, sides $5–$7, desserts $6–$7. Beer $3.50–$15, wine $8+, cocktails $6–$15. Valet $5.50.
Nice casual: T-shirts, jeans, designer casual, after-work attire.
Friday and Saturday nights for the biggest crowds.
The famous Groundlings Theatre down the street (7307 Melrose Avenue) offers both early and late comedy shows.