The Bar

20s / 30s / Artsy / Bar / Club Kids / DJ / DJ / Dancing / Entertainment Professionals / Flirty / Fun-loving / Hollywood Hipsters / Laid back / Music Lovers / Rock / Singles / Theme Nights / Vintage / Young Professionals
The Bar "A cozy hole in the wall marked only by a neon ""cocktails"" sign, The Bar attracts a loyal and compelling mix of locals, hipsters, and music lovers looking for an unpretentious escape from the Hollywood club scene." Los Angeles United States 34.0980777 -118.316876
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Party Earth Review A cozy hole in the wall marked only by a neon “cocktails” sign, The Bar attracts a loyal and compelling mix of locals, hipsters, and music lovers looking for an unpretentious escape from the Hollywood club scene. A simple... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Sa 9pm–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Bar Review

The Scene

"A cozy hole in the wall marked only by a neon ""cocktails"" sign, The Bar attracts a loyal and compelling mix of locals, hipsters, and music lovers looking for an unpretentious escape from the Hollywood club scene."

A cozy hole in the wall marked only by a neon “cocktails” sign, The Bar attracts a loyal and compelling mix of locals, hipsters, and music lovers looking for an unpretentious escape from the Hollywood club scene.

A simple décor featuring burgundy brocade walls bathed in the amber light of wall sconces creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere, aided by the striking backlit bar whose leather stools are usually occupied by music industry folks and creative types bobbing their heads to the music.

An eclectic rotation of DJs spinning everything from glam rock to the latest dance tunes provide a loud and upbeat backdrop for the goateed set and the suited entertainment professionals who pack into the tufted leather booths or crowd around tiny tables for shouted conversations, while smokers gravitate to the cramped patio out back.

Generally mellower on weekdays when easygoing regulars show up for cheap drinks and good tunes, the mood definitely turns more rambunctious late at night and on weekends when a frisky shoulder-to-shoulder crowd of artsy young professionals and hipsters flocks in to mix it up on the dance floor and occasionally on the banquettes.

Despite its neighborhood watering-hole feel, The Bar is actually a destination for creative, good-natured customers looking for a friendly and authentic bar experience blissfully free of velvet ropes.

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Tip from Emma:

Two cool things: you can park at the gas station next door for $5, and if you stop in on a Tuesday, you might get some homemade cookies courtesy of one of the regulars!

  • Crowd

    Hip, urban, and laid-back music lovers, club kids, Hollywood hipsters, musicians, and entertainment industry types, early 20s to mid-30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Different DJs every night spinning a wide variety of music from rare vinyl to dance. Theme nights include the Get Bent party on Mondays with new wave, indie, rock, 80s, and electro music.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Patrons can order in from neighboring restaurants. Menus available.

  • Prices

    Beer $5+, wine $8–$12, cocktails $7+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Vintage t-shirts and jeans, hipster designer casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Mondays for the Get Bent party, or Fridays and Saturdays for a busy, fun-loving crowd.

  • Close By

    Delancey (5936 Sunset Boulevard) offers pizza and Italian food and is open until 2am. Their sister restaurant, The Mission Cantina (5946 Sunset Boulevard), is known for delicious margaritas and cheap tacos.

The Bar User Reviews

Average rating:
Fun Dancing Place!
caroline h. Nov 30, 2012
This is such a great place to have a good time with your girlfriends. If you are a guy, you will enjoy it even more because when I was there, there were so many cute girls dancing and having a good time. Everyone is very energetic and wanting to have a good time. I met so many great people. I even met a guy from the Hunger Games who was so nice. You should go to the restaurant because it have amazing food with wonderful food! You will love this amazing food I promise! Enjoy the night with The Bar you will love it! I loved it!
Small but stellar
Paul F. Aug 6, 2012
The Bar is one of my favorite bars in Los Angeles. Sure it's tiny, but what they lack in size, they make up for in ambiance. It's not exactly a cocktail spot, beers and rails are more on the agenda, but the reason to come is all about the great music they spin throughout the week. You wouldn't guess that this place draws in a great rotation of DJs - but it does. It's not oontz oontz music, but a cool mix of indie, rock, 80s, etc. The people here are a mix of 20 and 30 something entertainment industry types. But not a pretentious crowd at all. If you're a smoker, there's a patio in the back as well. Anyway - if you're looking for an easy, chill, laid-back spot with a cool crowd, good music, and not too pricey drinks - check out The Bar.
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