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This classic dive bar on Hollywood Boulevard has a long and grand history that belies its small size. Adjoining the venerable Pantages Theater and in business for more than seven decades, the Frolic Room pulls in a diverse mix of theatergoers attending plays next door, sports fanatics, tourists, rock & rollers and, later in the evening, hard-drinking regulars. Colorful murals of movie stars on the walls attest to the bar's early Tinseltown glamor, and the iconic joint has been featured in such films as The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential. The Omaha band 311 commemorated it in their 2005 song "Frolic Room," and the dive's "badass" jukebox is widely recognized for its pleasing array of old-school hits and standards. Amid all of the upscale bars along the newly revitalized Hollywood Boulevard, the Frolic Room retains its classic, low-key ambiance. Full bar. Street parking. Ages 21 & over.
When a friend comes to town, why not take them to where Bukowski drank? Hollywood's Frolic Room is one of the only places Bukowski obsessives agree that he actually haunted, and a portrait of him hangs above the cash register. But you don't have to be a Bukowski fan to appreciate a good dive bar and, thanks to gentrification, Hollywood boasts precious few these days. The Frolic Room has been around since Prohibition ended and continues to offer a paradoxically classy dive-bar ambience.... More »
It might be on Hollywood, and in Hollywood, but it's not remotely "Hollywood." Just a small, chill spot with a good jukebox and cheap drinks and an old popcorn machine and enough (but not too much) of Hollywood's weirder side in residence to make for a very entertaining evening.
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