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Map & Directions 1652 N. Cherokee Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining


LA Weekly's Description

With one of the richest histories of any bar in Los Angeles (it's said to be the last place where Elizabeth Short drank before she stepped into the night and became the Black Dahlia), this "Hollywood legend since 1942" -- as touted on the Web site -- has definitely gone through different guises over the years. (It was a hot heavy-metal scene hang in the '80s.) But it didn't realize its full splendor until owner Tricia La Belle took over a little more than a decade ago, refurbishing the bar area and embellishing the adjacent dance room with gothic touches, as well giving the outdoor patio a New Orleans-style feel, perfect for the dark and decadent entertainment on weekends and the young, hip hordes who frequent midweek.

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  • khani1 wrote a review for Boardner's
    on 07/21/09

    Best Goth nigth in town and they serve absinthe cocktails! Bar Sinister www.barsinister.net

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  • Los Angeles Times on 10/14/10

    A visit to historic (since 1942!) Boardner's is a little like barhopping under one roof. Whatever your drinking mood, Boardner's will certainly appeal to you.

  • Peter M. on 05/01/09

    Go to Bar Sinister on Saturday.

  • Steve B. on 07/07/11

    Boardners was the last bar where she drank before she stepped into the night and became the Black Dahlia. On 7-13-11 tell Kristal the Black Dahlia's real name & get $2 off our Black Dahlia Drink!

  • Sabrina on 12/20/09

    upstairs is fun ;)

  • Neil W. on 03/12/10

    Great Hollywood bar with recent Art Deco redesign. Love the back patio and general atmosphere.

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