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Crown Bar

Map & Directions 7321 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Reservations Accepted


LA Weekly's Description

Crown Bar used to be Tempest on Santa Monica Boulevard (fairly easy to get into except for Wednesdays, when The Alliance mans the door). On a recent visit, the floor was on fire thanks to DJ Michelle Pesce and a jovial jock-meets-Hollywood-hottie crowd, all of whom were sloshed by midnight. Though it's better known for the shutterbug hustle it attracts outside on hump night, we're happy to report weekends here are fun and 'tude/TMZ free. Even the door guy and bartenders were nice. The real shocker at this one? The place is completely unrecognizable from its former incarnation, with no traces whatsoever of old fave Tempest - ex-home of Club Underground (now at The Echo) and the short-lived version of Rodney's English Disco (thrown by The remodel (by the same bloke who redid The Abbey for SBE) manages to be tasteful without being stuffy: chandeliers, dark-wood accents, relaxing couches (yes, they were for bottle service, but that can't be avoided on a Friday night).

Member Reviews

  • laweeklybestof wrote a review for Crown Bar
    on 05/06/09

    Low-lit and warm, the Crown Bar's royal re-treatment of WeHo straight stalwart Tempest deserves props for not going too fancy or campy with its new look. They definitely tore the place up, though (looking at the new layout, it's actually difficult to figure out where Tempest's tiny stage and elevated seating area even were). The room has an English, men's lodge feel, now with... More >>

  • lara69 wrote a review for Crown Bar
    on 11/24/08

    i recommend going for dinner (make reservations) and staying late so you dont have to wait in line all night just to be turned away- trust me ive seen the cutest girls be told no.

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  • Original Penguin on 10/28/10

    If you like fancy dive bars, B-list celebs and star struck wannabes, this is the place. If you want to get into some paparazzi shots, try to get past the strict door policy on Wednesday nights.

  • Mayra L. on 03/20/10

    Best dj's are on Saturday and Sunday. Good to lounge drinking hard liquor !

  • Chuck D. on 07/24/10

    Go to Crown Bar Saturday night and order a 901 Tequila Infusion. When you're done say to the bartender "NightDirt sent me." You'll get a great surprise!

  • ThePurplePassport.com on 10/06/11

    Plush 1940s vintage vibes pulse through this cool lounge. Servers zip around in Alexander McQueen-designed uniforms. If you need to dodge the paparazzi, there is a secret VIP entrance.

  • James C. on 09/02/10

    Strong Drinks and good talent!

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