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Frolic Room

Map & Directions 6245 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • Daily 11am-2am


LA Weekly's Description

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.

Member Reviews

  • rdiaz714 wrote a review for Frolic Room
    on 07/14/10

    One of my favorite hollywood dive bars. Great Happy hour with a kick ass jukebox that hasn't been polluted by POPPY crap

  • Paul CarolineC wrote a review for Frolic Room
    on 09/16/09

    Our favourite bar in LA. The kind of place we like to hang out drinking Adios Motherfuckers. Paul & Caroline

  • Dallas32 wrote a review for Frolic Room
    on 05/03/09

    This place is right up my alley. This place has been a staple since the 30's...Nice and Seedy, just the way I like 'em. Keeps all of the pretenders and silicone types away. Stiff drinks, interesting clientele and awesome jukebox! Price: $

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Tips from foursquare

  • Bravo on 12/02/10

    Walk through the door straight to 1948, very cool, and the drinks are fine. -Mark Peel, Top Chef

  • Johnny H. on 01/01/10

    Drink something dumbass!

  • Sam M. on 03/11/11

    311 wrote a song about this bar. The jukebox is amazing and Joel makes the strongest drinks.

  • Lindsay F. on 07/25/11

    A dive bar must! Cheap drinks, great juke. Walk-in, stumble out. Great people watching. They get a lot of spill over traffic from the Pantages before, intermission and after shows...that kinda suck

  • Amy H. on 01/20/11

    Eavesdropping is amazing here. Cheap drinks too!

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