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The Bar

Map & Directions 5851 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • Daily 9pm-2am
  • Private Party
  • Late Night
  • Reservations Accepted


LA Weekly's Description

Sandwiched in between a Mobil gas station and a small hotel on the corner of Bronson and Sunset, the Bar rises like a neon-lit beacon in the East Hollywood drinking landscape. The location, once a notorious dive known as the Ski Room, was renovated in 2004 by the design team behind Hollywood's Avalon nightclub, and the result is a cozy drinking room whose downtrodden exterior belies a well-appointed interior, regularly packed with a good-looking crowd of club kids and party people. The Bar hosts regular DJ nights, where you can rock out to a well-curated selection of sounds, from Joy Division to hair metal. Drinks are stiffer than a board, and prices tend more toward "Hollywood" than "dive." Be warned: It can get crowded on popular nights, so if things get a little too snug for your liking, take a breather outside on the smoking patio or make like the party girls and climb up on a table.

Member Reviews

  • adam1233 wrote a review for The Bar
    on 08/17/09

    A little bar, unpretentious, cool people, relatively inexpensive drinks. If you're looking for somewhere to just kind of chill and not have to deal with Hollywood douche bags.

  • KatieG474 wrote a review for The Bar
    on 07/13/08

    A great place to go when you are sick of the guest list heavy bars in L.A. The Bar has the best jukebox in town and they pour strong drinks. The crowd constantly varies and you never know who you are going to meet there. I suggest taking a cab though because it can be hard to find a parking space.

  • claire85 wrote a review for The Bar
    on 07/07/08

    I can't do most Hollywood bars anymore - I'm over "the scene" and I can't handle worrying about being on the list or hassling with a doorman. However, sometimes I want to listen to some good tunes and get my groove on - and when I do, I head to The Bar. Yes, it's just called "The Bar" and it's a blink-and-you-miss-it little place next to a gas station (and a parking lot - just in... More >>

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  • Mark M on 05/18/10

    Warhol Underground Saturdays at The Bar. $6 Drinks 9pm-11pm. Guest Rock DJs. Real people, real conversations, killer music and cheap drinks.

  • Logan L. on 11/07/12

    Automatic 18% tip on tabs over $50 that no one will tell you about until you close out.

  • Johnny C. on 10/09/12

    Yeah Mon! :)

  • Party Earth on 07/06/12

    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!

  • Bronson B. on 10/12/11

    $3.00 PBRs and $5.00 Jamesons until 11PMJUICEBOX w/ Jonni Hipp, Fatlip and Boaz Sachs

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