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The Good Luck Bar

Map & Directions 1514 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
  • Asian
  • Sun, Sat 8pm-2am, Mon-Fri 7pm-2am
  • Valet Parking


LA Weekly's Description

You may not get "lucky" in the romantic sense at Good Luck Bar, but even if you exit alone, it's hard not to leave with a smile on your face. Good Luck has been around over a decade, and it is arguably one of the most beautiful bars in the area, rivaling any Chinese restaurant in town (and that includes Chinatown). Bathed in dim red light, the place is filled with gilded lanterns (old and new), dragon sculptures, Chinese art, covered with black-and-red flocked wallpaper. Even the ceiling is ornate, an eye-catching square design etched in gold and green. Even with so much to look at, Good Luck manages to seem neither tacky nor fancy. Perhaps it's the crowd that frequents the place that gives it its homey, chill vibe. Silver Lake, Los Feliz and Hollywood residents looking for a post-dinner or movie nightcap (the Vista Theatre's around the corner) make up the bulk of the crowd. With its gorgeous Asian ambiance, nicely packed jukebox, good selection of drinks and friendly servers, it's no ancient Chinese secret why this one's full every night of the week.

Member Reviews

  • paper_mda wrote a review for The Good Luck Bar
    on 07/05/10

    This place is rad, very red decor, with a great little lounge with couches to cozy up on (depending on the crowd). Stiff drinks and some great invented ones as well. This is great for a group but no huge numbers. Not to mention, a cd jukebox with a great selection (classic rock, punk, 80s, soul, indie favs). You should go

  • mleahy130 wrote a review for The Good Luck Bar
    on 06/23/10

    although its not promoted in anyway, famous director Ed Wood used to live/work in the studio above this bar! Nice bartender, Jukebox w/ Waylon Jennings.. regular LA prices on drinks.

  • first3rd wrote a review for The Good Luck Bar
    on 08/28/09

    Love the inside of this place. But it does get crowded. It's LA though so... what bar doesn't?

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  • AskMen on 07/05/10

    With its festive Chinese-themed décor (gotta love the lantern–filled bar and outdoor neon signage), this dimly lit space is fun, fun, fun. Sip on a fancy cocktail or enjoy a Jameson on the rocks.

  • LA Weekly on 03/23/11

    Featured in LA Weekly's "L.A.'s Best Cocktails: Our 55 favorites and where to find them." (Click 'More Info')

  • Danielle N. on 03/12/10

    Potent Potion is the best drink EVER.

  • Mike A. on 06/10/10

    Make sure to say "hello!" to Li at the door. The dopest doorguy in LA.

  • Ben C. on 06/09/12

    Best looking matchbooks in L.A.

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