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The Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill

Map & Directions 6122 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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323-466-9917
  • Wheelchair accessible, Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Reservations Accepted

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LA Weekly's Description

This intimate live-music bar and restaurant is tucked into the Gower Gulch mini-mall, which was once the stellar nexus of early Tinseltown history. These days, the club presents a similarly stellar assortment of top-flight jazz musicians, as well as comedy, blues, flamenco and pop showcases. Presented by Dolores Peterson, the club's signature weekly open mic features such redoubtable jazz vets as pianist-leader Karen Hernandez, bassist Tony Dumas and drummer Ralph Penland backing up sometimes heavy surprise guests. And yet, located at the busy intersection of Sunset Boulevard and the aptly named El Centro Avenue in the heart of Hollywood, the room's vibe is convivial and calming instead of brassy and showy. Booths along the wall and small tables on the wooden floor face a low stage wedged in the corner, where the performers hover palpably close to diners. Black-&-white photos of legendary musicians are framed on wood-paneled walls, while the booths are adorned with elaborate touches like semi-circular, inverted-pyramid-shaped Art Deco-style lamps. The cover and minimums vary but are generally low, with some drinks and entrees priced moderately higher. Chef Juan Mercado's continental menu includes favorites like spinach quesadilla, gazpacho and the salmon mango salad. The restaurant has a small outdoor patio, and, in a true Hollywood rarity, free parking in the mini-mall's lot. Full bar.

 
Member Reviews

  • on 12/17/12
    5

    When I saw that the comic genius behind the MOMENT OF CLARITY videos, Lee Camp, was popping in for a set at Tiger Lily's I nearly jumped out of my skin, seriously! Fortunately, my extra-tough outer layer of epidermis kept me in and I did not have to experience yet another OBE (out-of-body experience).

    To my surprise, a place which I had driven by a million and six times located... More >>

  • on 08/10/10
    4

    Buyer Beware. This venue once demonstrated potential w/ prime promoter, "D". Unfortunately it's, deteriorating, showing the tell tails signs of vice. Pick & choose your visits carefully i.e. "L.A.'s Best" long-standing, every Thursday night, Dolores Petersen Presents: Showcases and Open Mic / Jams. The only other recommended, worthwhile bets are "D's" limited, occasional... More >>

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  • megan b. on 07/01/10

    What's Up Tiger Lily comedy show on Monday nights! Bail early if you need to; the lineups are long.

  • Dolores P. on 12/05/11

    Dolores Petersen Presents: Open Mic / Jam welcomes all musicians (instrumentalists and vocalists). Starts at 8pm, sign up time 7:30pm Admission: Free / Minimum: f/bAsk about featuring yourself....

  • Sofija D. on 06/29/13

    What's Up Tiger Lily is AN AMAZING SHOW! But get there early to get seats. It gets packed and there's standing room in the back but the show is so long you'll want to sit. Free admission!

  • Azy K. on 06/10/13

    This place is awesome! Some of the best comedy on Monday nights & it's FREE! (Well 2 item min) & their food is great-I recommend the Chinese Chicken Salad- it's good even if you're not a salad person!

  • Mel J. on 09/26/13

    Real hip hop in Hollywood!

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