Every once in a while I get the urge to spend an evening at a hot, new Hollywood bar.
Maybe once every ten years?
Tonight, the stars were aligned and me and Taco Belly (sorry TB, I forgot the new nickname you wanted me to call you) spent about five hours at this really fun, ornately decorated new saloon.
The food was surprisingly good. The Jambalaya had a beefy element to it but we finished every drop. The Cajun Cheese Medallions (basically deep fried cheese) hit the spot with a nice bit of spice. The Short Rib Sliders were just what one would expect and appreciate.
But this isn’t a restaurant, it’s a Hollywood bar and it knocks it out of the park with incredible whiskey cocktails and expertly designed vintage New Orleans interiors.
Thankfully the owners chose a creative downtown bar vibe (like Villians or One Eyed Gypsy) rather than strangle you with a velvet rope or drown you in bottle service.
Both Taco Belly and I agreed we wish this place was within stumbling distance from our hood, we’d be regulars in a heartbeat!
(P.S., I apologize for the blurry photos, it was dark as hell in there!)
1233 N Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90038