West Hollywood, CA 90046
Three’s a charm, and Crown Bar subsequently hits the mark. As the third invention of the whizzes behind Winston’s and The Dime, this West Hollywood haunt obscures the lines between restaurant, lounge and nightclub. Now, thanks to Crown’s ingenuity, grabbing a hearty burger, a dirty martini and dancing the night away all at the same location has never been easier. And perhaps, this ability to wear different hats as the night progresses has helped boost Crown’s popularity. You know you’ve done something right when Hollywood’s royalty flocks to the place in packs; famous DJs (Samantha Ronson) frequently spin tunes for famous celeb guests (Lauren Conrad).
But don’t think that the average layman can’t have a good time, too. Whether you have a starring role on a reality show or not, everyone gets treated with the same affable customer service. Subsequently, everyone’s talking – and flocking – into the wallpapered walls of Crown, and we think you should, too. Immersed in soothing shades of browns, reds and ambers, a marble octagonal bar sits front and center, where traditional drinks with a modern twist emerge. Tequila, strawberries and lime unite to make the Rey Berry Gimlet. The hard liquor-sweet fruit combo works, and there are plenty of other options like these to mix and try.