8171 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9004634.098015 -118.367383
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Hollywood
The atmosphere is great for people watching and enjoying a night out.
Fun bar for weekend drinks. Gets crowded early. Great spot for celeb sightings.
Bar Marmont is a WeHo institution - and still a hot spot after many years. But if you go early, it's a pretty low-key place for good cocktails and apps.
Clueless, with "green" doorkids – Arrived with LA publicist and undisclosed celebrity (movie opened at #5 this past weekend) Monday night. Dead scene, virtually no one. Rudely not allowed entry by two nerdy kids who were "green" like they just got here from some obscure mid-western town, just woke-up look, trying hard to look like jaded LA-natives... when the publicist informed them of who it was, it was too late.... no more renovations needed, just get a clue Bar Marmont or shut down already...
surprisingly awesome menu! – Went in with some friends for the first time this week, didn't know what to expect, was dark and sultry atmosphere... the bartenders were super helpful and friendly but what I didn't expect was how great the food was! They have this tiny smoked trout potato appetizer that i can't stop thinking about... we started with those and some French cheese puffs that were pillows from heaven...we had to order a second round of em.. pretty much everything i ate i'm still thinking about and can't wait to go back..
Wonderful Spot...but get there early – After having a HORRIBLE dining experience at a different restaurant, my friends and I headed to Bar Marmont to hopefully save the evening and we were successful!!
We were greeted by a familiar face that was very accommodating and welcoming. We luckily found a group of women seated at the bar who were leaving and kindly offered up there seats, as well as their untouched cocktail!! We of course declined the drink...
The service was friendly and knowledgeable. The lady servers were dressed in cute, matching dresses and the decor reminded me of the Great Gatsby. And if you look for these things, there are purse hooks under the bar, which is not common in newer bars due to code.
The bar filled up at about 11:30pm which was when we were ready to go and avoided the crowd.
Newly reopened Hollywood hot spot creates the same sultry atmosphere, drawing celebrity moths to the flame. – In Short
The Chateau's decor is exquisite, with a bar bathed in red light, tables nestled beneath white lamps and pseudo monarch butterflies meticulously applied to the ceiling. A stuffed peacock is perched in a corner of the room, bearing witness to thousands of legendary meetings and Hollywood icons at play. Just as the neighboring Chateau Marmont hotel attracts some of the nation's best-known stars, Bar Marmont draws a top-shelf crowd. Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp and Lindsay Lohan have all spent evenings here.
Horrified – My worst LA dining experience ever. We were a table of 8, and half our food arrived, but the other half of our people were waiting on their food. Every 10 minutes, they would promise the other half. "It's on the way," they kept saying. Meanwhile, we saw other tables served items that were exactly the same items that we were waiting for. After 30 minutes, they admitted they had not yet started to make the missing food and did we still want it? Stunning. Then they offered to buy us our "second round," which consisted of 4 drinks. The bill arrived with the food we never received still on it. We suggested to the manager that his response was inadequate, but he wouldn't budge. On our way out, he made a sarcastic comment to us about how "nice" we were.
Depends on when you go..... – I've been here a few times and it seems to vary a lot. Last time I went, it wasn't that fun. Then again, there will always be cheesy people at bars and that's just life. There were a lot of people who just seemed like lame posers, but other times the crowd seems better. The drinks are very good, albeit a bit pricey- I think that well drinks are $9. I have to say that I love the ambience. It is dark, but not too dark and just has a cool vibe to it. It's quite small inside but it also has an outside area (mostly smokers). Overall, this place is not bad. I prefer it on weeknights when it has more of a mellow vibe than the "bridge and tunnel" weekend crowd. Side note, if you get valet and go somewhere else, they try to charge you $20.
worth the stop – unpretentious, chill place to grab pre-drinks with the right kind of crowd. the lychee martini was yummy - not too strong but yummy tasting, tho drink prices are up there. i love places like this!
Any night... – This little bar is a great one to hit up any night of the week. Its always a good vibe here. A friend and I went late on a tuesday night and had a good drink and some great conversation. I always seem to meet interesting folks here too... hmm....
Each time - someone famous – Given my pre-conception of what this place might be like - i was pleasantly suprised. I was expecting it to be pretentious - but it wasn't. The bouncers and bartenders were actually normal. Very diverse crowd too - obviously many good-looking people, but they didn't all look like wanna-be actors. Everytime i've been here i've seen someone famous so it's a great spot for star-sighting
Perfect – Great place to spend an evening. A nice quiet and dark lounge with wonderful food and drink.
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