4100 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002634.078405 -118.266770
Neighborhoods: Silver Lake, East LA
Housed in what used to be one of the more notorious gay bars in L.A. (Detour), is the 4100 Bar. It's cleaned up somewhat but the air of debauchery and spilled beer still lingers in the air. This is a cool bar with an edge, comfortable but never bougie. It's a nice place to end a night of drinking if you live in the neighborhood. It's popular with locals, gays, and an art crowd.
Horrible! Worst. Night. Ever. – This place was sweaty, crowded, and full of obnoxious people. You have to fight your way to the bar, past disgusting grab-handy frat-boy types and when you're finally served you have to fight your way back to a semi-open space against the wall. The music is earsplitting - don't bother trying to have a conversation, not that you'd want to talk to any of the arrogant jerks crowding the place anyway. Something awful has happened to the 4100.
Used to be really great – Something has happened to this place, I used to go here all the time, but it's become overcrowded with obnoxious people. I guess it was just a matter of time... sigh.
Swirling dragons and a massive Buddha--the Far East comes to this Eastside bar. – In Short
While 4100 isn't as sleek as their Hollywood lounge, it's just as hot. A red oblong bar sits in the middle of this spacious room, while hanging tapestries keep things cozy. Tables covered in intricate dragon patterns and black booths line one wall, while a bigger-than-life Buddha watches over the gay, straight and bi crowd. Corner couches provide the perfect spot for capturing your own dragon for the night. Just make sure to lean in for a good look--it's too dark in here to leave anything to risk.
What happened? – True, I haven't been to the 4100 Bar for a while, but used to go alot. The last time I was there (it was a Sunday, I think), it was busy, people were happy, drinking, singing and holding candles in the air! The bartender (Lori) was awesome, working the whole bar and having fun at the same time. Went in recently and I must say, things have changed dramatically...not for the better! Service was slow, the music was ear-splitting, and the scene was just that...a scene. Won't be frequenting this bar anymore; there are much better places in Silverlake to go! I'm sure it's great, though, if you just turned 21...
User review by charmschooldropout – This place is good for taking someone you want to make out with- they have couches in the back that are very poorly lit. Other than that - the music is so loud, you're yelling the whole time. Cool atmosphere though.
STOP GOING TO MY BAR!!!!! – The 4100 was a hidden treasure only known to the select few who contributed to the spirit of the "Best Bar Ever!" I still go there, but lately has been disapointing. If you arrive after 10 on a Saturday night, you'll have to circle around forever for parking and wait in line right next to the smokers. You'll push and shove your way through to the bar and anxiously wait for a refreshing beverage to realize it is last call and your night is over. Sure this is America and everyone has their rights, but at the 4100 it's a Barocracy! So please all abnoxious people who get drunk off of one Midiori Sour, think it's cool to give high fives to complete strangers and don't apologize after you've spilled your drink all over someone your trying to squeeze by....just don't even think about showing up.
this place used to be great – i'm not sure what happened to this place but, over the last couple of months, the cool locals who used to frequent this bar have been over-taken by wanna-be's and frat boy types. the bartenders are great - if you can ever get to them (you'll have to try and squeeze past the drunk fools that crowd the bar). note to the wise: saturdays are the absolute worst. time to find a new hangout - it's a damn shame.
Genie in a bottle!! – This is a wonderful place to lunge around in and soak up some drinks! The decor will make you feel as if you are trapped inside of a genie's bottle. Check out!
pretty sweet bar... – seating was hard to find because it was relatively crowded. as i left around 11pm there was a line outside. the crowd seems somewhat hollywood... as if everyone on the westside moved over to the eastside. service was great... bouncers up front were kind. only thing that bothered me a tad was that it was a little warm inside. all n all a pretty sweet bar.
One of My Favorite Silver Lake Bars – 4100 is one of my favorite bars in Silver Lake. Drinks are well priced for what you get and how stiff they're mixed. Street parking isn't a problem. And, the red interiors are just so cool and sexy. It gets packed Friday and Saturday nights but it's fun add to the crowd by being with a group of your friends. During the weeknights, it's relatively slow making it a great place to take your date to after dinner for some quiet conversation. The only drawback I ever find with this place is that on busy nights the 1 bathroom stall for the ladies is retarded.
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