1253 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9003834.094063 -118.327178
Neighborhoods: Hollywood, Central LA
M Bar is a pretty funny place! – I've been a few times, the food is decent enough, they pour a good drink, good service, nice staff and great decor. You kind of have to know what you are going there for as every night is different.
I can tell you that the Kickstand Comedy show there is great every time. Last Thursday of the month, no cover, free parking and no drink minimum (there is a $10.00 food purchase required...I recommend the Pizza!).
It's usually 5 or 6 comics telling funny stories, so not the same old stand up. Traci Swartz hosts and performs every week and the lineup changes every month. Last week Eddie Pepitone killed and the guy who hosts the Hollywood Podcast was pretty great as well.
Rock, Blues, Soul, & Funk with the BMF ALLSTARS- LIVE – Saturday, May 22 at 9:30pm until Sunday, May 23 at 12:30am
M BAR in HOLLYWOOD
1253 Vine Street/Corner of Fountain in Hollywood, CA 90038
CHRIS FARMER- Bass and Vocals (Beach Boys)
RICKY LEWIS- Guitar and Vocals
MARCOS REYES- Percussion (WAR)
JON GREATHOUSE- Keys and Vocals (Yamaha Groove Allstars)
LIONEL BARTON- Drums and Vocals
GREG LEON- Guitar and Vocals (Quiet Riot/Dokken)
ALINA Z- Vocals
LLOYD STOUT- Vocal, Guitar, Bass
Food Minimum: $10
For reservations call 323-856-0036 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 323-856-0036 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
CREAM, BEACH BOYS, BEETLES, JIMI HENDRIX, METERS, LITTLE FEAT, EAGLES, JAMES GANG, JOE COCKER, BAD COMPANY, JONNY LANG, WILD CHERRY, RARE EARTH, BILL WITHERS, IDES OF MARCH, THE BAND, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, CROSBY STILLS NASH YOUNG, STEVIE RAY VAUGHN
GREAT SHOW GREAT FOOD – I am always looking for a cool cabaret atmosphere in Los Angeles and it's not easy to find. M Bar has it. It's cozy with banquettes and red velvet a la old time Hollywood. I like to have cocktails and nibble and this is the place to do it. The drinks were great, but the little nibbly things on the menu were awesome. I had the chicken pizza which was so delicious and the calamari. My friend had pasta which he constantly raves about. What impressed me the most was the show. We saw this trio of comics called "The Qu**rs of Comedy" and let me tell you, they were hysterical. They showed video clips of them in their everyday life to introduce the audience to each one as he entered the stage. All three were very different from each other in appearence and in comic style yet the common thread among them works. I've called to find out if they perform there regularly and was told they do...go to M Bar and catch The Qu**rs of Comedy.
Fun Place - Waitstaff very welcoming and friendly – We had a salad with seared Ahi and a Pizza. The other person must have been there on a bad night because the Pizza was good. My boyfriend is a Pizza snob and he enjoyed it. They brought our food late and to make up for it they gave us free drinks & dessert. Karaoke on Tuesday night sounds fun - we'll be back!
Eclectic, Trendy and Entertaining – We found Cafe M to be delightfully entertaining and especially enjoyed Cashino and Comedy nights. The performers are extraordinarily gifted and talented professionals and the shows are impeccably professional. The food is delicious - the ribeye with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables is fantastic, my husband had the grilled salmon and our friends and son had the ravioli, Chicken Marsala, grilled shrimp with fettucini, and Chicken Rosemary, all delicious, and the service was excellent. Diverse entertainment is showcased nightly and we've enjoyed other entertainment on previous occasions, but you may prefer to ask who is featured for the night you plan to be there.
This hip Hollywood boite is more about the mood than the food. – The Scene
According to owner-actor Joe Reynolds, the "M" stands for music, martinis and mangia (Italian for "eat"). Enter through red velvet drapes to find a speakeasy-like interior dripping in dramatic red, from the vinyl booths to the server's micro-miniskirt. The crowd is eclectic and the mood is bohemian--low lighting, high artistic vibe.
The simple, casual Italian fare is almost an afterthought. Like the live performances on certain evenings, it ranges from inspiring to bland. The latter includes doughy pizzas with extras like prosciutto or artichokes added postmortem for texture, and so-so pastas. On the other hand, the scrumptious Roma tomatoes stuffed with a savory paste of garlic and anchovies and paired with tender chicken marsala in a luscious gravy, or baby-soft salmon in a mild curry sauce, deserve an encore. For dessert, try a chocolate chip-studded brownie or a smooth creme brulee.
SAVE YOURSELF, DON'T GO! – Oh goodness... we go to different spots every friday night and this was HANDS DOWN, the worst place i've ever been to. they don't tell you over the phone that there is a $10 cover charge just to eat dinner, once inside they were out of the first 3 items we tried to order (caprese salad, chicken fingers and skirt steak skewers) the server was irritated that we couldn't "decide" what we wanted and the show, was the most painful torturous thing you could ever subject anyone to. it was so loud and so much lack of talent and humor-- it was based on the will farrel/cheri oteri (who are funny) skit of the 7th grade music teachers. we all wanted to kill ourselves. PLEASE, do not subject yourself to this kind of torture. consider yourself warned! it really was beyond terrible. PAINFUL.
a bit of a disaster – OK, I'll hand it to them. It's a great idea. And the pizza is really good. But it's downhill from there. The environment is cheezy -- you can tell it was done on a budget. Once the music starts, it's impossible to talk, so you just stuff your face and hope the guest singers are good (I enjoyed the two that performed when I was there, but my friends found them unbarable and had to go outside because the volume was so loud). But, ugh, the burlesque show? I was expecting something really great and polished but instead it was like watching a few girls rehearsing for a racey high school talent show. They just can't coregraph themselves and ended up looking kind of silly. If you want to see girls in corsets, rent some porn from the 1830's, and if you want a cool burlesque show, rent Caberet.
M Bar Food Sucks – Don't go to this place for their food, and they should not be listed under the restaurant category.
They should just serve appetizers with their drinks. Their Pizza's are aweful, I ordered margerita which is usually safe to go, and it was aweful. Thier mushroom ravioli was so salty it was hard to eat.
The calamari for appetizers was nothing but hard core batter, very few meety parts.
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