nice bar, good drinks, great bartenders, great crowd, favorite seating spot, excellent local beer, good seat
Hardly a "friendly" place, so why bother?. This place could take a lesson from the Bigfoot Lodge, just around the corner. In a "local" bar, there's a need to treat patrons with a friendly face. The bouncers were rude to some of my friends visiting from Europe. Why would they need a jerk-club bouncer in a local hole anyway? The drinks were weak, the bartenders didn't even look up at us, but it was when the bouncers started fighting with eachother that we decided to leave. The social scene might be "cool" for fat thirty-somethings, but if you like the Palms in Vegas, or have ever partied in Ibiza, don't even bother to attempt to get a friendly local beer at this place.
Great ambience, good drinks. I love the bar with the stone wall behind it. I disagree with the last person claiming the drinks were watered down. It's a joke I have with my fiance when we over pour a drink at home to "just pretend we're at The Chalet." I prefer to come to this place earlier in the evening (at least before 10) so I can get a good seat at the bar. If you come too late you'll end up standing.
Watered Down Overpriced Drinks!. I recently moved to Eagle Rock and was looking forward to finding a new local watering hole. I've been to this place twice, each time with a different person, and we all agreed that the drinks are watered down. You will not get even a slight buzz off two mixed drinks. No value here at all. Crowd and ambience are okay, but who cares? I'm at a bar and I want a good drink. It fails my test.
Mountain resort vibe breezes through Eagle Rock's hipster watering hole..
This joint is more Mammoth Mountain than Sunset Boulevard. The subdued atmosphere keeps the lodge's hip factor low key, even though it's owned by the same folks behind 4100 Bar in Los Feliz and Daddy's in Hollywood. Some sleek L.A. touches stick out: A back-lit wall mosaic of river rock glows from behind the smooth, shiny candlelit bar running the length of the room. Clientele consisting of vintage clothing-clad artists and future filmmakers sip beers, discuss their screenplays and pump quarters into a jukebox.
Love It (Weekdays only). Even though i've moved further away, i still visit the Chalet every chance i get... on weekdays. It's always best to get there early to get a good seat and pick your soundtrack for the evening. The jukebox is so great though, that really anyone's music picks will entertain. On the weekends it's manageable if you get there early and claim some space, but if you get there late, you'll most likely stand pressed up against others all night. Also, the bartenders are really friendly and the drinks are stiff.
I love The Chalet. I have gone serveral times to The Chalet, everyone is awesome from the Door Man to the Bartenders. It's local and the people there are down to earth, nothing like old town pasadena!! I would highly recommend this place, keep in mind it is a small place so it does get full fast!!
Always a winner. I have been here a few times and of all the times I've gone it's been a great place to mingle. The theme is basically like Bigfoot Lodge but in a ski lodge instead. The have very roomy booths with sheek seating. The jukebox is gotta be one of the top 3 reasons to stop by this place. It basically rocks, you can hear anything from Lou Reed, Barry White, Stone Roses, YYY, to James Brown?! This is a really fun place to go to mingle, meet friends (then grab some pizza next door, very delicious & authentic) or just shoot the breeze whiile watching the crowd. I will def be here for my bday saving a booth for my buddies!
Looks are deceiving.... So the outside of this place wasn't that great or the parking, but it was a pretty cool place to hang out. I was there this past Friday night and yes it was busy, but I got there @ about 9:30 to walk in to a perfect seating spot for 4. The drinks were cheap, but there weren't enough bartenders to help out. All in all the music was great if your into The Killers, Radiohead, Strokes, The Bravery and such other bands. By the way...they have Pyramid Hef for all of you beer drinkers. I would definitely go again. littlecaesars13.
LOVE IT!. MY GIRLS AND I FREQUENT THIS SPOT ALL THE TIME! COLLEEN AND HANNAH (BARTENDERS) ARE GREAT... CLAY IS AWESOME TOO.. SWEETEST GUY EVER! EVERYONE THAT GOES THERE IS SUPER FRIENDLY... PEOPLE RANGE IN AGE SO THAT'S ALWAYS A GOOD THING!
Ever wondered what a Sardine felt like?. I've been to this establishment several times in the course of my illustrious life. The last time of which wasn't too pleasant. Not that there was anything particularly wrong. I'm just not too fond of being smothered by groups of guys conversing about their work days, as a few scattered thirty something females frolick amongst the patrons with a glimmer of hope that this is the night they find little Stevie a father. Last time I was here I left with my buds to go to a place that had a better male/female ratio. Never been during a weekday. But my chums tell me this is the time to go if you wish to relax. (As seating is quite scarce on a Fri/Sat) Nevertheless the staff here is quite jolly. Tis not a bad place, for what it is. Don't let my mediocre opinion sway you. Give it a try.
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