Best Celebrity Hangout You Actually Can Get Into - 2011
For sure, Bar Marmont features plenty of wannabe and real-life starlets draped in haute-hippie couture most nights of the week. Sundays, however, tend to be sparsely populated and low-key. Could it be because the Sunday night special is buttermilk fried chicken with all the fixins? You know that's not in the diets of the typical waify crews, and besides, you can't be too fancy when you're eating with your fingers. Ask for extra napkins, however, because when DJ Rashida — Prince's tour DJ and one of the most overlooked spinstresses in the city — throws on her mix of funk, soul and house, you'll want to put your hands on someone on the dance floor. Whether you're seated in the cabana-like front entrance or the red-lit, Old Hollywood–reminiscent main room, a carefree air and nonchalant attitude prevail. It's your chance to live the glamorous life while avoiding typically snooty Sunset Strip stares. 8171 W. Sunset Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 650-0575, chateaumarmont.com/barmarmont.php.