Frolic Room

6245 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-462-5890
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  • Daily 11am-2am
This classic dive bar on Hollywood Boulevard has a long and grand history that belies its small size. Adjoining the venerable Pantages Theater and in business for more than seven decades, the Frolic Room pulls in a diverse mix of theatergoers attending plays next door, sports fanatics, tourists, rock & rollers and, later in the evening, hard-drinking regulars. Colorful murals of movie stars on the walls attest to the bar's early Tinseltown glamor, and the iconic joint has been featured in such films as The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential. The Omaha band 311 commemorated it in their 2005 song "Frolic Room," and the dive's "badass" jukebox is widely recognized for its pleasing array of old-school hits and standards. Amid all of the upscale bars along the newly revitalized Hollywood Boulevard, the Frolic Room retains its classic, low-key ambiance. Full bar. Street parking. Ages 21 & over.