Hemingway's Lounge

6356 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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  • Tue-Fri 9pm-2am, Sat 10pm-2am
  • $$$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
Hemingway's Lounge in Hollywood is the sort of place the writer himself might have approved of, on certain nights. Hardcover novels run along the walls where they meet the ornate ceiling, and a host of typewriters run flush above the DJ booth. Yes, we said “DJ booth” – and no, Hemingway likely wouldn't have loved the weekend sounds that pulse from the Lounge, which is rife with banging dance hall classics and ultra-pop newcomers. Nor might he have approved of the crowd, piled in with close-cropped young men and fake-literary clubettes fawning over the thousands of stacked books in the main room. Still, Papa wouldn't have shied from a cocktail or three, especially the lip-curling Old Man and the Sea option, while fitting into one of the plush red booths on a quieter weeknight.

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