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M Bar

1253 Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-856-0036
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  • Sun-Tue 6:30pm-12am, Wed-Sat 6:30pm-2am
  • $$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
More performance space than a bar, M Bar is all about cabaret-style entertainment, hosting everything from burlesque nights to film screenings. Situated in a mini-mall on Fountain and Vine, it's easy to miss M Bar thanks to its unremarkable exterior. But step inside and prepare to be overwhelmed by the womblike décor, all plush red velvet, crimson leather booths and glowing candles on the tables. Arrive early to score a booth, and be prepared for a cover (usually $10 and up; performing artists receive all the cover) and a $10 food minimum, although the venue's owners often will let drinks count toward that. M Bar has been trying of late to rebrand itself as a supper club, and the dinner menu skews Italian, featuring a wide range of pastas and pizzas. Bottled beers (around $7) are an economical option compared with well drinks. This isn't a walk-around-and-chat kind of joint -- rather, patrons are expected to recline in their booths and soak up the entertainment over a meal. If you're lucky, someone might strike up a tune on the baby grand.

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