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Sassafras Saloon

1233 Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-467-2800

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  • Daily 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Full bar
  • Valet Parking
A Savannah townhouse, deconstructed in Georgia and reconstructed in Hollywood, makes up the decor of this bar that aims to capture the spirit of the South. It's not quick or easy to get the attention of the bartenders, but once they turn their glowing attention towards you, it's hard to retain your frustration. And any lingering anxiety will melt away when the drinks come, particularly those of the barrel-aged variety. The vieux carré is deeply mellow and rich, and while a freshly-made sazerac is almost always superior, this barrel-aged version ain't bad. The peppercorn cobbler was perhaps a tad too sherry-heavy, but refreshing even so. There's also food to be had -- a nicely spiced but insanely salty jambalaya and a total mess of a dish that bills itself as boudin-stuffed sweet peppers.

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