When Cahuenga Corridor fave St. Felix Hollywood decided to open a little bar next door geared toward party-girl tastes, management smartly kept the femme touches subtle. The Powder Room always has a soft, pink-lit hue, but the atmosphere is stylish enough to appeal to both sexes with its glossy marble bar and baroque, mirror-smattered walls. But the real draw at the Powder Room is the cocktail program, a colorful assemblage of alcoholic indulgences that might seem “girly” when you look at them but possess potent and complex flavors for all palates. Take Cake or Death, a creamy, cherry-infused sipper with egg whites, gin and chartreuse; or the refreshing Mango Tango Jimador margarita. The gold-dusted “milkshake” with sweet liqueurs and Belgian chocolate got a lot of attention when Powder Room opened, but it's the basics and cool new craft cocktails that draw a gaggle of “girls night” gatherings, including the Monster Energy Women's Ultra Mixer, an evening of entertainment biz chicks who get together for media domination–driven mingling. Open Fridays and Saturdays only, it's also popular with couples seeking a nightcap and a sexy refuge from Cahuenga's chaos.
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