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Cha Cha Lounge

2375 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
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Cha Cha Lounge

Cha Cha Lounge


  • Daily 5pm-2am
  • Full bar
  • ATM
  • Street Parking
This tacky Mexicali spot took over Le Bar, a Latin drag queen hangout in 2005, and it's been the casa of choice for Silver Lake's too-cool-to-shampoo scene ever since. A life-size painting of Willie Nelson greets patrons near the bar, where, under a thatch hut roof, the bartenders (most are in bands) pour your poison and pick the tunes (LPs, most nights, natch). Happy Hour weeknights are about the three B's: Boho garb, Beer (Pabst Blue Ribbon on tap), and Bikes stacked out front (a popular mode of transportation for regulars). Sombreros and streamers, photo murals and tabletops emblazoned with portraits of the trannies who used to perform there, make Cha Cha (sister to Seattle's hipster bar) festive yet chaotic, an ironic environment beloved by twentysomething locals and slackers. Expect a line outside on weekends.

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