The Burgundy Room

1621 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-465-7530
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The Burgundy Room

Lina Lecaro

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  • Daily 8pm-2am
Dark, loud, often cramped but always welcoming and laid-back, this enduring hole in the wall is everything a bar should be: the drinks are deadly and reasonably priced, the bartenders are either rough or superhot (sometimes both) and the crowd is rowdy but never in a scary way. No need for beer goggles in here, either; everyone looks doable in this dim light (strands of Christmas bulbs give it a sleazy but festive ambience). Those seriously on the make usually have more luck out front under the smoke clouds where much-beloved Burgundy doorman Torrance Jackson hangs and a view of disparate, circuslike happenings of Cahuenga can be absorbed.

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