Recommendation by Lemi
A speakeasy during the Prohibition era, Frolic Room is the oldest bar in Hollywood marked by its now-famous bright neon sign. Situated right beside the Pantages Theatre, the site became the after-party venue of the Academy Awards in 1949 to 1954. It was also occasionally used as a movie set for “The Black Dahlia” (2006), since it is said that aspiring actress Elizabeth Short (of whom the movie is about) was last seen alive in the tavern. Sit on one of Frolic Room’s red vinyl bar stools, just like actress Judy Garland (“Wizard of Oz,” 1939) and musician Frank Sinatra, and see photos of screen royalty (and a mural by Al Hirschfeld, famous celebrity caricaturist) on the walls. Shots and bottles of beer are the weapons of choice here, so pick your poison wisely.
6245 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA
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