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Frolic Room

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Address: 6245 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
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+1 213-462-5890
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Although this bar may appear shabby upon initial glance, this legendary...

Although this bar may appear shabby upon initial glance, this legendary dive attracts occasional celebrities among its many patrons.

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Wow truly wow even decades later

This is actually the last authentic place left to drink on Hollywood Boulevard, a legendary speakeasy with neon and caricatures on the walls. With characters drinking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Steven M
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is actually the last authentic place left to drink on Hollywood Boulevard, a legendary speakeasy with neon and caricatures on the walls. With characters drinking elbow-to-elbow and the famous Panteges theater next door. Outside drug-addled teenagers and homeless wander down the street hobnobbing (OK, panhandling) with tourists... whereas in here you've got the classic speakeasy respite with legendary murder... More 

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Hesperia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Was in Hollywood to purchase tickets at the Pantages Theater and we decided to stop in for a gin and tonic....I have been here in the area numerous times and had never been in this bar. It is small, a little dark, clean and comfortable. You can tell it's been there a long time and that it was most likely... More 

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Bako
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Step off the path and enjoy! If you are walking down Hollywood Blvd and needing to escape the glitz and glam of the stars and needing something besides pop music blazing at your ears, stop for s drink in the Frolic Room. Upon entering your ears will be welcomed with the sounds of either classic metal, fantastic rock, or something... More 

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bradford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Called in here after reading the good reviews on trip advisor. Great bar. Nice vibe. Ordered a pint of beer plus gin cocktail . Game to 9 dollars. Cheapest drinks so far on our holiday. Well worth a visit.

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Thank mbellamy71
Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

The Frolic Room has been around for ages. Pictures on the walls tell the story of who has visited this dive bar located just half a block past Vine on Hollywood Boulevard. The bartenders are friendly. The drinks are inexpensive. Jukebox is great. It is a place to stop and sip a cool cocktail or beer on a hot day.

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Thank Karen R
Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Who used to drink at the Frolic Room in Hollywood? Who didn't?? From Frank Sinatra to Orson Welles, this bar has hosted more of Hollywood's stars than it can probably keep track of. The first thing you need to know is that Hollywood Boulevard as it is known today isn't the Hollywood Boulevard that was known in the 1940s and... More 

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

A nice atmosphere, a kurt bartender and some old tunes make this place a gem which is stuck in between a bunch of trendy over priced tourist traps.

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Thank Jack R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a local dive and we found it. Great low key vibe. Service and prices are on point. Great place to hang out.

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Thank Sarah P
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

I visited the Frolic Room bar in April 2015, with some friends. We all enjoyed having a drink in one of the oldest bars in Hollywood. The Frolic Room is located on Hollywood Blvd, next door to the Pantages theater and across the street from the Red Line Metro Subway stop. The bar is very small, old school decor, and... More 

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Thank SNAFU23
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

One of the oldest remaining bars in Los Angeles, Frolic Room stays true to dive bar status. Drinks are cheap and strong! If you're looking for a nightcap or a nip before the theater, then this is the choice!

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