$20 for $40 Worth of Savory Bites and Inventive Sips at Essex Public House

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Sea cucumbers, the camels of the ocean, have the fantastic ability to survive for up to half a year without water. Wet your own whistle and fill up for the long journey to breakfast with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of savory eats, mighty microbrews, inventive cocktails, and more at Essex Public House in Hollywood.

Soak up the solid surroundings before perusing the equally solid menu. Start the feastivities with three mini sirloin sliders ($8), house-cut garlic and parsley fries ($5 for small), and a fighting pint of Stone Brewing Co.'s Arrogant Bastard ($5). Those with an itching appetite can dive straight into larger bites. Equip yourself with a house sirloin burger ($11) or order of chicken and biscuits ($16).

Mix and match bourgeois and proletariat with a lemony champagne daiquiri ($11) and a deep-fried Twinkie (two for $7), or descend into realms uncharted with one of four beer cocktails, including the espresso-stout float with three scoops of vanilla-bean ice cream ($12) and the ginger and crème-de-cassis-liqueured Hoegaarden white ale ($11).

The so-slick-you-could-fall interior boasts all the offerings of a sports bar, with a refined Midas touch. Beneath the cathedral-dwarfing ceiling lies an array of shimmering flat-screens attuned to the latest sports (shark jousting, etc.) alongside shiny metal fixtures juxtaposed against exposed brick. The friendly servers are happy to fill a frothy glass with one of 20 on-tap brews, among a variety of other succulent sips.

Reviews

The Los Angeles Times, LA.com, and Thrillist have reviewed or featured Essex Public House:

  • …Essex offers all the people-watching benefits of a regular Tinseltown haunt, without bringing the freakish aspects inside. – Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
  • The high-ceilinged, brick-walled bar with a separate casual dining room has already become a neighborhood hangout for the Hollywood Hills crowd, and it's no wonder, thanks to bustling curb appeal, warm service, and all the sports you can watch on the bar's six flatscreens. – Eric Rosen, LA.com
  • Some classic combos never grow tired, like the fat dude/skinny sidekick formula that produced comic genius from Laurel & Hardy, Farley & Spade, and Siskel & Ebert. For the timeless combo of great beer and great food, check out Essex Public House. – Thrillist

Yelpers give Essex Public House 3.5 stars, and 89% of Urbanspooners like it.

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    Hollywood

    6683 Hollywood Blvd.

    Hollywood, California 90028

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In a Nutshell

  • 20 beers on tap
  • Inventive cocktails
  • Tasty, creative fare
  • Laid-back, casual ambience

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 21st, 2010. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with happy hour or other offers. Must be 21 or older after 11PM. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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