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Choose Between Two Options
- $16 for $30 worth of specialty cocktails and beer
- $60 for $100 worth of specialty cocktails and beer for parties of six or more, with a table reservation included
The cocktail menu abounds with muddled signature drinks, from the Metropolitan—Absolut, sugar cubes, raspberries, and lemonade—to the maple julep, which mixes maple syrup and mint leaves with bourbon. The Parlour Martini is forever priced at $5 and consists of house gin with dry vermouth. If you'd prefer to sip a beer, there's Schlitz, Amstel Light, and Old Speckled Hen on the list.
The Parlour Room of Hollywood
As the owner of seven bars in California, Craig Trager has worked with his share of bartenders, but he evaluates them all based on one simple criterion. "If you're not learning the regulars' names, you're out," he told the Los Angeles Times. It's this devotion to easy conversation—inspired by Cheers and similar settings—that make Trager's venues at once welcoming and luxurious. The Parlour Room of Hollywood is no exception. Its antique chandeliers illuminate a lounge covered in emerald and gold wallpaper, whose baroque patterns match the green couches and ottomans below. A wide mirror hangs in a florid golden frame across from the bar, reflecting the complex machinations that take place behind the counter.
There, the Parlour Room's mixologists illustrate their expertise in multitasking. They chat with patrons as they muddle maple juleps, which are made from a signature blend of whiskey, mint leaves, and maple syrup. Fruits star in multiple drinks, from the raspberries in the sugar cube-sweetened Metropolitan to the black cherry flavors in the menu's modified Manhattan. Those in search of more savory sips order the Parlour Martini, which always sells for $5, even if you find a pearl inside your olive.
I'm particular about my margaritas, the bartender made ours from scratch with fresh juices and they were strong for $8. You can't beat thatSara F., Yelp, 2/16/13
a refined watering hole blending an appreciation for the old neighborhood ... with a tip of the hat to its Tinseltown rootsDailyCandy, 6/16/10