Located on Hollywood’s Cahuenga Boulevard, right next to The Outpost and a couple doors down from Kitchen 24, The Room is a small and exceedingly dark lounge that’s perfect for drinking and dancing with friends. With a bass-y mix of R&B and old-school hip hop coming from the speakers, plus a small VIP section for select patrons interested in the couches and bottle service, The Room is less crowded than some of the nearby megaclubs, but doesn’t lack much for ambiance. Plus, the drinks aren’t bad, thanks to a wide bar that offers top shelf selections. A Perfect Manhattan features rye whiskey, dry white vermouth, carpano punt e mes, orange and angostura bitters and lemon oil, while the Derby comes with bourbon whiskey, orange curacao, fresh lime juice and sweet vermouth. Drinks are even reasonably priced, to match the cheap $5 cover.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? We offer awesome wines in an elegant, yet relaxed setting; perfect for first dates, happy-hour wine tasting, or just catching up with friends.
Of the products you sell, which are your favorites? You can't beat our wines! We also offer cheese and charcuterie plates, as well as chocolate.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? We obviously have a lot of passion for wine. Showing people our different wines from the major grape-producing regions of California is very rewarding for us. We like to have a glass of wine and chat, so why not make that our career?
What do you love most about your job? We love meeting new people and teaching people about wine. Hearing the stories that people tell make no two days the same. Making people happy with good wine is also very rewarding.
At Vampire Lounge & Tasting Room, visitors sip vampire-themed pours such as the Chateau de Vampire Rouseanne and Dracula Syrah from the bar's namesake winery, Vampire Vineyards. Its moniker originated from its ties to Transylvania back in the '90s, but even now that its a purely Napa Valley operation, the name still fits. The Vampire Lounge menu also features imported sparkling wines from Je T'aime, as well as bittersweet chocolates, Vampire espresso, and fine teas.