Unlike chemists, chefs perform their toughest tasks in open-air situations and exclusively use taste tests to prove their results. Savor culinary synthesis with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of contemporary fare and drinks at The Bungalow Club in Hollywood.
Filled with modern bohemian decor, The Bungalow Club both relaxes and replenishes diners with its soothing libations and inventive fare created by chef Sean Poplar. Gregarious gourmands share inventive small plates such as chutney bruschetta topped with carmelized fennel and goat cheese ($8) or TBC hummus ($11) served with teriyaki mushrooms and hot pita as hummus-to-mouth media. A spread of sushi selections calms aquatic appetites with caterpillar rolls, a chrysalis of avocado and rice protecting shrimp tempura and cucumber ($13), and other grain-bound creations. Entrees cap off foodie frolics with pan-roasted free-range chicken served with au jus herb chips ($17), and the Trios Pistoles ale braise ($17), braised beef cheeks resting on a bed of mushroom risotto, with a blackberry demi saucy enough to make a libertine blush. Refresh taste buds between bites and pauses in conversation with specialty martinis ($10), available in more than 20 styles including cucumber, creamsicle, or key-lime pie. Draft devotees can quaff a pint of North Coast Scrimshaw pilsner ($6) or one of the 10 other draft selections, and oenophiles wind down with sips of Irony merlot ($9) at the massive bar surrounded by zebra-print stools.
Two stories of indoor and outdoor lounge areas soothe patrons in the warm glow of candles, soft light fixtures, and ex-con fireflies working off their debt to society. Inside, tapestries, golden tassels, and pillowy seats create a Moroccan-style ambience. The open-air patio facilitates al fresco lounging at rows of cloth-covered tables or in private bungalow booths, intimately chic sites for a friendly drink, romantic meal, or undisturbed game of Baccarat with a charming secret agent.
7174 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90046Get Directions