The folks behind Winston’s and the Dime have struck gold once more. The third joint in their so-called “hidden neighborhood gem” concept, the Crown Bar takes it to another level. Of course, not many neighborhood bars draw in Lindsay, Paris, and, you guessed it, Britney, but this is LA. Complete with a classic California-American bistro, circa 1940s Tinseltown, the Crown Bar serves finger-licking fare. The oval mahogany bar is the centerpiece here — topped with white marble — but the old school atmosphere doesn’t stop there. Dark wood walls; soft amber sconces and chandeliers; oversized, chesterfield banquets; and a lacquered terra cotta floor make the crowd swoon — not because some girl from The Hills just walked in. There’s a bit of attitude, but it’s not from the staff and it’s still manageable. The feel, the good food, and the DJ spinning (Samatha Ronson if you’re lucky) all come together to create a lounge that works for everyone, whether you’re rolling with a celebutante or not.
7321 Santa Monica Blvd. 323 882 6774