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Boardner's

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1652 N Cherokee Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
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(323) 462-9621
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Best

This place is just the place im looking for when i want to drowned my sorrows in a plethora of booze and beer. warm atmosphere greta mix of people and good selection of beer

Worst

The person who wrote the glowing review probably works there. The drinks were not that strong and they were overpriced. Yeah, the decor's nice, but that's where your money's going...

My kind of spot! 7/14/2011

This place is just the place im looking for when i want to drowned my sorrows in a plethora of booze and beer. warm atmosphere greta mix of people and good selection of beer more

Awful place now!!!! My friends and I refuse to go anymore. 9/30/2010

If you like security guards that beat up on kids half their size, kick people out for no reason, rude bartenders and your credit card to be overcharged when you buy drinks, this is the place for all that. My friends and I gave this place a chance for a while but NO MORE. After one friend got kicked out by security for no reason and 2 of us got our credit card overcharged, WE ARE DONE WITH THIS PLACE! AVOID this dying dump and do yourself a favor! more

Bar Sinister: Saturdays 7/22/2010

If you're looking for a eclectic dark music club on a Saturday night this is it. The music is really diverse as are the people. Lots of gogo dancers & there's usually a live band or 2 that can be hit or miss, but the djs spin a great mix of everything you'd expect to hear. Industrial, Goth, Rock, Electronic, etc.. There's also fetish performances upstairs if you like that stuff. Monday nights are Blue Mondays:80s/New Wave & Wednesday nights are Club Moscow: Indie Pros: Great Music, friendly people Cons: some of the live bands more

August 13th Kabinet Theater 8/1/2009

Musty closets. Uneven bookshelves. Back end cupboards. These are the places of the hidden, the ignored and the forgotten. But to the knowing and the curious, these are the places of the lost, the secret and the magic. Unlikely places where the unlikely can happen... On August 13th, The Wandering Marionettes invite you to unlock... THE KABINET THEATRE An evening of eclectic electronic, avant pop and dark artistry. Presenting The Sounds Of: WELDER downtempo/trip-hop/idm (ancestor, nativestate, cyberset, weldersounds) ELIZA RICKMAN songstress/toy pianist (elizarickman) SEDA hip-hop/idm (myspace /sedaonthedecks} PUMPKIN downtempo/dub-tech-house (pocketunderground, cirque berzerk, wanderingmarionettes dot net) With Performances By: THE WANDERING MARIONETTES dance macabre/acrobatics/dark atmosphere (cirque berzerk, wanderingmarionettes dot net) Thursday, August 13, 2009 1652 N. Cherokee Ave Hollywood, CA 10pm-2am 21&up Limited Capacity $15 presale | $20 door Tickets & Info wanderingmarionettes dot net Pros: great event coming up more

Decent Club, Rude Service, Closed Really Early 1/5/2009

re: Club Moscow Pros: Popular, hip, good music, good atmosphere Cons: Steep cover charge ($20), they need to stay open later, rude service though it might've been our own fault more

the Rudest Bartender Ever! 12/1/2008

The music is great, the people are awesome, the club itself is one of a kind.... my only complaint would be the evil bartender lady. When I went there last night I asked her for a glass of water and when she handed it to me she said it was $1. I asked my friend if she had a dollar on her cus I had no cash on me and she couldn't find her $20 bill. We told the bartender that we would get the dollar from my other friend, and I stayed there with the drink while my friend went to get the money, as soon as she saw my friend leave, she grabbed the water out of my hand and told me, ""I'll hold this for you 'till you come back with the money"". My friend and I couldn't believe it! We were shocked that she would actually do that for a glass of water. We weren't trying to pull a fast one, we were really gonna get the money, yes, a whole dollar for a glass of water! Since I've been going there for the last 4 years, I've noticed she always tends to charge girls more for their drinks than the guys. My friend told me she went there about 5 months ago and that same lady, the only one that's always there, over-charged her credit card by $20! , more

LA's hidden Jewel 5/17/2007

It is not easy to find if you don't know where to look but this place is one of my fav. bars in LA, it is cozy and has a great mix of customers who are always friendly and easy to strike up a convorsation with. The bartenders are personable and whip out hillarious jokes and banter. Any night is a good night here but I esp. love Thursdays. Pros: chill atmosphere, great service, even the door guy is cool! Cons: i'll get back to you on this one more

MEDIOCRE EXPERIENCE 4/10/2007

THE PLACE WAS EASY ENOUGH TO FIND ALTHOUGH ITS NOT VISIBLE FROM THE MAIN STREET. I HAD TO PAY $15 SELF PARK IN SOME ALLEY. THE CLUB WAS PRETTY PACKED THE NIGHT I WENT BUT THE UPSTAIRS LOUNGE WAS BADLY AIR CONDITIONED. THE OUTSIDE PATIO AND STAGE WAS THE MORE FAVORED PLACE TO SOCIALIZE. THE HUGE CANDLE FOUNTAIN WAS A NICE TOUCH. CROWD WAS MIXED WITH THE TYPICAL GOODLOOKING HOLLYWOOD CROWD AND ANNOYING GUYS THAT CANT TAKE A HINT. THE BARTENDER I WENT TO IGNORED ME FOR A WHILE AND WAS RUDE ONCE SHE ACTUALLY GOT TO ME. (NO TIP FOR YOU) I DID LIKE HOW THEY HAD LIVE BANDS THOUGH. ALL IN ALL, BOARDNERS WOULDNT BE MY FIRST CHOICE TO GO BACK TO. Pros: CANDLE LIT FOUNTAIN, LIVE BANDS Cons: EXPENSIVE SELF PARK, BARTENDER'S SERVICE more

Live Band Karaoke 11/30/2006

Thursday's you can get on stage and sing with there house Karaoke Band.. No cover charge. There were some really good singers and a few who just thought they were great. Either way it's the best karaoke thing I've ever seen. more

This place is HOT!! 8/29/2006

Ive been going to boardners for a while now and i find it to be a lot of fun. I like the patio, the music and the vibe that place brings. There are a lot of breezies!!!!! more

Best little secret in Hollywood 8/15/2006

I work in Hollywood and stop by often for drinks and some food. The food is delicious. The bar has a great look to it. ANYONE can feel comfortable there. Some of the old Boardner crowd (ie the Hollywood Drunks and Barflys) still come in but they are subdued. It is a fun, relaxing place to be. more

the review below is a plant 6/5/2006

The person who wrote the glowing review probably works there. The drinks were not that strong and they were overpriced. Yeah, the decor's nice, but that's where your money's going. Bring back the old Boardners! Cons: overpriced drinks, bad service more

User review by bigblonde 4/25/2006

I have been coming to Boardner's for years and I think it's better than ever. It has the same downhome Hollywood dive bar feel with a much improved charming oldstyle Hollywood look (with modern touches). The customers are quite a mix, the bartenders are all great, the food is de-lish, the drinks are strong, and the juke box is cool. The oldest bar in Hollywood is alive and well, day and night. Pros: Friendly, Inexpensive more

My favorite bar in Hollywood! 5/10/2005

Sometimes, you don't feel like braving a huge crowd of hipsters just to have a drink. That'd why Boardners is my favorite bar. Monday nights are the best night to go because they have $3 martinis, gimlets, and manhattans. There is always pleanty of room to bring out lots of your friends and play poker, scrabble, or what have you. Happy Hours are amazing as well because you can get $3 well drinks and hang out with elderly people who are watching the game. Out back, there is a patio that is really spacious with lots of tables. It's a really nice place to smoke or talk to your date. Pros: cheap, awesome bartenders, not full of hipsters Cons: parking sometimes more

Old Friendly Hollywood 12/12/2004

Stopped in for the first time with the wife for a few drinks after an early dinner at Musso & Frank's. The place is big, comfortable and friendly. Being early, the bar was filled will ""regulars"" having a good time. We chatted with them and the bartender and felt right at home. The place was starting to fill up as we were leaving, and I bet it would get hopping later. I'll definitely be back. Oh and BTW - Bottled beer at $3 in Hollywood gets a two thumbs up!!!! Pros: Patio, Cozy, Friendly more

Old school joint w/Sunset Strip prices 12/3/2002

Pretty cool ""dive"" bar located right off Hollywood Blvd. My major complaint is that citysearch says the drinks are cheap...this couldn't be farther from the truth. Drinks are just as much as on The Strip...for a beer and a mixed drink it ran me $13! At a Dive Bar?? That's a little steep in my opinion...I might as well just drink with the pretty people at Daddys or The Well or 3 of Clubs. Pros: cools atmosphere, not on the strip Cons: expensive, service sucks more

oh well, so much for this place 7/19/2002

i used to love the idea of boardners, old hollywood dive, friendly staff, unique atmosphere. i brought some friends there from out of the country and we got there at 1:30, they served us our drinks and the minute we started drinking it they tried to throw us out. by 1:35 the doorman was threatening us with violence if we didn't leave. shortly afterwards he snatched the drink out of my friends mouth (as he was trying to drink up) and threatened us again. i'm totally understanding of barstaff trying to clear out customers, i know what a problem it must be, but i think boardners handles it especially rudely and inapproppriately. the bartender wasn't at all interested either, why sell us the drink if you want us gone before we've even had a chance to drink it? won't bother coming back here, very rude staff. more

""the bar is a beautiful place"" 6/26/2002

boardners is a great place to have a drink with friends. and that's all you need to know. decent jukebox. ryan adams sings about this place. (minor point of interest i realize) Pros: good location, good prices more

Pleasently Surprised 6/9/2002

Based on everything I'd heard about this place, I was expecting it to be much more of a dive. Yet, I was pleasantly surprised to find comfortable bar stools, spacious booths and a delightful crowd. The drinks lived up to their near mythological potency, though they weren't that cheap ($7.50 for an Absolute Screwdriver). Get there early to stake out seating; it gets insanely busy during the wee hours on weekends. Parking can be a difficult task, but there are paid lots close by. Pros: strong drinks Cons: weekend crowds more

boardner's is for drinkin, use it. 5/12/2002

""The problem with drinking in Hollywood is having to put up with all the wannabe,fake,look at me,types who go out to be seen rather than let their hair down & have fun,this doesn't apply to Boardners"" Pros: good people, good drinks more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    Boardner's itself hasn't changed much over the last 70 years, its ambience long defined by classic red Naugahyde booths and a long bar; in the modern era, by its large,...

  • 11/14/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Lounge: Mon - Thu, 5pm - 2am; Fri - Sun, 4pm - 2am. Kitchen: Mon - Thu, 5pm - midnight; Fri - Sun, 4pm - 1am
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central LA, Hollywood

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