The West Hollywood bar scene seems to die if you travel east of Crescent Heights. So, Boulevard Lounge is a nice new attraction for us folks that don't want to hoof it all the way up to Sunset or west of La Cienega. The space is made all the more prime, in fact, by its sleek design. The open-air, wrap around porch is the posterchild for summertime happy hours and breezy evenings with friends. The skylights could use some cleaning, but tree trunks that have been allowed to grow up through the floor and on through the ceiling are whimsical and brilliant. If you go for drinks, which in my opinion is the big draw here, they have a great selection and daily specials. Meanwhile, their food menu is relaxed and reasonably priced, featuring twin burger stacks, grilled hot dogs and more upscale selections, like lemon salmon and steak. All that said, Boulevard Lounge is a place to chill with pals. If you're in a hurry or like your service on the attentive side--this ain't for you. The waiters and waitresses do look a little lost, the food takes an inordinate amount of time to prepare and no one seems to care in the slightest.
Pros: Happy Hour, Location
Cons: Unattentive and Slow Service