Cahuenga corridor has a classy new player in town: Grandpa Johnson's, inspired by the stylish grandfather of Johnny Zander, who debuts his first solo project in Hollywood after designing the likes of the Green Door, Teddy's, Hemingway's and Tropicana at the Roosevelt. A modern twist on the 1940's cocktail bar, lovely wood-paneled room features nine of the most talented bartenders in town, including Alex Strauss.
More on room: Zander takes cues from his grandpa's fashionable ways with luxurious accents, vintage light pieces, and swanky wall accents that draw heavily from Art Deco. So while satiating cocktail nerds at the bar (and maybe beer geeks too, with those fantastic taps), the scenesters can soak in sweet tunes emanating from a central DJ booth or hang out in one of those fancy mirrored alcoves. Hey, even art geeks can relish paintings by Amanda Demme (and eventually a rotating lineup of local art talent). Currently mixing drinks Monday to Saturday, 9 p.m. to late.
1638 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, CA
Monday to Saturday, open at 9 p.m.
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