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Nic’s Beverly Hills Stops Stirring Martinis As of New Years Eve

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A near 20 year icon turns off the lights

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Nic’s Beverly Hills
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

A true Beverly Hills legend is moving on to greener pastures, says the LA Times, as the long-running Nic’s on North Canon Drive will end its nearly two-decade run on New Years Eve.

Folks who know Nic’s Beverly Hills have come to love the place for its surprisingly fun and quirky atmosphere, a nice break from the sometimes stoic dining options in Beverly Hills otherwise. The place had legions of local fans who would crowd the dining room on busy nights to drown themselves in seafood and live music.

Perhaps the most intriguing part of Larry Nicola’s 19 year old restaurant, though, was their icy back room where guests could don fur coats and sip luxury vodkas. A popular schtick, particularly in the more touristy parts of more popular European cities, the so-called Vodbox made for a loose evening out in often uptight Beverly Hills.

According to an email from the restaurant, the final night of service for Nic’s will be New Years Eve.

Nic's Martini Lounge

453 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 550-5707 Visit Website