Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Big Bar

1929 Hillhurst Ave. Send to Phone
323-644-0100 | Menu
Los Feliz’ little bar serves up sophisticated cocktails and bar bites amid a hip neighborhood crowd and vintage Craftsman stylings.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch & Dinner daily

* Click here for rating key

Dining room at Big Bar, Los Angeles, CA

Big Bar Restaurant Review

: The Alcove café and bakery has long been a favorite of hipster Los Feliz, and adding a little vintage bar to this charming 1916 Craftsman bungalow space completes it. The long marble bar is adorned with gleaming Deco-era bartender tools and offers a separate menu. Here, there’s no waiting in line to order, and the entire Alcove menu is available; conversely, if you want to sit on the rustic see-and-be-seen patio, cocktails are also served there. An expansive list of handcrafted drinks was created by mixologist Juan Sevilla, formerly of Edison and Soho House, but if he’s not the one making them the results may vary. The "L.A. cocktail" offers a pleasing synergy with its Buffalo Trace bourbon, sweet vermouth, lemon, egg and nutmeg; the "New Brunswick"---Famous Grouse scotch, maple syrup and lemon---does not. The selection of craft beers and West Coast boutique wines is interesting and moderately priced. The bar menu is small, select and delightful. We recommend the juicy trio of lamb sliders topped with kalamata tapenade and goat cheese. Savory mini crab cakes are emboldened with chipotle aïoli, and irresistible deep-fried artichokes come hot, light and crisp.

User Ratings & Reviews for Big Bar
GAYOT has uncovered the best restaurants in (and around) Los Angeles for you to enjoy right now
Top 25 Restaurants in Los Angeles to Eat at Right Now

Whether you want a spicy date night on the town or a laidback lunch with the fam, GAYOT has you covered with the best restaurants in Los Angeles (and beyond).

Read more


Check out the 2015 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the US and more.