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The arsenal is west L. A. 'S PRE eminent BAR offering food. Classic cocktails. Spirits and TAP beers to an eclectic MIX of local WESTSIDE patrons. Sitting AT the gateway of the pico corridor (on the corner of pico and Bundy Blvd. ). The arsenal is proud to serve AS ONE of the first bars to the pico Area’s booming social scene.
Hours

Regular Hours

SunClosed

Extra Phones

Phone: (310) 479-9782

Services/Products
American cuisine. Craft cocktails. Craft beers. Well drinks. Draft beer. Bottled beer. Music. Entertainment.
Payment method
visa, amex, mastercard, all major credit cards, discover
Price Range
$$
Neighborhood
West Los Angeles
Amenities
Outdoor Seating, Free Wi-Fi, Television
AKA

Arsenal Bar

Arsenal, The

Categories
Cocktail Lounges, American Restaurants, Bars, Sports Bars, Taverns, Night Clubs, Bar & Grills, Restaurants, Tapas
Other Information

Parking: Street, Valet

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: American, Tapas, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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Frank Aiello

10/10/2011

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Overall
Great Happy Hour Food and Drinks

We went to The Arsenal Bar for dinner and we were not disappointed. The restaurant was very clean, and open. We chose not to sit in the outside seating area, and instead sat inside.

The service was good and the food was better. Tasty burgers and strong martinis. I know, I know- not the ideal combination, but I couldn't resist. Because it was Sunday, we missed the Monday Night Football, but hey- that's the perfect excuse to go back- as if I really need one ;-)

littletree323

07/18/2011

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Outstanding happy hour specials!

We tried The Arsenal with friends for their Carmageddon specials and couldn't have been more pleased with the cheaper than fast food but high quality happy hour menu. The service was outstanding with a sexy and cozy atmosphere. We will be back.

LAFoodGod

12/01/2010

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Mac & Cheese Fries... I shouldn't have to say anything else

They have Mac & Cheese Fries... Really? And Mac & Cheese Pizza. That's what my friends and I thought when we saw it. What crazy evil foodie genius thought of this? The fries are crisscut fries, topped with amazing creamy mac and cheese then apple cider bacon and tomatoes. It might just be the perfect food.

The burgers are solid also. I really like the Modern Burger with Burrata Cheese.
My friends loved the chicken sliders, especially cause each one of the three were different, one bbq, one cobb and one hot wing style.

They have great beers Allagash Curioux for only $10, $8 at Happy Hour and a great Tequila and Whiskey Selection.'m definitely going back soon. This is definitely a spot that my co-workers would love for happy hour.

ngath

10/28/2010

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You Can't Spell ""Arsenal"" without ""Arse""

i'd give half a star if they would let me - may not even be worth the half star I'd be willing to give it. whatever they were trying to accomplish with the New Look at 1950s Prices promotion, they failed - and lost a loyal customer in the process. the promo was only 4 nights long, and at my 7:30 seating for night 4, I was told that they'd run out of practically everything on the menu, including the steaks we ordered - yet they wouldn't budge on their ""only one item per customer"" rule. hey, if you're out of steak, would it kill you to let me get a burger AND a grilled cheese? the waitress couldn't have been less gracious. other flaws included telling me the menu ""lied"" about a champagne split (I was given only one short-poured glass), taking 92 minutes (!) to get us our burgers, and not even asking whether we wanted more water (we did). the coup de grace was on our way out watching someone who'd been seated an hour after us get served a steak - after our steak orders had been forcibly changed 20 mins after being taken. I regret to inform you that The Arsenal sucks - and the new copy-of-The-Viceroy interior won't matter.

DianaTakesaBite

02/20/2010

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Overall
Fine, I guess...

There's nothing inherently wrong with the Arsenal, a classic Westside hang that serves up strong cocktails like the Grasshopper with chocolate vodka and creme de menthe and Pompomtini with pomegranate vodka and pom juice. Drinks are good. There is no line to get in. There are even places to sit if one so desires. It's fine. Okay. But not a destination spot -- especially if you prefer a smoke-free environment when attempting to get some ""fresh air"" on the patio...

Goodtimes3

07/09/2009

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Awesome Local Bar!

Low Key, Right around the corner from my place, awesome bartenders, good music & good crowd! Overall a goodtime everytime I go to The Arsenal!

HighFive

05/04/2009

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Love this place!

I always have fun when I come here. It's close to my apartment, they have a great happy hour, play good music, have a large patio area and I love the bartender, Paul.

The Arsenal is always our default bar & I am proud to call myself a regular. =)

HollyCedar

03/22/2009

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Great spot to hang or meet with friends

I have fun whenever I come here with the girls. OMG try the Kobe burger or FIlet, mouth watering! Try their aplle martinis, the best i've ever had. It's a very fun atmosphereand feels grown up. DJ's have never dissapointed me, i love it here! This could turn into a habit :)

bananitabran

02/10/2009

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Good Beer, Awesome Burgers

Beer was great, very clean tap. Had the kobe beef all american burger & friend had the grass-fed beef burger. Both were greatly done, particularly loved the crispy bun it was served on. The fries & onion rings were very crispy, with moist center. Awesome ambience, great bar, great service. Definitely will go back & bring friends with me.

liltam 5

01/30/2009

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superbowl

Does anyone know if they are having a super bowl event?? So Far the the only place in Downtown Culver City that is having an event is at Gyenari:

- Super Happy Hour from 1-8 in our lounge
- $10 super BBQ special!
- $2 Hite draft beer!
Game will be broadcast on plasma TV's in lounge and on our state of the art 100 inch screen in the dining room. BBQ, drink, and cheer for your team on Super Sunday!

djnero

07/17/2008

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Wednesday Nights

DJs spin indie-electro, dubstep and new music you would normally have to go to Hollywood to hear. Good looking crowd, tasty food, outdoor patio is dope.

WestsideClyde

02/07/2008

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LOVE IT!

What more can I say? I'm so sick of going to Hollywood to worry about parking and long lines, just to have to schlep it all the way back home at the end of the night. The crowd at the Arsenal is young, professional, and always someone inetesting to meet. The food at Arsenal is amazing with the sliders and kobe burger among my favorites. The bartenders and staff are also on point. It's just a perfect no hassle place to come for a good time. I have even met some people from Hollywood there!

givesadamn

11/16/2007

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Great for a party!

Great vibe at the Arsenal for a group of people to have some good bar food and great cocktails. This place has a very large semi-covered patio area for the smokers. Pretty lively bar scene. Service at times can be slow depedning on the server in your section, but still a nice place to visit.

tchurch1981

11/15/2007

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Yummy Kobe Burger

I love their Kobe burger and fries! Delicious! I love all of the different unique rooms. The Patio was recently redone and looks great!

cjohnson1

06/13/2007

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Overall
The Best Neighborhood Bar in Los Angeles

So this New Yorker has finally found the best neighborhood bar in L.A. And the trick is that it is really three bars in one. First there is the dark and exotic weapons room. This room is steeped in history and a great dining or drinking area to just chill and escape. Second there is the main bar. This is a classic and reminds me of the great bars I love back in Manhattan. Cool atmosphere, d.j.'s on duty and a full-on pull up and wet-yer-whistle bar. A real bar bar, not some cheap style-conscious counter top with legs. Thirdly they have the outdoor patio. This is one of the best patios in town. Casual and chic and protected from the street, it feels like your own private club. The drinks are above par and gratefully there is no pushing to swindle with faux-glam cocktails. The staff is young and attractive. The food is sensational - even though everyone raves about the steak I say check out the roast chicken with mashed potatos and you'll never be homesick again. The only problem I have is that they aren't open for lunch! Seriously - my favorite new find.

histandard

06/03/2007

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Overall
at least try it once

simple: service was friendly and fast, people were friendly. food was par nothing special. drimks were pricey about 8 bucks. do not park across the street in the residential area. we did and we got a ticket. seems to be a little trap that the city imploys. other then that dj was decent and planning to go back when int he neighborhood.

freebie_grabber

04/30/2007

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Friendly service, comfy booths, stiff drinks, varied music and great appetizers

I've only been here once, but I had a good time. Luckily, my co-worker and I arrived at around 5:30 PM on a Friday, so we were able to beat the crowds and get an indoor booth seat. The cocktail waitresses are friendly and knowledgeable, and the drinks are stiff (but pricey). The ""sliders"" (mini-cheeseburger appetizers) were great, with a genuine char-broiled taste. The place got increasingly louder as the night progressed, and I heard some oddball 80's rock selections mixed in. I enjoyed the dim, candle-lit tables inside, but I avoided the ""outdoor"" (four solid walls and a roof, cracked open a few inches at the top) seating area which was packed with chain smokers. They had some sectional couch-style seating toward the front which was able to accomodate a large group, and I saw a jukebox, too. I'd probably go hear again -- not bad for a Westside bar!

darkandstormy

02/06/2007

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I love The Arsenal

I am always happy to go to The Arsenal. It's a great spot for a casual date or to go out on the westside without blowing all of my money. The DJ's are good and the filet is awesome. The service rocks, no pressure, but always ready to get me another drink. Sometimes it gets too crowded, and it can be hard to see the hotties, but I like to smoke and eat and drink so I always leave happy. Oh, be sure to valet, I got a ticket last time I was there.

smartypants123

11/20/2006

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Overall
smoki'n waitresses!!!!!

I have no clue what the previous poster is talking about. The place rocks! Not only is the staff hot, there also fun and fast. Faster then can be expected considering how packed this place is. I come every so often and always have a fun time. Concerning the food, its better then 90% of the bars I?ve been too; I had their steak and I was beyond pleased with it. ""What?s so great about this place?"" The obviously uptight lady asked...It's simple, people like you don't want to be there, which gives me just a touch more room to dance and ogle the beautiful waitresses. The one thing she was right about was how dark it was; I would love to see who im talking too before the last call lights come on, there has been times where another drink was definitey par for the course.

marinagirl78

11/18/2006

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Overall
Not so great

I honestly have no idea what the attraction is to this place. It's so dark you can't see the menu unless you are outside, and if you're outside, then you have to deal with the smokers. The service is always lousy, the food is terrible and the people are posers. I've been here a number of times and am always disappointed. Wouldn't recommend it to a friend...or anyone else for that matter.

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