I met up here with some friends a couple weeks ago for a girls night out birthday celebration. Very cute little bar. We got there around 7:30 and we sat at a little table inside. There is seating at the bar and also tables inside and a small outdoor area. We had to place out order at the bar and then there was a little confusion about whether they were going to bring the drinks to the table or if we had to go back to the bar. They did bring them to the table along with the appetizers we ordered. I had a Texas Mule which was okay, and then I switched to beer. Try the Scrimshaw pilsner. Very good and smooth. After about an hour a very friendly waitress started coming around to the tables so we didn't have to go order at the bar anymore. I also had a grilled cheese with tomatoes which was delicious. By about 10:00 the place was getting very crowded and we were all ready to go, as we are all parents and 10:00 is late for us. Lol!One more thing about the parking situation. It is valet parking for $5. I recommend using uber because it's starts to get a little crazy on Ventura and plus if you're drinking it's probably the best option.
The club was founded back in 1971 by Bert Charrot who hired Bob Tomasino during the mid 1970's to be his doorman & later club manager & ran the bar from 1978 up to 2013 until he Bert passed away & then Bob took over!This club is very important since they have many celebrity clients & specialize in Disco Music from the 1970's - 1980's and they really cater to their customers music tastes by playing really Good Music and were best known for being the Top Disco Bar Of The 1970's!They are known for being the Oldest Gay Bar West Of The Mississippi, Believe It Or Not?They cater to the LGBT and Straight Communities with absolutely No Attitudes or Trouble!They have a lot of great events going on all the time such as on the 2nd and 3rd Sunday of the Month from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Lori Donato has a Jazz Club with a 4 Piece Band with Live Singing. If you bring in your own sheet music, she will play your songs.If You Love Disco Music, then this is the Place to be!Howard Paul Shore
Laurel Tavern is a small bar with great ambiance, service, and food. The beer selection isn't huge but what they do have is good. It can get crowded to the point of standing room only on Fridays and weekends, but the people are generally friendly and don't mind rubbing elbows.
Recently met up with a few friends here on a Saturday night. It was super fun and we had a great time dancing and drinking the night away. No attitude for miles. Bartenders know how to pour a stiff bourbon on the rocks.
Coldest beer in townAnd friendly bar staff