May 11, 2018
This popular LA nightspot Hyde Lounge is the brainchild of Sam Nazarian and Brent Bolthouse. Located in what once was North, just up the road from the Laugh Factory, this is chic lounge bar is cozy and low-key, but despite its dinky proportions it attracts the big names, the party crowd. Still mere mortals can get in if they show up earlier in the night, chance the door too late and you may well be turned away. Expect lots of actor-model types and a general look-at-me vibe. The interior compensates, plush and well-designed, and it’s still the pick of West Hollywood bar scene.