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Vintage Sunset Sips

November 28, 2013
Pearl’s Liquor Bar

Though Prohibition Era-themed bars are seemingly two-a-penny these days, it’s refreshing to see the Sunset Strip’s newest throwback imbiber putting its own unique spin on the burgeoning speakeasy concept. Introducing Pearl’s Liquor Bar, the saucy, bordello-inspired drinkery whose fictitious (as far we know) namesake Pearl and her ample assets supposedly earned a name bewitching the era’s most powerful men including Duke Ellington, Ernest Hemingway and President Woodrow Wilson – the latter of whom she rejected with the line, “so I’m good enough to date, but not good enough to vote,” and shortly after which the 19th amendment was passed.

The 3-floor space combines a dim-lit, leather n’ marble-clad downstairs bar serving signature cocktails including the Villa Nova, with Pavan liqueur, Nolet’s gin, cucumber and lemon, and adjoining which is a quirky outdoor patio replete with swingset, photo booth, wall gardens, plus wrought-iron and velvet furnishings. Carry on up to a second bar where more vintage sips (we also like the Fitzgerald with Casamigos tequila, coconut water, passionfruit, jalepeno, lime and mint) and décor await, along with brunch, lunch and dinner menus spanning oysters and ceviches, salads and flatbreads, and hearty mains like hanger steak and Chilean sea bass. And the kicker? A two-storey roof terrace with DJs, fireplace and alfrisky Sunset vistas. Pearl, you’re our kinda girl.

8909 W Sunset Blvd / WeHo
/ +1 310 360 6800 /