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Gallic Glam

February 15, 2016

Pour Vous

Its name translates as ‘For You’, and this seductive cocktail den definitely has your name on it. The opulent lounge oozes French sophistication despite its nondescript Melrose façade. Once inside, craft cocktails ensure stylish social gatherings in the circular conversation pit or sizzling hot dates à deux.


Perch on a plush stool at the pale marble and dark wood counter or settle into a scarlet velvet banquette, backdropped by antique mirrors, ornate chandeliers and kilims. Brass bar fittings create an old-fashioned glow, with flattering candlelight so everyone looks their best.


Get in the pink with a ‘Moulin Rouge’, a racy combo of Absolut Elyx vodka, Aperol, Peychaud’s Bitters, strawberry purée, almond syrup and Crémant d’Alsace rosé. Elegant ‘Ceci Est Pour Vous’ teams Calvados Christian Drouin with Aperol, lemon juice, syrup, grapes and champagne. Euro beers, spirits, French wine and bubbles add Gallic glam.


Hollywood’s perky Parisian nightclub amps up the allure, with themed nights, eclectic DJ sets, live bands and sultry dancers, including burlesque and aerial performers. Reservations are encouraged and there’s a dress code; gals frock up in cocktail dresses and heels or smart blouses and dark pants; gents aim for button-down shirts and jackets, or tucked-in tees under jackets. Jeans are allowed but hoodies, shorts, sneakers, sandals and flip-flops are a no-no. So French, so chic!

5574 Melrose Ave / +1 323 871 8699 / 8pm-2am Tue-Sat /