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Great little bar

Love this place. Great ambience and the food is lovely. A really great bar full of atmosphere. Will... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
via mobile
Great time out on the underground side of town

It's where you'd go hang with the alternative crowd for a good drink and respectable appetizers... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Josef S
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8 Oct 2018
“Great little bar”
6 Aug 2018
“Great time out on the underground side of town”
This bar is a lively local hangout.
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1652 N Cherokee Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6212
+1 213-462-9621
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Love this place. Great ambience and the food is lovely. A really great bar full of atmosphere. Will be back very soon.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

It's where you'd go hang with the alternative crowd for a good drink and respectable appetizers. Where the music is just quiet enough to let you carry on an interesting conversation. The club next door is open on selected nights for some of the coolest...More

Thank Josef S
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink and what a find. They claim to have one of the first liquor licenses in LA. The bartenders are first rate and the drinks as well. The lounge next door is a cool find as well.

Thank DKS44
Reviewed June 21, 2017

The four of us went on an old school Hollywood bar jaunt and came across Boardner's. It has a great ambiance from the moment you pass through the red velvet curtain entrance. No waiter/waitress service so you must go to the bar. It's the kind...More

Reviewed April 11, 2017

I have been to this bar a few times, but recently I had a surprise after-dinner drinks thing planned for my boyfriend there. The girl I worked with, Lyssa, was incredibly helpful and communicated well and regularly with me about this night. I emailed a...More

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed September 29, 2016

This is a Classic Quirky Hollywood Bar folks.A lot of the patrons are right out of central casting.Great mix of regulars with Millennials.Booths add to the "old cool" vibe of a different era seamlessly mingling in the present. Full bar with very reasonable prices...a daily...More

1  Thank mike h
Reviewed May 21, 2016

Love this place. The bar area is nice and cozy and fun. Then the dance club is dark and vampy and fun! Will go again and again! Always a great time.

Thank IronMerMayden
Reviewed February 24, 2016

i'd heard about Boardner's for a long time, but being from the opposite coast i never got to check it out until recently. we went on Friday and Saturday for Black Fridays (80's music) and Bar Sinister (the long-running Goth night) and had an amazing...More

1  Thank phanteana
Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended this bar by some locals and we had the best night! The food is cheap and very tasty, the service was fantastic and everyone was friendly and helpful.

Thank AndrewS666_666
Reviewed September 12, 2013

I learned about Boardner's on the Dearly Departed Tour and every time I've been in Los Angeles I've stopped in to have a drink or a meal at Boardner's. Tremendous sense of history there and it's been used in several movies including "Ed Wood "...More

1  Thank Ajtlawyer
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stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day,
tourists flock here from around the world to see the
iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to
catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close.
Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas
the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and
hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night
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