Bar Marmont: Cocktails, Celebrities And Glamour Above the Sunset Strip

By Angelica Martin

Bar Marmont exemplifies old Hollywood glamour alongside a generous cocktail menu and the near promise of at least one celebrity sighting. The sexy space exudes a gentle elegance and low-key sophistication, and remains an exclusive haunt to which A-listers and urbane locals flock nightly.

Although known for it’s late night scene, Executive Chef Carolynn Spence, formerly of The Spotted Pig in New York, ensures that the food isn’t lost in the shadows of the flocks of captivating Monarch butterflies pinned to the ceiling. Her menu is short and satisfying, comprised of bar snacks, small plates, and minimal main dishes, all bursting with hearty European influences.

The celebrity-filled crowd and upscale bar treats have made Bar Marmont a staple among Los Angelenos, so visitors beware; the later you go the more resistance you’re sure to be met with at the door. Unless you’re a guest at the fabled hotel on the hill, Chateau Marmont, or have a reservation, there is no guarantee you’ll be granted the privilege of passing the evening alongside your favorite celebs. Try to arrive early or make a reservation to ensure an effortless entry into this legendary late-night venue.