Adults Only

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Dirty Sanchez at Adults Only
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Grounds for Divorce at Adults Only
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Clueless at Adults Only
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Adults Only

Walk through an adult video store—don't worry, it's just a prop—to this Hollywood speakeasy, where craft cocktails and club jams abound.

As if the name of this bar didn’t pique enough interest, the entrance is through the adult section of a phony Hollywood video store. You know that strip mall at Sunset and La Brea, the one with the Burger King? It’s in there. The shop itself is straight out of the ‘90s, with throwback portable TV sets playing classics, cult movie posters covering the walls, bookshelves jam-packed with VHS cases and everything bathed in pink neon light. Even the bouncer makes a convincing sketchy shop owner. Just keep moving until you reach the black curtain in the back. It’s a completely different vibe on the other side thanks to designer Matt Winter (Melrose Umbrella Co., Oldfield’s Liquor Room). Hanging cathedral lamps cast a moody glow over the sprawling space; with a DJ and plenty of room to dance, it gives off more of a club vibe than a speakeasy. An old-fashioned bar stretched out across the length of the room cranks out creative concoctions from mixology madcap Billy Ray (Blind Barber). Films—often with a good amount of nudity—are projected onto a wall, and below that, an arched doorway opens up into a billiards room. It’s just about everything a grown-up could want. 

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Good for: The last stop of the night. It’s dark and spacious and loud as hell. Bump hips with a sexy crowd in the lounge area or slink off to a side room to play pool (and actually hear yourself speak). You’re missing out big time if you don’t try at least one libation off the menu, as Billy Ray really brings his A-game and a sense of fun to the program. There’s an option for every palate, from a spicy mezcal margarita called the Dirty Sanchez to a stone fruit vodka mojito deemed Clueless. 

The scene: Everyone loves a secret entrance, especially Hollywood types. Better dress to impress if you want to fit in. This place is a also a solid destination for birthday bashes, which makes sense given the abundance of seating and dance music on blast. And yet, it never gets too rowdy. 

Drink this: Shots, beer, classics—Adults Only has it all. But if you want a quality beverage and you’re feeling adventurous, we recommend the Dirty Sanchez ($14). It’s a zingy refresher of smoky mezcal, lime, agave, cucumber, serrano chili and cilantro, sure to put a spring in your step. Those with an intense negative reaction to cilantro though might want to steer clear of that one. So instead, perhaps try a classic bourbon smash with a twist. Grounds for Divorce ($14) is a boozy, balanced concoction of Woodford Reserve bourbon (of which Billy Ray is the brand ambassador), lemon and mint, with a touch of yuzu bitters and apple spice. For those with a penchant for something pink and fruity (you know who you are), the Clueless ($14), made with vodka, lemon, honey, raspberry, cucumber and ginger beer, will do the trick. It’s crisp and not too sweet, and also goes down way too easily. 

Our tip: When Googling this place, whatever you do, don’t forget to tack on “bar” after “adults only” in the search field. And we might as well mention the restroom is unisex and the stall doors are see-through. Cool, if you’re into that. 

By: Danielle Jacoby

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Venue name: Adults Only
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Address: 7065 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles
90028
Opening hours: Daily 9pm-2am
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While the service leaves something to be desired, this bar is so fun to hang out in it almost doesn't matter.  Go late at night/on a weekend for a Hollywood club scene, but if you're not into that--go any other time!  On a weeknight post work, the bar itself was nearly deserted (probably not good for business, but it made for a chill atmosphere), making it great for a date or just to catch up with a friend in a neat space.  The "adults only" theme really only applies to the entrance; inside, it's like stepping back into the 1930s.  Both themes are fun and well executed.  Drinks aren't anything special (nor was being told water was at the end of the bar when we asked for some--there were no other customers, couldn't have just brought us a couple of glasses?), but they do have a generous happy hour that runs somewhere in the 7-10pm range for simple drinks. Parking isn't great as it's Hollywood, but if you hit Sunset right after tow-away rush hour, there's plenty on the street.


LOVE LOVE LOVE this bar! It's like wandering into someone's secret backroom. I love having to pass through the vast collection of porn upon entering the hidden bar. I frequent this bar and i never have had a bad experience. There are pool tables with couches in the back and some VIP booths. However there is still PLENTY room to dance and have a great time.


Was extremely crowded when my friends and I passed by around 10 pm (on Saturday), we went back closer to midnight and we were able to get in. The vibe was great, drinks were good and we even managed to play a game of pool!