Bars, Lounges Hollywood
3 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBlack
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBlack
 (Photograph: Jakob N. Layman)
Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanBlack

Black is one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets. Tucked away near Santa Monica and Vine, it’s an imposing black cube that looks like an S&M vampire biker bar, but inside is relaxed, divey and smoker-friendly. The fantastic outdoor patio is almost as large as the bar itself and can get pretty lively at the weekends.


Venue name: Black
Address: 6202 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Daily 8pm-2am
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Average User Rating

3.3 / 5

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"You're too pretty to be so angry."

"Why you gotta be like that?" "But you guys had a good time though, I saw you." "Be soft." "How did you react though?" "Well people complained about you all too about dancing in the middle of the floor." (no one ever talked to us, customer or bouncer, except to hit on us or tell us how fabulous we were or offer to buy us drinks) -Quotes from a Friday night doorman at BLACK bar in Hollywood after we tried to ask for information to lodge a complaint about a belligerent grown man purposely shoved and then proceeded to try and fight my female friend. Specifically, to lodge a complaint against how terribly the bouncer handled the situation. He still never told us where we could lodge a complaint. The bouncer who came to this white assailant's aid asked us all the questions while they let the assailant go back to dancing, completely uninterrogated. Oh, and the bouncer saw the whole thing happen. Livid. Never coming back here. Not friendly to women or (ironically) people of color.

Black is a fun place for indoor dancing and outdoor hangs. There will be a lot of young twenty-somethings vaping on the patio, and a lot of grinding on the dance floor. If you're above 30, you will probably feel old. But the music is good and the lighting is right for even the old folks to get down.

Don't wanna bring attention to this bar, cuz it feels like you're own little secret.
But, also wanna see it win!