Frolic Room

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Frolic Room
Photograph: Courtesy Frolic Room

In business since the '30s and with one of the finest neon signs in the entire Los Angeles region, the Frolic Room remains what it's always been: a straightforward, friendly little room in which to get loaded with others of a similar mindset, a neighborhood hangout in a neighborhood without many of them, and a bar not for dilettantes but drinkers. Look out for the beautiful Al Hirschfeld cartoon mural on the back wall.


Venue name: Frolic Room
Address: 6245 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles
Cross street: at N Argyle Avenue
Opening hours: 11am–2am daily
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I froliced in by pure luck, an Indiana woman visiting Hollywood for 1st time in 2016. It was during the day & the patrons there were like old friends after I had a seat at the bar, I was told of some history & introduced to the wall, I had a great visit & not a name dropper but sure I met a legend & a funny man who I knew immediately but liked the vibe because I was just as interesting to them as they were to me. Wish I could have hung out a bit because site seeing isn't my thing. Cool Place & good to meet you folks, great Bartender too.

My son was with me & he's not a drinker so I was by myself but he would walk in to check on me in the hour & half I was there, felt at ease in this Frolic Room for sure.

PAM , Indiana


This place has been around forever. It's the definition of hole in the wall bar, as I'm sure some of the other reviews mention. Definitely a dive bar in its truest sense and a place with bartenders and locals who probably have interesting stories to share - certainly some characters here. Not a place that I would frequent as the crowd is definitely a bit rough sometimes and it isn't anything too inviting. But it is absolutely worth a stop one night if you want to take in some older hollywood vibes and get a bit down and dirty with some locals. 


This is a tiny little hole in the wall bar, but it's worth a stop in for sure. The frolic room is right next to the Pantages which means it gets crowded right before the show and a little during intermission. But outside of those times, it feels like a local bar! Drinks are super well priced and service is quick. 

It's the worst bar in Hollywood the doorman cussing around with old men yelling, a watch man push female in the meanist way.