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Riviera 31

Bars, Lounges West Hollywood
5 out of 5 stars
(16user reviews)
 (Photo courtesy Sofitel photo archives)
Photo courtesy Sofitel photo archivesRiviera 31
 (Photo courtesy Sofitel photo archives)
Photo courtesy Sofitel photo archivesMonte Carlo Bay at Riviera 31

Within the posh Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills lies Riviera 31, a cocktail lounge helmed by mixologist Frederic Zemmour. Inspired by photographs from the late Edward Quinn, the photographer’s prints adorn the walls and ceiling with beach scenes from the French Riviera and iconic celebrities such as Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Grace, who embody the Golden Days of yesteryear. There are plenty of nooks with comfy, luxe seating—leather chaises lounges, long velvet couches, outdoor patio and cabana seating—amid an elegant central U-shaped bar. Drinks boast fresh seasonal ingredients (including herbs from their garden) while bar bites feature dishes such as a charcuterie assortment and larger Mediterranean plates for dinner.


Good for: Dressing up and dancing the night away. Plenty of private and open space is perfect for groups celebrating birthday parties, engagements or those just looking for a good time reserve private areas or cabanas and indulge themselves with bottle-service (though not necessary to make a reservation) and rounds of cocktails.

The scene: There's something different every night: Jazz eclectic on Mondays, international performers on Tuesdays, burlesque and DJs on Saturdays and more.

The bartender says: At the end of the night, while you wait for valet to fetch your car, check out the photos by Frank Worth in the lobby gallery—amazing portraits of Sammy Davis Jr., Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe are worth gawking at.

Drink this: Zemmour plays with seasonal ingredients in his cocktails, like the strawberry basil martini which includes fresh strawberries, basil and lime; or the la rosa picante, a fiery drink using tequila, rose water, jalapeno, ginger and lime. 

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Riviera 31 says
Riviera 31 is a sophisticated cocktail lounge with a Mediterranean-style menu that caters to L.A.'s most discerning clientele and the cosmopolitan guests of Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Riviera 31 provides an experience for the senses in an enchanting and transcending ambiance with stunning décor that takes guests on a visual journey through the French Riviera’s evocative history. The tapas and communal plates menu takes visitors on an epicurean journey through French coastal cuisine.

Riviera 31 offers a unique mixology program designed by Mixologist Expert Frederic Zemmour, which includes a selection of masterfully crafted cocktails. Personalized table-side cocktail preparation adds to the guest experience as well as one-of-a-kind bottle service presentations. Riviera 31 cocktails are made with locally sourced produce (when in season) and fresh grown herbs from our garden.

Entertainment is provided by some of L.A.'s top musicians and curated live acts beginning at 8 and 9pm. Hotel guests and Angelenos are encouraged to co-mingle in an upscale and social setting seven days a week.

Mondays: Jazz Eclectic featuring Top Musicians and Vocalists
Tuesdays: Live music with a rotating roster of international performers
Wednesdays: Specialty cocktails and bar bites
Thursdays: Room Service Cabaret, home of the new Tres Chic
Fridays: Experience the best DJs in town!
Saturdays: Burlesque Live Dancers & DJ's Performance
Sundays: Specialty cocktails and bar bites
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By: Jonathan Cristaldi


Venue name: Riviera 31
Address: Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
8555 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 4pm-Midnight; Fri, Sat 4pm-2am
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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The owner and people who run it create such a fun, friendly atmosphere! One of my favorite places to take girlfriends and even go on dates!

Tremendous atmosphere - upscale but not stuffy. Great cocktails mixed with the background of classy music (particularly on their famed jazz nights) - you never know who may end up joining in with the band but past performers have included Wyclef and Stevie Wonder!

They have an amazing drag show there every Thursday night called ROOM SERVICE CABARET

I love this place! Cozy yet elegant! Lunching outside in the beautiful courtyard is my fave! The spirits are well, food is good and the Gilles is the best host! Every time is a Good time!

Lovely and chic atmosphere. Always a great time for a night out with your friends in the city.

Riviera 31 has a great Jazz night every Monday night. Great talent, great food and amazing cocktails!

Love this bar! great vibe, delicious cocktail, amazing outdoor flower patio.... all the elements for the perfect moment!

My favorite Live music on MOndays for the past 3 years. love the basil martini cocktail which i drink everytime i am there. and a great replacement of night clubs on week end for people in their 30's for dancing and fun.

This is THEE hottest bar in LA with the BEST drinks and atmosphere around! Try the garlic fries which is just ridiculous! I see celebs always popping in as the nightlife entertainment is insane! Episode of #Empire for real!