The Pikey

Restaurants, British Hollywood
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The Pikey

This is the Hollywood good old boy’s pub you’ve been waiting for. Owners Jared Meisler and Sean MacPherson (Il Covo, Roger Room) have transformed the former dive into a spacious country tavern where grand iron chandeliers and wall lamps illuminate British paraphernalia on the walls, red leather booths and two dark wood-paneled bars and dining room. A friendly and helpful staff serve up a full bar of beer, wine, spirits and a stellar selection of specialty cocktails pair perfectly with a menu of elevated pub fare for vegans, locavores and omnivores alike. Chef Ralph Johnson, formerly of NYC’s gastropub the Spotted Pig, brings organic, local ingredients to a menu of pub favorites. Opt for Mary’s Vinegar Chicken ($19) or a Worcestershire aioli-smothered burger ($15), both served with "chips", thrice cooked and possibly the tastiest this side of the pond.

 

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Good for: Bring a date for drinks and supper in one of the booths. Singles can drop in after the dinner bell and hold up at the back bar. Take advantage of daily happy hour from 4-6pm, which sees reduced prices on their specialty cocktails, red and white wines, bar snack and well drinks.

The scene: Couples and larger groups fill the front bar and dining room most nights of the week. This is a social crowd and if heads are hung low, it’s because they’re reading Facebook feeds and checking in on Foursquare.

The playlist: A mix of British pop and American rock, from the Beatles to the Black Keys, are on the playlist, while a rotating brigade of DJs turn up the beat Thursday nights (10pm) in the back Maharajah Room, where dancing is a big possibility depending the vibe.

The bartender says: Those unfamiliar with Welsh Rarebit ($5), should enjoy the cheese-topped toast with a beer and a bump—the Coach and the Horse ($8), pays homage to the former resident, Ye Coach and Horses. 

Drink this: Spice things up with the Ginger Minge ($14), a blend of Damous Grouse Scotch, ginger juice, lemon juice, ginger beer, that's nicely balanced start to the evening. Ladies can opt for the Twiggy ($13), a classy quaff of champagne, Bombay Gin, Aperol and St. Germain, in which sweet elderflower shines. Beer and brown spirits are aplenty—there are over 30 local brews mostly by the bottle and a variety of bourbon, Scotch and whiskey starting around $9 per pour.

By: Jonathan Cristaldi

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Venue name: The Pikey
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Address: 7617 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles
90046
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:45-2am; Sat, Sun 11-2am
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mcuttle
Tastemaker

This really is a great date bar with a nice low light atmosphere in the bar area, booth style seating along one wall and bar stools lining the bar. There's a DJ in the back and another bar, and they do a good selection of spirits and cocktails including their own single barrel Jack Daniel's that's super smooth. Next door there are more booths with a more restaurant vibe where they do good seafood and burgers. It's a cosy friendly place with great service. Check it out if you're staying in or around WeHo.

Kate W
moderator

Such a great bar! It's not often that you find a place with good drinks, great food and friendly staff, where the crowd is decent and the music selection is solid. I love the cozy booths in the front, and the back room is great for a party.

Haley S.
tastemaker

British pub-esque, great ambiance that can double as neighborhood hangout or intimate (but not too fancy) date spot.  Prices are a little on the high side, but food and drinks are yummy and service is top notch (but can take a long time if you're there for an event in the back room).  Oysters, cheese plate, fish and chips--you can't go wrong, and if you come here for just drinks, you will regret it.

Noel

Had a lovely afternoon here today! Great food, friendly staff and a very cool bar. As a Brit who now lives in California, I loved the touch of having a Sunday Roast with the added huge plus of my childhood favorite Sticky Toffee pudding! Love the Ted rockers pictures around the place even though I was more of a Mod in the old days, my dad used to run pubs in London in the Seventies and he would absolutely love this place...my new favorite place in LA...we will be back.