The Tar Pit

Details WHAT?While a cocktail culture revolution was bubbling in Los Angeles, Mark Peel was plotting. The Campani...

Map it WHERE?609 N La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, California
90036
323-965-1300

Details WHEN?Ever since opening, The Tar Pit has caused quite the commotion on the La Brea corridor. I'd suggest ...

Details WHY?The drinks! Three of the standouts include the Palm Frond (lemon myrtle-infused gin, green Chartreus...

What is The Tar Pit?

While a cocktail culture revolution was bubbling in Los Angeles, Mark Peel was plotting. The Campanile chef (along with partner Jay Perrin) finally opened his Art Deco-inspired bar and restaurant in late 2009, much to the delight of those looking to try a classic cocktail in a decidedly adult setting while snacking on upscale fare such as wild boar meatballs. The small plates here run the gamut from duck confit sliders to steak and kidney pie. But most everyone comes to the Tar Pit for the sultry 1930's vibe and sumptuous decor (check the lush mirrored leather booths or the dramatic bar). Of course, a good looking bar only takes the experience so far...mixologist Audrey Saunders' cocktails are among the best in the city and complete the experience of drinking expertly executed drinks (try the "Old Cuban") from the 1930s inside a space that might have been the hottest spot in town circa 1931. Prices are semi-reasonable, given the experience and attention paid to each cocktail, but expect to pay an average of $12 per drink here. If you like downtown bars such as the Edison or Varnish, chances are you'll want to fall into this Tar Pit. This is not a speakeasy and there is usually no line. Just show up with an appetite and your credit card of choice (it's easy to drop $100 or more here).

Why go to The Tar Pit?

The drinks! Three of the standouts include the Palm Frond (lemon myrtle-infused gin, green Chartreuse, muddled mint, and simple syrup), the Jamaican Firefly (dark rum, house-made ginger beer, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup), or the Lil Jig (silver tequila, yellow Chartreuse, Thai basil, and simple syrup). So inventive and so delicious! Plus, all wine by the bottle is $38 - sweet!

Where is The Tar Pit?

Address

609 N La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, California
90036
323-965-1300

When To Go To The Tar Pit

Ever since opening, The Tar Pit has caused quite the commotion on the La Brea corridor. I'd suggest making a reservation, as this place fills up fast.

What to wear at The Tar Pit

A sleek dress with a cool jacket and edgy heels - so pretty! Try Alice + Olivia's Sara Strapless Dress in Taupe with Mike & Chris' Isys Leather Hoodie in Grey and Coye Nokes' Josephine Platform Bootie.

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