Food & Drink

Hemingway's: the Thinking Man's Watering Hole

Johnny Zander's Latest Bar in Hollywood

hemingway's opens in hollywood!

Ahem. Making out in the Ta-Te aisle isn’t exactly proper library conduct. Best to let those literary spirits and libations run wild at Hemingway’s, officially opening tonight.

Hidden behind a restored historic storefront on the star walk of Hollywood Boulevard, the 2,800-square-foot, art nouveau-inspired spot is helmed by nightlife aficionado Johnny Zander (Green Door, Teddy’s, Tropicana Bar). Two-story-high tin-tile ceilings, salvaged estate sale furnishings, and floor-to-ceiling bookcases packed with 10,000 hardbacks remind you of the spot’s namesake.

Settle into plush, burgundy velvet banquettes alongside antique typewriters, or speakeasy with fellow bookish types on the enclosed patio. Is that warm glow you’re feeling from the antique chandeliers or The Sun Also Rises (a tasty combination of gin, chartreuse, basil, and cucumber)?

Order another round and contemplate your next great American novel.

Hemingway’s, 6356 Hollywood Boulevard, at Ivar Avenue, Hollywood. Reservations at ernest@hemingwayslounge.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Hemingway’s

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6356 Hollywood Blvd
@ Ivar Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028