Black Rabbit Rose-Hollywood
What: Black Rabbit Rose
For: Ages 21+
We found this amazing hidden magician’s studio/comedy club/lounge/restaurant on complete accident. We were bar hopping on Hollywood Blvd and walked past a man dressed as a magician on the sidewalk. I asked him if he was a street performer, and he instead told me that he was promoting for a speakeasy through the door behind him called the Black Rabbit Rose.
Not only does the Black Rabbit Rose have beautiful craft cocktails, but it also serves Thai Food from the neighboring restaurant. The atmosphere is dark and elegant, with a beautiful large bar and plenty of ample seating space. While we were sipping our drinks at a small table, there was a magician making his way around preforming close-up magic for patrons. All of the staff was extremely attentive to our needs and continually asked how they could be of service.
Food and cocktails are served from 6:00pm-2:00am Tuesday through Saturday with walk-ins welcome.
The Rose Theatre
Walking down a hallway towards the Rose Theatre was a huge treat. Three was an old automated fortune teller and tons of magic odds-and-ends to look at. The theater is also elegant in itself, with deep red velvet tablecloths and limited seating. We were fortunate enough to sit at a booth in the front, where we took in our surroundings of curio cabinets, book cases, and gorgeous décor.
We were pleased to be entertained by a New Orleans-style band that played beautiful music and promoted audience involvement. Some of the tables on the floor were pushed aside to make room for a dance floor, which encouraged patrons to dance the night away. There is also a small bar in the Theatre area to grab drinks during performances.
There is also a late-night dining experience that requires reservations that can be made on the website or by calling the business, with experiences starting at 10:30pm. Since there is limited seating, I strongly suggest having a reservation.
There is a dress code that’s enforced at all times. The website states that you should ‘dress to impress’. Make sure you don’t show up with shiny shirts, shorts, sports gear, logos, flip flops, and baseball/snapback hats. The crowd seemed more nicely dressed than the other bars that we went to that night. Everyone was kind, helpful, and seemed to be having a good time.
We didn’t have the chance to eat here, but we did grab a few cocktails. They were priced reasonably for the area, at around $15 a pop. I took the opportunity to look at the food menu as well, and the Thai options are also reasonably priced. Ethan and I ended up spending about $65 here during our stay, which is worth it for a lounge with traveling close-up musician, drinks, and New Orleans-Style band.
Black Rabbit Rose Information
1719 N. Hudson Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028
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