If you haaaave to go the Sunset Strip and you’re in the market for a decent spot to have a bite and some cocktails, I hate to say it but you actually have quite a bit of options as far as your whereabouts are concerned. Despite the not-so-ideal location for a local hangout, there really is only one place in the Sunset vicinity I’ve chosen to frequent lately. Though it may be centered in the middle of one of the busiest parts of Los Angeles, coupled with the dreaded task of being confined to single lane driving due to construction at present moment in time, Pearl’s Liquor Bar is the beacon of hopeful light guiding you on a detour straight to her door.
Known for their brunch, cocktails, movie nights, and next level dining patio, Pearl’s is the type of place you might find yourself lounging at, basking in the ambiance from noon until sundown; I know from personal experience as of last weekend and dammit would I do it all over again. Besides the patio, bars on both dining levels, a variety of scene and seating options, the vintage feel and 1920’s nod, there are plenty more reasons that Pearl’s has become and remains one of the best places to eat and drink in West Hollywood.
Two words: Mimosa Kit. And Pearl’s is the only spot in town who offers something of its kind. We love to brunch, we love mimosas, but what we love even more is a tray filled with champagne (one that you can choose), flowers, orange juice, berries, paper straws, and purred fruit – now THAT, is a good way to start an afternoon. Pearl’s offers brunch from 11 am -3 pm every Saturday & Sunday, but make sure to get a reservation (they’re on Open Table) because it gets busy. Mimosa kits be everywhere.
If it’s more of a cocktail/appetizer or dinner situation you’re looking for, the open air candle lit seating at Pearl’s in the evening is positively picturesque. And the meal and cocktails ain’t too shabby neither. It’s also worth noting that every Tuesday starting at 5 pm Pearl’s offers $1 oysters on the half shell, and every Sunday they show a movie on the patio starting at 8pm. Pearl’s has a bit of a scene that attracts the young, well dressed type, so maybe don’t bring the kids, but it’s perfect for grabbing a table for two for date night, or a big table for you and your friends for brunch. And brunchers, whatever you do, don’t forget the Mimosa Kit.
Pearl’s : 8909 West Sunset Blvd. | 310. 360.6800
Pro Tip: Beware of the $23 “wheels not properly turned on a hill” ticket if you find street parking. WeHo loves to give tickets, I know because I got one last weekend.