Saturday, January 31, 2015

Social Security

The Strip gets an anti-Soho House


This is LA. The last thing you want standing in your way between dinner, a nightcap at a piano bar, and a cigar are three separate valet guys.
But now — in the center of the Sunset Strip of all places — State Social House ensures you can partake in that very trifecta. And park only once.
Round up your boys and head to this friendly, wood beamy, three-story mancave of a gastropub and sink into a giant, horseshoe-shaped leather marshmallow of a chair. Your roadmap: the middle floor is for eating, the top floor is for ivory-tickling observation and the basement is a stogie-puffing lounge.
The menu (compliments of chef Victor Cardenas who punkified Pink Taco) also ensures you won’t need to go anywhere else, from dainty (tea sandwiches) to not dainty at all (pork belly BBQ burger) to East Coast seafood shack (lobster roll) to girlfriend-friendly (tofu salad).
Luckily they’re open from 11:30a to 2a daily, so you’ll have more time to do things you can’t do at home. Like taste 20 drafts and five beer cocktails (The Hidden Gun merges Irish whiskey and Guinness), again, preventing you from merging with traffic.
*Pat on back for limiting your carbon footprint*

State Social House
8782 W. Sunselt Blvd. (at Holloway), West Hollywood
(310) 657-8100

Open: Today
Parking: Like most places on Sunset, you'll either have to find a lot, or borrow a permit from a buddy.
Best bests: Pork belly bbq burger; lobster roll; The Hidden Gun
Nearby: Eveleigh; Viper Room; Osteria Drago

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