Laurel Hardware has that serpentine line. Goldie’s is always packed. The Phoenix shut down.
Glory be, Pearl's Liquor Bar breaks the dawn of a new scene on Sunset.
Pearl is a woman who used to sell jewelry and perfume out of this location in the '30s. Of course, that was just her cover: she ran a raging speakeasy in the back.
Now the owners of Rock and Reilly’s (next door) pay tribute with a many-chambered lounge poised to be your go-to on Sunset this fall. Here's how to level up as you head to the roof.
Pearl welcomes you with herringbone wood floors and jewelry cases. Find the first barkeep and ask for a Mermaid to sweeten up your Daryl Hannah (Acai spirit, agave and strawberries).
Ascend to the garden patio (where you’ll pass another bar) and take some photos in the booth. It's an Instagram booth, because let's be honest, you're too busy to go home and scan stuff. You still have one more bar to scope.
On Pearl’s top tier, you'll find yet another bar, fireplace, and pretty much the sickest view of the Sunset Strip around. Oh, and a DJ. Take it all in with an order of Mocambos — a chocolaty mix of whiskey and Fernet with root beer. It comes with a pretzel.
More drinks should come with pretzels.
Price: 3 (out of 4)
Noise: 3 (out of 4)
The scene: Hot girls (check out Pearl's Facebook page if you don’t believe us)
Hot seat: The ivy-covered porch swing in the Astroturf garden
Best bets: Bucatini pasta and the Mocambo
Nearby: Rock & Reilly’s; State Social House; Bootsy Bellows [LINK]