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Great Way to Spend an Idle Hour

The valley has been undergoing a renaissance for quite a few years now and the iconic North Hollywood barrel bar from 1941 has just been brought back to life as Idle Hour thanks to the 1933 Group.

Idle Hour exterior- Photo credit William Bradford

The barrel shaped bar offers a series of unlabeled taps for your skilled mixologist to decipher offering with a wide variety of beers and cocktails on draft. Crowd favorites created by Chris Amirault (Harlowe) include the hand crafted World’s Greatest Cosmopolitan & The Mule-which is offered on draft.

The MuleWorld's Greatest Cosmopolitan

Taking this watering hole one step further, Chef Sam Hoke (Also from Harlowe) has resurrected the term bar food with colossal chicken wings, vegetarian mac-n-cheese, and sloppy joe’s braised in bourbon and cinnamon.

Idle Hour Idle Sloppy Joe- Photo credit William Bradford Idle Hour Mac & Cheese- Photo credit William Bradford

Best of all they are open daily from 11 AM to 2 AM, with both a regular and late night happy hour PLUS they have a dog friendly patio so you don’t have to feel guilty leaving fido at home for a boozy brunch.

Actually he can sit facing the Bulldog Cafe, an homage to LA’s Programmatic Architecture movement of Brown Derby’s, Bulldogs, and Barrels.

Bulldog Cafe- Photo credit William Bradford

Idle Hour

4824 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA

Soft Opening Friday February 13th 2015



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