A2 Rating Scale (out of 5):
WHAT: Butchers & Barbers
WHEN: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
WHAT ELSE: B&B is another one of the many successful LA bars/lounges brought to you by Houston Hospitality Group. Others include: Good Times at Davey Wayne’s, Dirty Laundry, Pour Vous, No Vacancy, and La Descarga among others…
WHAT TO ORDER: The popcorn ($4) is made with rosemary, garlic, and thyme oil and is deeee-lish. Not to mention a large portion for a measly 4 bucks. Definitely recommend starting your meal with it. Or if you’re just there for drinks, you’ll want it to munch on. Also, the B&B burger ($15) was equally amaze. Nothing too unique about it but sometimes you just want a good burger and this one checks all the boxes. Make sure to get the side of herbed fries too ($7) because after all, a burger without fries is like Leo without a Victoria Secret model on his arm.
WHAT TO SKIP: The Roasted Cauliflower ($10) was good but served as huge pieces of cauliflower (they didn’t do you the favor of cutting it up. Hard to eat, pieces flying everywhere as you try to cut, and definitely not a cute look no matter who you’re with).
WHERE TO SIT: The main inside area. This is the space, passed the hostess stand when you walk in, with the bar and exposed brick and a cool, restaurant vibe. Avoid: 1) first inside area – there are a few tables here with the hostess stand but this is also the entrance to the apartment units above — awkward much? Also avoid: 2) the ‘patio’ – if you can even call it that — there’s maybe 2 tables out here and it’s so narrow I’d be surprised if you didn’t have to walk single file.
WHO YOU’LL SEE: It’s on Hollywood Blvd. so you’ll definitely see a broad range of people. From the hooker to the hippie to the slutty girls pre-club to the old friends trying to grab a simple meal and catch up — definitely a good place for people watching.
WHO TO BRING: Based on the above, I’ll leave that to you!
WHAT TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE YOU GO: If you’re going out in the area (walking distance) this is a cool joint with solid food to coat your stomach before a night of boozing. Or, if you’re meeting some friends for a drink, the bar has a cool vibe. Just be aware that on a Saturday night around 10PM, it was…not packed. Take that as you will.
WHAT TO KNOW: They have a nightly late night menu (11PM-1AM) which sounds heavenly after a few drinks — I’m sure the scene would be fun then, and a Sunday Supper Menu ($22/person) which considering the food, could definitely be worth checking out at that price.
EDDR LIFE LESSON: Keep it simple; burger & fries or just a drink and you’ll be good to go, no regrets.
A2 FINAL THOUGHT: While the food and drinks were solid, the vibe and crowd was lacking, so I definitely wouldn’t go out of my way to have dinner here on a weekend night. If your plans take you nearby, definitely check it out. And if you’re stumbling out of some Hollywood club around midnight, let us know how the late night menu is!
Still picking cauliflower out of my hair – where’s the Barber at?