So you're in Hollywood. You need a respectable dinner. Or a round of pre-club shots. Or some dessert. Or a
quick lunch. Or a beer cocktail.
Okay, so sometimes you're a little all over the place. So you could use one single open-air kind of spot
that can manage all of the above—welcome to Essex Public House
, soft-opening Thursday.
In the former home of Parc, you'll now find an industrial pub that brings a little of the gritty Lower East
Side to Hollywood Boulevard via two distinct but flowing spaces. Old brick, ramshackle tile and illuminated
steel surround one room's dominant oak-topped bar, and thanks to the doors that open all the way across, the
dining area at the entrance is a room that's actually a patio. (Or maybe a patio that's actually a
It's all meant to convey a casually neighborhood-y, anything-goes vibe, fueled by upscale versions of old
classics. You might go for some Figs in a Blanket
to start, then maybe the Chicken and
and Banana-Bacon Fritters
—all with help from a boutique-heavy list of nearly 60
beers, like an Arrogant Bastard or a Hollywood Blonde
And we know how you like those.
Essex Public House
6683 Hollywood Blvd
(E. of Las Palmas)
Los Angeles, CA 90028