How to Get Into The Writers Room Bar in Hollywood
Everything You Need to Know About Hollywood's Hottest New Bar Once Owned By James Franco
Think back to the end of February, during Oscars weekend, when there was major buzz going around town about actor James Franco opening up a new bar in Hollywood. At that time, The Writers Room was only open to a select group of insiders, but as of yesterday, it debuted with an intimate party hosted by the partners, including actor Jason Segal. Word on the street is that Franco is no longer an active partner in the venue, but it's still going to be a hot spot. Read on to get the full scoop, including how to get in:
- The Writers Room first opened its doors during Oscars weekend at the end of February when James Franco held a secret afterparty there and even sang for his guests. At the time, he was discreet about its location because he claimed that everybody at the Governors Ball wouldn't fit inside his new bar.
- While Franco was actively involved in the beginning, he is no longer a partner due to his acting commitments.
- Like many spots in Hollywood, entrance here isn't a guarantee. Look sharp and preferably drop a few important names.
- There's no exact address, but it's on Hollywood Boulevard between Las Palmas and North Cherokee Avenues. The entrance, though, is through the back of the building.
- It's dreamed up by nightlife visionary Nur Khan, the man behind NYC hot spots like The Gramercy Park Hotel’s Rose Bar and The Electric Room at the Dream Downtown Hotel, along with film producer Holly Wiersma and owner of Supperclub Abdi Manavi.
- Actor Jason Segal was handpicked by the team to join him in this endeavor alongside other industry insiders like Academy Award-winning screenwriter William Monahan and actor Jack Huston.
- The space used to once be the back room of Hollywood's oldest restaurant, Musso & Frank. Currently The Writers Room is behind Supperclub (6675 Hollywood Blvd.).
- The in-house mixologist, Daniel Nelson, is one of LA's top. He was behind hot spots like The Doheny, Spago, Providence, and Hungry Cat.
- The vibe inside mimics its old-school past from the '30s and '40s, so expect antique touches like a chandelier that hangs from the 25-foot ceiling.
- Other design touches include amber lighting, wood floors, mirrors on walls, and a Parisian-inspired elevator cage from a pre-war era NYC building.
- The bar is open Thursdays through Saturdays, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 323-491-4148 for more info on how to get in.
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