Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bonus Tracks: B-Side at Rolling Stone Lounge

As you walk North on Highland Avenue by the Hollywood and Highland complex you may notice an unmarked door on the left side of the street.   What is behind this door you may wonder?  B-Side, a tiny bar serving bespoke and classic cocktails in a chill rock and roll environment.  Who could have conceived of such a dastardly scheme?  Only Tricia Alley (below), of Providence and Eva restaurants, working with the owners of the new Rolling Stone Lounge.

Alley has created a short menu of cocktails; there is also a brief food menu, which is available due to B Side's status as both its own entity and part of the Rolling Stone Lounge.  The capacity of B-Side is small so plan ahead.  A highlight of the menu is the Highlander, made with Famous Grouse blended scotch whiskey, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, house made clover honey syrup and Regan’s No.6 orange bitters.

Each Wednesday night, Alley has invited a top bartender to show off their skills.  Last week Naomi Schimek of the Spare Room was the guest and tonight Marcos Tello of 1886 and The Varnish will be mixing cocktails during an evening sponsored by Cointreau.  The bouncer sometimes asks who you are there to see, so tonight the answer is Marcos Tello and any night the answer is Tricia Alley.  Just be prepared to drink something delicious.

B-Side: 6801 Hollywood Blvd (entrance on Highland), Hollywood.  Phone: (323) 464-4000


  1. I wandered around Rolling Stone Lounge for a few minutes after a double feature at the Egyptian Theatre last week, but didn't make it to B-Side. What are the cocktail prices like? Beers on tap?

  2. The cocktails are $13 each, so not cheap. I am not a fan of the H&H complex but its nice to have Library Bar, B-Side, Les Deux all nearby.

    I don't remember if they have beer on tap as it is such a small space they don't have the volume to do a real program. Capacity is so small there.