Inside The Spare Room, Hollywood’s Hidden Cocktail Gem
You don’t just stumble upon The Spare Room when you’re in Hollywood—visitors have to seek out the intimate cocktail lounge, located up a marble staircase and tucked behind a dramatic set of dark wood double doors on the second floor of the historic Hollywood Roosevelt. But once you find it, it’s the kind of place
The Restoration of David Hockney’s Underwater Work of Art
When the water moves in the Tropicana Pool at the Hollywood Roosevelt, it seems to dance — in waves, yes, but also side-to-side, back-and-forth, in all directions. It’s almost as if the bold blue curves painted on the bottom surface of the pool are crawling. But there’s much more to those paint strokes than simple
4 Sophisticated Alternatives to Hollywood Star Map Tours
LA is synonymous with celebrities, which may explain why so many tours offered around town focus on the stars. Whether it’s driving by over-the-top homes of the rich and famous, hitting the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or getting shuttled to the sites of notable Hollywood deaths (a bit too macabre for some), there’s no shortage
Women Crush Wednesdays: A Spotlight on Hollywood’s All-Female Comedy Showcase
“I’ve literally spent my whole life with people calling me a [expletive],” Marcella Arguello says on her new comedy album, The Woke Bully. “And in the last year, I’m suddenly inspiring.” The recognition is deserved. Every Wednesday night at The Lab at the Hollywood Improv, Arguello performs and curates the lineup for Women Crush Wednesdays,
Inside Oscar Night’s Star-Studded Governors Ball
Throwing a cocktail party can be an intense undertaking, even for the most experienced of hosts — from planning the menu to keeping glasses filled and guests happy, there’s no shortage of effort involved.
Inside LA’s Vista Theatre, an Icon of Movie History
There are two projectors upstairs at the Vista Theatre. They sit side by side, constant reminders of the single-screen movie house’s past and future: One, a full-fledged, operational 35mm projector, still in use for some of the theater’s throwback screenings, sits to the left; the other, a sharp, but plastic, unit, is set up to
Inside The Magic Show at The Roosevelt
It’s difficult to write about magic without spoiling the show. The proper unit of measurement in a performance is the trick, and to talk about the trick is to strip it of its power – its ability to surprise, amuse, and delight. In The Magic Show at The Roosevelt, comic and comedian Justin Willman does
5 Amazing Exhibits in LA to See Right Now
While La La Land is best known for its Hollywood-centric sites, enviable weather, and bustling nightlife, it’s also home to some world-class culture including a string of impressive museums focused on everything from art to photography to history to science. Below, five exhibits worth considering during your next stay at The Hollywood Roosevelt. Yayoi
Eat Your Way Through LA’s Finest Food Halls
Getting everyone in your group to agree on which restaurant to hit up for lunch isn’t always the easiest feat… and that’s probably why the culinary powers-that-be created food halls, gloriously spacious spots that are home to multiple food purveyors all within mere feet of each other. We’re not talking ‘80s-style mall food courts here,
Bring Your Own Vinyl: Record Night in Los Angeles
The hook to Record Club, a twice-monthly get-together at downtown Los Angeles’ Bernadette’s, is simple enough: Bring a record – any record – and the bar will play it. That “any,” though, has sometimes been taken quite literally. “There were a couple of people who would try to mess with me, and see how far
From Pac-Man to Pinball: LA’s Coolest Arcade Bars
While modern smartphones have placed sophisticated video games right at our fingertips, there’s still something irresistible about visiting an old-school arcade – the kind you probably hit up more than once as a kid. Thankfully, someone came up with the idea of giving adults a side of gaming nostalgia with their cocktails via the arcade
5 Vegan Dishes You Need to Eat in LA
Vegan food once had a reputation as being little more than bland beans and steamed spinach. But as more people are giving veganism a try (even the beloved Queen Bey!) and others are simply trying get a health boost from more plant-based eating, plenty of restaurants around town (including The Hollywood Roosevelt’s own Public Kitchen
Take a Chance: Monday Night Residencies in LA
It’s hours before R&B performer Tolliver takes the stage for the final night of his monthlong “Lazy Gays in Black Turtlenecks” residency, which he’s shared with singer and emcee Eddington Again. He’s one new jacket and one art installation away from being ready to perform for the first time with a backing string section. “We
Taika Waititi photographed at The Hollywood Roosevelt
The ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ director is a fashion superhero in his own right.
The Loving Somm, Lelañea Fulton talks wines and The Rosy Oyster
Lelañea Fulton is not someone who is easily missed in a crowded restaurant.
A Tribe Called Quest is timeless
Cue “Can I Kick It?”
Making as much noise as possible: An interview with Diplo
Diplo defies any common convention.
AFI Film Festival comes to Hollywood
The 13th annual film festival lights up Hollywood Boulevard November 10-17.
David Hockney’s visual autobiography has arrived
The magnum opus covers the famed artist’s illustrious career.
Eat your vegetables
Lucky Peach’s Power Vegetables! event includes cocktails from The Spare Room.
Condé Nast Traveler names The Hollywood Roosevelt as 2016 Reader’s Choice
This is the 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, which are considered among the most prestigious nods in the travel industry.
Raising the bar
The Hollywood Roosevelt now proudly stocks hand-crafted, premium cocktails by BTL SVC.
Nine astonishing premiere parties
Movie and television premieres might look like glamorous nights on the town, but the stars on the red carpet and everyone behind the scenes put in a lot of work to make them look like so much fun.
Halloween at The Hollywood Roosevelt
Halloween kicks off a few days early this year with a party at The Hollywood Roosevelt featuring a live performance by Big Sean on October 29th.
Sipping cocktails poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt’s Tropicana
No this is not a fantasy.
Esquivel and The Spare Room will have you bowling in style
A new collaboration between the famed shoe designer and The Hollywood Roosevelt’s bowling speakeasy launches.
The Spare Room is crowned Bar of the Year
According to Time Out, Yael Vengroff and her talented crew are “having a bona fide moment in LA’s current cocktail climate.”