The Tar Pit

The Tar Pit

"A beautiful art-deco inspired lounge to suit any occasion; an intimate dinner or a grand celebration!"

609 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA
(323) 965-1300 serving: Central LA, Melrose

Sidewalk Score: 7 out of 10

The Low Down


What to Drink: The Tar Pit is known for its classic cocktails, but Campanile Wine Director Taylor Parsons also has put together a nice list of 27 glasses of wine for those who aren't exactly "Manhattan' types.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

This venture from chef Mark Peel (Campanile) is named for the La Brea Tar Pits. Once you've passed the black door evocative of a club rather than a restaurant, you discover a space elegantly decorated in a 1940s style, with a long bar on…
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By Runner82 at Citysearch

We recently came into the Tar Pit to have drinks for our friend's birthday. . . I was not expecting it to be so beautiful especially because of the... Read More

Good hapy hour
By EllenZ at Citysearch

Great drinks. Food is bleah. Bartenders are awesome, but table service can be pretty bad. Read More

Come for "Guilded Hour" drinks only
By Ambiggity at Citysearch

The Guilded Hour is from 5pm - 6:30pm which really amounts to a "happy hour and a half". The drinks I LOVED while the food was just kind of "meh". ... Read More

Keep Searching
By atcolette at Citysearch

We made reservation for six. When we got there, they didn't have our reservation, so we waited...for a while. Drinks, food, presentation and waitre... Read More

Stay Away
By Foodie FAn at Citysearch

What a horrible experience we had at this so called establishment. Jay Perrin (one of the owners) is an absolute horrible human being. I think he t... Read More