Blue Collar Los Angeles, Guide & Review
Blue Collar cocktail den with a nor vibe & old school light fixtures serves up traditional drinks. Blue Collar operates Monday through Thursday from 7pm to 1am, Friday through Saturday 7pm to 2am, and Sunday from 7pm to 12am. Settle in for a night of heavy cocktail drinking to the soothing tempo of Elvis and Frank Sinatra. With Oldfield’s alum Aaron Stepka manning the program, you can expect stiff swirls made with house-made ingredients and a top-class team who take craft very seriously. Blue Collar bar isn’t some podunk dive bar as the name might suggest. A curtained doorway leads to a classy little throwback lounge decked out in mirrors, red leather, framed Hollywood icons and plenty of mid-century vibe. It’s a quite transformation from Sheddy’s, the humdrum wine pub that previously occupied the space.
Blue Collar features incredibly delicious cocktails, awesome drinks, good vibes inside, great relaxed atmosphere, great ambiance, good chic decor, awesome service, delicious food, large drink selection, friendly bartenders, stylish interior, great music, and amazing happy hour. Blue Collar is a great place for events! Be forewarned that there are no menus here, just expert bartenders who make both classic and inventive concoctions. If you like a particular libation they’ve whipped up, ask them to write the recipe down – they’ll then save it in their rolodex under your name for a future visit. Only then will you have become a true Blue Collar regular. The crowd is a mix of 30 something regulars arriving straight from work and partying with boozehounds who’ve stumbled this place. Low ceilings and intimate digs make this an excellent destination for a quite, after-work escape, or refuge from the crowds at the Grove around the corner.
This place is great, and always has good conversation. Really cool place with a fun Old Hollywood glamour feel.