Craig Trager Opens Parlour Room of Hollywood Today

Parlour Room of Hollywood
Parlour Room of Hollywood Photo: Vintage Bar Group

Today The Parlour Room of Hollywood opens on Yucca St. (yes, in Hollywood, not Los Feliz, excuse the geography error). This is another nostalgia-laced cocktail den, this time in the former home of 70’s gay bar Lemon Twist and more recently Goldfingers on Yucca. A press release informs us that the dark-wood room of booths, open-air brick patio, and antique bottles might provide the perfect place to enjoy “a precious few shots of Scotch,” though sipping it might be a better idea if it’s really that precious. What’s inside?

Owner Craig Trager (The Well, The Wood, No Bar) is a collector of cocktail recipes, inspiring him to twist up some classics like a maple syrup mint julep and a changing selection of Parlour Trick cocktails. In addition to a five-dollar martini, he’s covering a range of beers from utilitarian Schlitz to British faves Widmers and Old Speckled Hen, as well as ultra-fine Allagash Curieux. The Parlour of Hollywood opens tonight and can currently be followed on Facebook. See all the recipes for the bar’s full cocktail list, as well as the beers they have on hand, below.

The Parlour Room of Hollywood 6423 Yucca St. Hollywood. 323-463-0609


The Paddy Cocktail $10
2oz Powers, 1oz Sweet Vermouth, ½ oz Grand Marnier, 2 dashes Angostura bitters
Stir and strain into martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.

The Maple Julep $10
3oz Woodford Reserve, 6-8 mint leaves, ¾ oz maple syrup
Muddle maple syrup and mint leaves in a bucket glass. Add ice and bourbon. Shake and serve on the rocks with a sprig of mint for garnish

The Metropolitan $10
3oz Absolut, 3 sugar cubes a lemon wedge, 4 raspberries and a splash of lemonade
Muddle raspberries with sugar cubes, lemon wedge and splash of lemonade. Add ice and vodka. Shake and strain into martini glass and garnish with a raspberry on the rim

Blood and Sand $10
1 ½ oz Dewar’s, ¾ oz sweet vermouth, ¾ oz Cherry Heering, ¾ oz Orange juice ¼ oz maraschino juice
Shake and strain into martini glass. Garnish with an orange slice

Southside $10
2oz Beefeater, 1 ½ oz Lemonade, 1 ½ oz Sprite, 6-8 mint leaves, one lemon wedge
Muddle mint leaves and lemon wedge with a splash of lemonade in a tall glass. Add ice, Beefeater and 2oz of lemonade.
Shake then top with 2oz Sprite. Garnish with a wedge of lemon

Cucumber Cooler $10
2oz Bombay Sapphire, 3 sugar cubes, 3 slices cucumber, squeeze of a lemon and lime wedge, splash soda
Muddle cucumber slices, sugar cubes, and squeeze of lime and lemon wedge in a bucket glass. Add ice and gin. Shake and serve on the rocks with a splash of soda and a slice of cucumber garnish on the rim

The Parlour Trick $10 *Changes Seasonally*
2oz Ciroc Coconut Vodka, fresh lime juice, 2 sugar cubes muddled with fresh kiwi, shaken and served in a martini glass garnished with a kiwi

Pimm’s Cup $8
2oz Pimm’s, 3oz ginger ale, cucumber and lemon twist in a tall glass with ice

The Parlour Martini $5
2oz house gin, splash of dry vermouth
Stir and strain into small martini glass with an olive for garnish



$5 SCHLITZ 16oz can
$6 OLD SPECKLED HEN 16oz can
$4 PBR


Craig Trager Opens Parlour Room of Hollywood Today