If you are familiar with Beverly Hills, you probably know that it does not do nightlife particularly well. So, you are probably thinking Beverly Hills nightlife on a budget?—no such thing! The truth is that Beverly Hills is not known for budget or nightlife.
Indeed, if there are any budgets, they are found in the restaurants that cater to the Beverly Hills lunch crowd of young attorneys, junior agents, and assistants scourging North and South Beverly looking for affordable lunch spots while their bosses dine among the likes of Spago and Mastro’s.
Yet, one bright spot in the land of the overpriced is The Honor Bar, which must have had these young professionals in mind when it opened in April 2010. Located near the corner of Wilshire and South Beverly Drive, The Honor Bar is the companion lounge to the full restaurant, the South Beverly Grill.
Being a Hillstone Restaurant, expectations for The Honor Bar were high, but in a surprising twist, these expectations were met. The Honor Bar provides a cool and classy, yet unpretentious, atmosphere to enjoy live music, watch sports, or converse with friends and co-workers over food and drinks.
With a menu of affordable items (sides and dishes range from $3-$10), a nice selection of wine by the glass, beer and cocktails, a plethora of flat-screen televisions, and a young, attractive and friendly wait staff, The Honor Bar is the perfect place for a casual date or post-workday drinks.
Though the menu is limited, it provides enough variety to please everyone—the menu includes, among other things, sushi, hamburgers veggie and beef, sandwiches, and a kale salad. Not to be missed is the side of French Fries that come with three dipping sauces.
The cherry on top to this classy, cozy locale is the live jazz music played nightly. Be careful though, there is no happy hour and the space is not great for large parties, so be careful not to invite too many people to enjoy this budget find!