The Eat Sheet: Where to Grab a Drink After Work Near the Studios
Three new and renovated evening spots just off the studios' lots are ideal for unwinding off-the-clock.
Near 20th Century Fox: SmithHouse Tap & Grill
Curtis Nysmith’s casually masculine sports-oriented spot is calibrated for the Century City crowd, with its menu of slightly tweaked classics—bison sliders, pastrami-seasoned tuna—and serious craft beer list, from Belgians like Unibroue Maudite to West Coast options like Racer 5 IPA. 10351 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 310.432.4360, smithhousela.com
Near Sony Pictures: Oldfields Liquor Room
Bobby Green, the booze baron behind Bigfoot Lodge and Thirsty Crow, turned his gaudy former Saints & Sinners space into this penny-tiled, vintage-fixated ode to mixology-grade cocktails. (Expect the bartenders to mete out egg white, absinthe and peach bitters). 10899 Venice Blvd., L.A., 310.842.8066, oldfieldsliquorroom.com
Near Paramount: The Three Clubs
This venerable alkie hall launched the Hollywood renaissance when it bowed 20 years ago. Recently emerging from a light facelift, Marc Smith and Matthew Webb’s tripartite lounge now boasts a refurbished rear bar running a special cocktail menu that includes drinks like the whiskey-powered Spicy One, which melds agave, lime, basil and jalapeno. 1123 Vine St., L.A., 323.462.6441, threeclubs.com