6801 Hollywood Blvd #411
Hollywood, CA 90028
Parking: Underground Parking at Hollywood & Highland – $2 for 4 hours with Validation (To avoid the craziness of Hollywood & Highland, we’d advise avoiding the escalators and instead take the parking elevator straight up to the 4th floor) Days: Monday-Saturday
Times: Monday-Friday – 4-7pm; Saturday – 2-5pm
Drink Deals: $5 Draft Beers, Well Cocktails, Select Red & White Wines, and House-made Sangria
Food Deals: $4-7 Bites
Our beloved BoHo by the Arclight has changed locations, but retained much of the same feel with its hip cozy décor and “elevated comfort food” menu. After occupying its previous space at Sunset & Argyle, BoHo can now be found on the 4th floor of Hollywood & Highland and that’s an interesting change. It’s high above the street-level mix of tourists and kooky folks peddling cd’s, trips to stars homes, their bodies, etc, but there’s still no mistaking that BoHo is at Hollywood & Highland with its views of the complex and the Hollywood sign.
We weren’t sure what kind of crowd to expect during a recent Tuesday night visit, and were glad to find a mix of locals and tourists enjoying Happy Hour at the bar, patio and cocktail tables, as well as dinner in the dining areas. We were also happy to find the same Happy Hour deals we enjoyed at Boho’s first location – including a selection of over 20 $5 draft beers! BoHo swaps out the beers somewhat regularly, but with a selection that varied, there’s usually something for every palette – even my girl-beer palette choice of Framboise Lambic! JG went for the current $5 red wine, a cabernet named Red 4.
Truffle Fries ($6)
Bianca Verde Pizza ($7)
We quickly set about ordering food from the HH menu and decided on the $4 Belgian Fries (w/ aioli and a sweet housemade ketchup), the $6 Truffle Fries (like the Belgian fries, but with truffle oil and grated cheese and herbs), the $6 Pork Belly sliders (w/ fresh made coleslaw), and the $7 Bianca-Verde pizza (w/ preserved lemon, garlic, ricotta, arugula, and grated reggiano). Everything was as tasty as I remembered it at the first location, though I would recommend spending an extra $2 for the Truffle fries, which were tres magnifique! Also worth noting is the healthy portion sizes – the $7 pizza along with another appetizer could easily feed a pair of friends, star-crossed lovers, sworn enemies, or any other dynamic duo :).
JG stuck with her red wine for Happy Hour Drink #2, while I switched to the $5 Happy Hour white wine – Brassfield Serenity White Blend, a quite refreshing selection for a spring night. With a little room still left in our bellies, we shared an order of the delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread Pudding, which JG remarked had just the right texture – like her mom’s!
BoHo’s touts itself as Hollywood’s first Gastropub and although its status as “first” may be up for debate, they definitely do the Gastropub genre proud with their great selection of beers and their tasty menu. It’s also a great spot for both girls & guys – there are plenty of TV’s for sports fans, but there’s also something sweet about the cooler-than Cracker Barrel-esque décor that make it feel homey enough, to well, host a book club meeting at! Ooh, I like this idea!
Rating: 4.5 Martinis