It’s not often that you’ll find the words ‘Bar Marmont’ and ‘budget’ in the same sentence. Located next door to the famed Chateau Marmont, the little sister to LA’s most decadent hotel is a place where the banquettes are upholstered in velvet, the waitresses are dressed in red satin cheongsam, and lanterns are strewn above an elegant, intimately lit dining and drinking space. So: not exactly a dive bar.
And yet, Monday evenings at Bar Marmont offer one of the most glamorous nights out in town for those seeking the LA high life on a budget. On this night, and this night only, the bar serves its oysters at cost price - which means you can choose from small but sumptuous Kushis and oversized Naked Cowgirls (with accompanying mignonettes) for little more than a dollar apiece. Pair half a dozen of whatever takes your fancy with a glass of champagne and you’ve got yourself a seriously decadent start to the week, all with change from twenty bucks. See you at the bar.