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  • Did a full day walking tour of LA. Our tour guide Damien was very knowledgeable & passionate about giving us all the information in a clear & concise way. The tour was very well planned & organised & was not tiring.

    Hp108 TripAdvisor
  • We did The Real Hollywood tour & loved it! The tour was at a great pace & the guide (Vicky) was very knowledgeable & made the tour fun. Thank you!

    Lisa Montesanti Google
  • Stuart was so knowledgeable & was worth the day with him. I had been to LA multiple times before but this is the first time I had taken a tour - so thrilled to have this experience with my mom & sister. I would recommend this tour again & again.

    Steph S. Yelp
  • We had an amazing DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost tour with Damien & Dante... thank you very much from the Italian girls... very interesting & funny… absolutely recommended!

    Lucrezia Scamarcio Facebook
  • This tour was awesome! Stuart is very knowledgeable, likeable & fun. The stops on the tour were very interesting & I learned a lot. I’ve been on quite a few tours of this nature & this was one of my favorites - highly recommend!

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  • Did a walking tour of LA (LA in a Day). Vicky started us off with the Hollywood tour & Damien (who is also the owner) was our guide for the rest of the day. The entire day was awesome, I suggest this tour. There isn't that much walking, to be honest. It's very fun!

    Mel L Google
  • My boyfriend & I took the DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost tour with Stuart as our guide & had the most amazing time! We had experiences we will never forget! We were able to see parts & people of Los Angeles that we never would have without Stuart. I give this 10/10. If we visit again, this will be at the top of our to do list!

    Michelle B. Yelp
  • Absolutely amazing! Highly recommend taking both The Real Hollywood Tour & the Central Downtown LA tour! Our time in LA wouldn't have been the same. Great way to learn about the city, see it from a different angle, explore the local life & learn about its history & filming industry. Damien our guide was fantastic!

    Sara Pozueta Facebook
  • Sylvie was our host & was fantastic. She had a lot of local knowledge & gave her unique perspective as someone who had moved to the area many years ago, so she had an outsider's as well as an insider's perspective. The tour gave us a great overview of Santa Monica & Venice & set us up for a great rest of the day.

    Gregory Airbnb
  • We took 2 tours, the Santa Monica & Venice Bike tour (with Sylvie) & the Real Hollywood tour (with Damien). Both were great & highly recommended. Sylvie & Damien were informative, knowledgeable & easy to talk to. They were like you were with friends. We were traveling as a family of 4 with 2 boys (15 & 12). We all enjoyed the tours.

    Paula Lindgren Google

Hollywood Speakeasy Bar Tour

LA info

Price

$65 / pp
Includes food

Walking

2 miles
An easy walking distance

Time

6pm – 9pm (3 hours)
Tour the bars of Hollywood & learn the area’s many secrets

What is the Hollywood Speakeasy Bar Tour?

It’s a time-traveling caper that starts by whisking you back to golden-age Hollywood, then transports you to a rooftop bar overlooking the neon-lit streets, before taking you inside a hidden historic speakeasy and the birthplace of the Oscars.

The Hollywood Speakeasy Bar tour starts at the famed Frolic Room (inside the Pantages Theatre). Since the 1930’s the bar has been used by many actors that graced the stage next door and was a regular haunt of the bibulous poet Charles Bukowski. Next we’ll visit a recent arrival here from France, Mama Shelter – and her beautiful rooftop bar. From there we can look over the rooftops and see all the way from the iconic Hollywood Sign to the towers of downtown Los Angeles. After leaving Mama behind we’ll discover a speakeasy bar that’s hidden in the oldest house in Hollywood, before ending the tour at a glamorous restaurant used by the stars from 1919 to today. During the course of the night we’ll regale you with stories and anecdotes detailing how this small farming town in the Wild West became the most famous place on earth. By the end of the tour you’ll have learned a lot about the history of Hollywood, enjoyed cocktails that fitted each time and location and eaten some good food. In other words a great experience of Los Angeles.

Join us on the Hollywood Speakeasy Bar Tour and have the adventure of a nighttime.

BAR LOCATIONS

Frolic Room

Mama Shelter

Boardners

No Vacancy

Pig’n Whistle Cafe

Snow White Cafe

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

We do not accept incentives from any bar in order to take you there. All the bars we visit on the tour are included in order to fit the experience, not get us a commission.

LOGISTICS & DETAILS

*Cost: $65 pp (5% of what you pay goes to Climate Cents, a local climate change organization).

*Walking Distance: 2 miles.

*Tour starts 6 pm, Thursday, Pantages Theatre, opposite Hollywood and Vine Metro station (photo of meeting point).

*Tour finishes 9 pm, Hollywood & Highland.

*We visit 4 bars, each for about 30 minutes.

*3 Tapas style tasting dishes are included, for the equivalent of a 2 course meal.

*There’s a big range of food options and all types of diet can be accommodated (Vegetarian, Vegan etc). Please email us if you have any dietary restrictions.

YOU CAN BOOK THIS AS A PRIVATE TOUR STARTING AT JUST $390 FOR UP TO 6 GUESTS

DISCLAIMERS

This tour is in English. If your English isn’t fluent this may not be the best option for you. We do not offer this tour in any other language at this time.

Drinks are not included. We recommend a cocktail in each bar, based on various Hollywood eras and the bar’s location. Cocktails are $10-13 each – with sales tax and a $1 tip that’s $12-15. You don’t have to order a cocktail – or any drink.

This a walking tour and we move at a reasonable pace. If you have mobility issues please book a private tour.

We never cancel tours in advance due to the weather conditions.

Aim to get to the meeting point 10-15 minutes early. If you’re late you may miss the tour.

Full refund or exchange available up to 48 hours before tour start time.

You must book in advance.

Itinerary

Subject to change at our discretion.

Hollywood Speakeasy Bar Tour
Frolic Room, theatre bar since the 1930's
Hollywood Speakeasy Bar Tour
Have cocktails that fit the era & location of each bar
Pig'n Whistle, the bar at the legendary Egyptian Theatre since 1922
Visit the speakeasy hidden inside this 1902 house
where to eat in los angeles
THE place to be seen from 1920's to the 1950's & still used by the stars
Hollywood Speakeasy Bar Tour
The birthplace of the Academy Awards Ceremony & a beautiful bar