Lock & Key
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- 98%Nightlife Lovers
- 66%Luxury Travelers
- 64%Local Culture
- 51%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (6)
- Lock & KeyFeb 03, 2014
I was invited to happy hour here. Typically if you said bar in ktown, images of young Koreans and soju but this more of a Hollywood type $$ bar.
Parking: Metered street parking.
It was empty when we came in.
If you come early in the evening, there is no bouncer. We did see the bouncer on the way out.
I did enjoy the challenge of looking for the correct door handle. (Don't want to say pulling on a knob like other reviews).
Service: It was not crowded so our group had our exclusive bartender. :)
We ordered some fries. Salty fries goes well with beer/drinks.
In the outside patio area, they had huge floor size chess pieces. Maybe next time, I will challenge someone to a game.
Naked pina - not bad.
Strawberry mule - better.
I got to try my friends' drinks but I don't remember the names.
First round down, next round, another bar in ktown.
Overall, chill place to start the evening, when not crowded/event night.
- Lock & KeyMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversJan 22, 2014
I really liked this place, but my experience was definitely not the friday/saturday night experience with the crowded bar, no parking, lines, dress code, bad service etc etc that everyone writes about... and here's why:
1. I went on a Sunday night
2. I found street parking right outside
3. There was no crowd at all. I was in the doorknob room for a bit, pulling on all the knobs, before a group came in and said IT'S THAT KNOB OVER THERE (YOU NOOB)
4. It was so chill. Perfect place to chit chat
5. The bartender made delicious cocktails... tried whiskey with strawberry, whiskey with tomato, gin with cucumber, gin with strawberry and champagne. I don't know what any of them were called, as we left it up to the bartender. They were all really yummy... and stronger than they tasted.
6. They gave us complimentary edamame! wooot
7. The bartender gave us water with cucumber, without us asking. It was constantly refilled, without us asking. I had to go to the bathroom a million times.
And some tips:
- It's located right next to the 76 gas station
- Street parking onlyRecommended for:Nightlife Lovers
- Lock & KeyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Jan 02, 2014
Guess I got lucky and had a great experience at Lock & Key.
Been wanting to check this place out for a while but didn't care to got somewhere that EVERYBODY was talking about... waiting in line to walk through the hidden door seemed less magical.
Our group got to take our time to look for the right door knob to enter the lounge. The place wasn't crowded yet and we scored a booth (*note: gratuity is included if you get booth service).
- Our service was good. 3.5 stars. Wish she pointed out that gratuity was included in our check when she dropped it off.
- Angry Bird: They tasted like those yummy popcorn chicken sandwiched with hawaiian bread. You only get 3, seemed a bit pricey... but I think this is the most popular one on the menu.
- GB (garlic butter) Fries: yum, covered in butter. It's a decent size to share with 2-3 people.
- PB&J deep fried bread dessert: bf said it tasted like funnel cake. It tasted like donut with peanut butter to me. Pretty huge.
- Torpedo: Can't taste the alcohol! Fruity (with egg white!) and you can taste the ginger beer. The popular drink?
- My boyfriend got some stiff cocktails. I'm glad I didn't order Shady...something. I do recommend it if you like something stiff with whiskey.
- Lock & KeyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12First to ReviewApr 04, 2013
The newest speakeasy in Los Angeles. It gets way too busy on the weekends so try to check it out on a weekday. Their dress code constantly changes so be on the safe side and dress in cocktail attire. I believe a lot of people go, as I did, for the novelty of it. I don't see myself visiting Lock & Key again anytime soon, but I do recommend checking it out at least once!