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Black Market Liquor Bar

Cocktail Bar, Gastropub, and Tapas Restaurant$$$$
Studio City, Studio City
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  • Brad H.
    Brad Hager2 weeks ago
    GREAT place, nice clientele. Very good craft cocktails, food is really good too. The fried spring rolls (pic) are AMAZING!!
  • Jason C.
    Jason CMay 26
    Everything we tried at brunch was delicious, but the biscuits were more like scones than biscuits.
  • Angelica D.
    Fried cauliflower, dill chips, and shrimp toast = 👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 18
    The cavernous dining room feels like a party every night, while the market-driven plates are sure to please anyone at your table. Read more
  • Wilson F.
    Wilson Favre-DelerueNovember 27, 2016
    Mediocre food compensated for by extremely friendly and helpful service staff.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondOctober 6, 2016
    Cool place for drinks and small plates, the deviled quail eggs are amazing!
  • Jason H.
    Jason H.August 5, 2016
    Very very loud. Cool small plates to share but forget trying to talk to the people you are with.
  • Rayshawn W.
    Rayshawn WilliamsMay 31, 2016
    The grilled corn is excellent. You get a different flavor with each corn assuming you use one of the seasonings/sauces/cheese that's given per corn.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsJanuary 8, 2016
    Check out Black Market Liquor Bar as it was featured on Guilty Pleasures for Deep fried fluffer-nutter sandwich Read more
  • Sydney W.
    Sydney WilliamsJanuary 6, 2016
    Amber & Embers cocktail is legit. Shrimp toasts are bomb. Everything we tried was INCREDIBLE.
  • Francois F.
    Francois FrizatOctober 12, 2015
    The cheese plate is great
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SmytheAugust 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely have the fried cauliflower and ricotta nudi!
  • Nick S.
    Nick StanzioneJuly 18, 2015
    Cocktails (strawberry jalapeño one has a nice kick), fried cauliflower surprisingly delicious, gnudi and tagliatelle 👌 the fried nutter butter if you still have any room left
  • Flobo B.
    Flobo BoyceJune 11, 2015
    Brown furniture, overpriced drinks and grub and a place to be seen. It's Starbucks for the "after work" set
  • Abi P.
    Abi PanickerMay 31, 2015
    Somewhat slow service, good cocktails
  • Liberty T.
    Liberty TMarch 26, 2015
    Private room seats up to 15. Call to reserve for 6+
  • Martini M.
    Martini MikeMarch 20, 2015
    Finally made it in and was impressed. Great staff, tapas, and cocktails! I will be back.
  • Arnie P.
    Arnie PanameñoFebruary 16, 2015
    The Old Cuban is tart in flavour but has a nice rum kick.
  • Arnie P.
    Arnie PanameñoFebruary 16, 2015
    Order the BBQ short rib it is the perfect little slider.
  • Arnie P.
    Arnie PanameñoFebruary 16, 2015
    The meatballs are rich and delicious do not pass them up.
  • Nik R.
    Nik RFebruary 13, 2015
    Good ambience, good stock on the bar. :)
  • Speedy L.
    Speedy LicoJanuary 23, 2015
    Recommend peel and eat shrimp and a Red, hot & bothered to start things off!
  • ashton k.
    ashton kutcherOctober 25, 2014
    Trout toast
  • Redwood
    RedwoodOctober 2, 2014
    Overproofed bourbon
  • Christina A.
    Christina AnwarSeptember 25, 2014
    Everything
  • Walter L.
    Walter LaraSeptember 18, 2014
    Good drinks
  • Erin K.
    Erin KFSeptember 13, 2014
    The mussels are incredible! Always love the food and the drinks.
  • Linda Z.
    Linda ZimmermanSeptember 8, 2014
    Steamed mussels. Dill chips. Everything on the menu.
  • David M.
    David M.September 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    They stir their Vespers because they respect the gin. +1
  • Lara
    LaraSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the "hot and bothered" -- you're welcome
  • Traci K.
    Traci Kato-kiriyamaAugust 23, 2014
    Everything we pointed to, we liked. Savory or sweet!
  • Ali O.
    Ali OopAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Deviled quail eggs. Can't ever have a meal here without them. Perfect to go with drinks.
  • Ali O.
    Ali OopAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Cocktails are solid - so solid that I save my beer & wine orders for other places.
  • Larissa V.
    Larissa VazJune 24, 2014
    Scallops, please! The Boulevard Double Wide IPA is a good call too.
  • Klara L.
    Klara LichtJune 23, 2014
    Great cocktails. Mr. Broccoli is doing a great job. The mussels have a great spicy sweet sauce. And try the date cake. Seems to be a date place ...
  • Jackie G.
    Jackie GudgelMay 4, 2014
    The sign is blank and doesn't say anything.. The valet tipped me off that I was in the right place. Drinks are strong! Love it.
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GerdesMarch 29, 2014
    Amazing! You can not change any of the food. But well worth it. Everything was very unique and amazingly prepared!
  • sandy p.
    sandy pantherFebruary 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    GET THE DILL CHIPS DAMMIT.
  • sandy p.
    sandy pantherFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    GET THE DILL CHIPS NO MATTER WHAT.
  • Vy
    VyJanuary 5, 2014
    Old Cuban strong drink but taste great and buzz
  • Shaul D.
    Shaul DvirAugust 19, 2013
    Cool place. Real noisy so no first dates there. There is a secret room in the back. But AC is poor.
  • Chase F.
    Chase FritchleAugust 10, 2013
    Cocktails are filled with ice. Test the bartenders and order without. :)
  • Tiffany A.
    Tiffany AJuly 18, 2013
    The tapas were good but extremely overpriced. If you can't afford it don't even try. The service is horrific. Just because the food I expensive some of the servers think their 💩 doesn't stink. Mean..
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The dull potato chips are additive!
  • Aristotle D.
    Aristotle DreherJune 25, 2013
    The fried cauliflower is delightful.
  • Steph K.
    Steph KavrakisJune 11, 2013
    I fucking love Lake!
  • Chris K.
    Chris KApril 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Nutella ice cream!
  • TheYumYum F.
    TheYumYum FoodieApril 23, 2013
    It's "ok" the food is nothing to write home about and a little overpriced for what you get. It's not a bad place by any means but you can do much better just a block away.
  • Beau C.
    Beau ColburnApril 14, 2013
    Delicious food and a great drink menu. Surprised to see a Kingston Swizzle on the menu, to my wife’s delight.
  • LA Home & Style
    LA Home & StyleMarch 11, 2013
    Serving wonderfully creative cocktails and amazing food and great place to unwind.
  • Lisa
    LisaMarch 5, 2013
    This place sure knows how to do mixology properly! Red Hot and Bothered cocktail was delicious and perfectly balanced. Tapas were delicious as well.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SimpkinsFebruary 25, 2013
    The new sope is amazing! Every Spanish flavor you could imagine in one bite!
  • Jasmine F.
    Jasmine FaustFebruary 24, 2013
    Amazing cocktail list but order off menu. Go with a sidecar (meant to be made with cognac) and perfectly balanced! I am am an admitted classic cocktail snob and it did not did not disappoint! :-)
  • Ben E.
    Ben EspantoFebruary 10, 2013
    Try the Mussels, Mussel Emulsion and Lemon Gelatine -
  • Claire B.
    Claire BergerFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is great! I recommend the Red Hot & Bothered cocktail and the Oxtail Ragu.
  • Jon R.
    Jon ReepDecember 16, 2012
    The chicken boa here is better than the chicken boa across the street at "take a boa". How boa that!?
  • Bollare
    BollareNovember 27, 2012
    Artfully prepared cocktails and DELISH eats from Top Chef Antonia Lofaso. Go and order the spicy chocolate pudding. –Ashley
  • Neesa R.
    Neesa RNOctober 13, 2012
    Great ambiance. The Red Hot and Bothered was delish, not too spicy & the food was good - Short ribs on brioche is a must try!
  • Erin R.
    Erin RottOctober 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Drink and eat! Everything is amazing.
  • Joe P.
    Joe ParrilliAugust 23, 2012
    Go on Tuesday/Wednesday,because that's when Lacey is at the bar and she rocks! (Ray and Anthony also rock). Good booze, great drinks, deep fried fluffer nutter, there's no better combo anywhere!
  • Christina B.
    Christina BrehmAugust 16, 2012
    Red Hot and Bothered. Spicy and a little sweet... amazing!!
  • Alyse F.
    Alyse FarrokhiMay 18, 2012
    Order the mussels!
  • Gail H.
    Gail HMay 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Gnudi and burrata crostini!
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackMarch 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't come here if you want to hear your date. Bad acoustics.
  • Evan G.
    Evan GramisFebruary 18, 2012
    Like waiting?
  • Joe J.
    Joe JohnsonFebruary 12, 2012
    The Amber and Embers is amazing... But, you must like whiskey to appreciate it. Thanks to original tipster.
  • Joe J.
    Joe JohnsonFebruary 12, 2012
    Don't come here right now...to crowded... But, very nice nonetheless.
  • Scott S.
    Scott SalmonJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Check out the brand-new cocktail menu!
  • Aling Z.
    Aling ZhangJanuary 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't forget to save room for dessert. The deep fried fluffer nutter is a perfect blend of bananas, peanut butter, and mallow. All wrapped up and fried to golden perfection.
  • Aling Z.
    Aling ZhangJanuary 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Be adventurous and ask the bartender to make you something off the menu. You can't go wrong with trusting some of the best mixologists LA has to offer. Don't forget to tip well!
  • Dan W.
    Dan Walsh RealtorJanuary 16, 2012
    Scotch and Bourbon selection is great
  • Zack J.
    Zack JeromeDecember 10, 2011
    Eat and drink things and maybe punch a stranger!
  • Gennefer G.
    Gennefer GrossDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    You must get the Ricotta Gnudi! Hands down, one of the best dishes you will ever consume. And be sure to swirl the gnudi around in the brown butter. Melt-in-your-mouth heaven.
  • Matthew R.
    Matthew RayDecember 5, 2011
    Oxtail ragu and fluffier nutter! But smells kinda weird in here
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't park in the back alley past 10pm, else you'll get a ticket. The signs aren't obvious but it still counts.
  • Carly W.
    Carly WhiteDecember 2, 2011
    Drink the Red Hot & Bothered!
  • Amber j L.
    Amber j LawsonNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ladies: get red hot and bothered. AND the ricotta gnudi
  • Kat W.
    Kat WittNovember 21, 2011
    The peel and eat shrimp are a must. Exceptional.
  • Jackie J.
    Jackie JoyrideNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Josiah, the new protégé of Black Market. Ask him anything, he has an answer
  • Jackie J.
    Jackie JoyrideNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    When the bartender/alchemist asks what you would like, I suggest quoting your favorite literature
  • Pascal G.
    Pascal GilmarOctober 30, 2011
    Mussel and sea scallops
  • Jackie J.
    Jackie JoyrideOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask Zak-Attack to go "Roughing-It"
  • Michal
    MichalOctober 24, 2011
    best bar in the valley
  • Gennefer G.
    Gennefer GrossOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    A truly stylish dining and drinking experience with one of the best craft beer selections in the Valley and delicious gourmet eats. Must haves: deviled quail eggs, oxtail ragu and lamb meatballs.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HawnOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ricotta thingys are ridonculous
  • Rob S.
    Rob SmithSeptember 30, 2011
    The Punch for One is right!
  • Jackie J.
    Jackie JoyrideSeptember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask Maxx for the "Les Paul"
  • Jackie J.
    Jackie JoyrideSeptember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Zack or Max... If it's Max, tell him you want an "Ole' Yeller"
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer Hall PellitteriSeptember 21, 2011
    The spicy chocolate pudding w/ salty whipped cream is amazing!
  • Graham K.
    Graham KSeptember 13, 2011
    Um the food is super yummy and Brady is super cute
  • Drew L.
    Drew LucasAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The fried cauliflower owns!
  • RC ⚾.
    RC ⚾💫🐘August 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ridiculously secretly good. So secret you can't even find it on Google! Fantastic service and beautiful place.
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WardAugust 22, 2011
    i liked the city fizz Read more
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BoehlkeJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't wear shorts!!!! Less you offend their 'dress code.'
  • Samantha I.
    Samantha IlyceJuly 2, 2011
    A little pricey but the food and drinks are awesome! You have to try the dill chips!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 28, 2011
    With a moody interior & libations like the whiskey/bitters/cane syrup “Amber & Embers” or the rye/sweet vermouth/Tia Maria “Sweet Valley Rye,” suddenly drinking in the Valley is like, totally badass. Read more
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