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The Spare Room

Cocktail Bar, Hotel Bar, and Bowling Alley$$$$
Central Hollywood, Los Angeles
  • Don't forget it is Thanksgiving Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Has a stamp of approval from LAist and LA Weekly
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  • LA Weekly
    "... located in Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel, has 2 vintage bowling lanes & a vibe that..."(5 Tips)
    Caroline O.
    "Best enjoyed over a board game or while bowling."(7 Tips)
    "Bowl in the vintage bowling lanes for $100 per hour"(4 Tips)
    "break-the-bank craft cocktails"(3 Tips)
57 Tips and reviews
  • bowling
  • board games
  • cocktails
  • roosevelt hotel
  • good for dates
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  • LAist
    LAistJanuary 21, 2015
    There's only 2 lanes in this hipstery third-story bar overlooking Hollywood Boulevard and it's not for the faint of wallet. But the steampunk flavor of these intimate lanes has an undeniable magic. Read more
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMay 6, 2013
    This clubby game room and bar, located in Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel, has 2 vintage bowling lanes & a vibe that couldn't be less like a bowling alley... also quite possibly the best Moscow Mule ever! Read more
  • Alex S.
    Alex StrausMarch 12, 2015
    You gotta try the Atlantico rum cocktail here. Also the have Ancho Reyes spicy drinks. The tequila Ocho here is fantastic. We had PISCO punch with Encanto Pisco too. So good, all of it!!!
  • Becherovka Voyager
    Becherovka VoyagerSeptember 4, 2013
    Most people don't believe it when they hear about the bowling alley or bar-top board games. Get an arms worth of swing with unusual cocktails and classic liquors, including Czech classic, Becherovka.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyAugust 4, 2014
    This clubby game room and bar, located in Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel, includes two vintage bowling lanes and a vibe that couldn't be less like a bowling alley. Read more
  • AskMen
    AskMenJanuary 21, 2011
    Old-school games are the theme with a helping of VIP allure: break-the-bank craft cocktails, $100/hour bowling (there are only two lanes, and they’re vintage) and, of course, beautiful people. Read more
  • LAist
    LAistJanuary 15, 2015
    The Spare Room is like a grandfather's parlor tucked inside The Roosevelt. It has a number of board games that can be played with decreasing accuracy as you imbibe craft cocktails. Read more
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJuly 9, 2012
    Don’t forget to stop and take a pic in the photo booth next to the shoe lockers! The booth is hidden behind a wall, which makes for a saucy photo op. Read more
  • Amol K.
    Amol KApril 14, 2013
    It may have been the crowd, it may have been the DJ, it may have been the light drizzle on the windows overlooking the bowling alleys ... but this is one of the chillest spots in LA.
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackFebruary 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're with a group of four or more, order up a cocktail punch ($60 for punch for 4-6 people). Best enjoyed over a board game or while bowling.
  • Ross W.
    This old-school gaming parlour and cocktail lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel in LA has been created for the young at heart. A new entry into the top 100.
  • Mitchell W.
    Mitchell WapnerJanuary 16, 2016
    Everything at The Roosevelt is amazing, including the spare room. Bowling, craft cocktails and old school games. #perfect
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsNovember 7, 2013
    Art Deco bar with top-notch cocktails, punch bowls, vintage board games, and bowling.
  • Solario
    SolarioAugust 3, 2015
    New Hollywood meets Old Hollywood. A beautiful, classy bar with excellent bartenders. Try the Fernet Egg Cream.
  • Susana M.
    Susana Monsalve jonesMarch 22, 2013
    Great drinks with fresh ingredients! Order the one with cucumber or passion fruit, sometimes not listed on the menu.
    PUNCHSeptember 25, 2015
    At The Spare Room, waitresses in Gatsby-era dresses offer classically simple cocktails with seasonal additions. Sporting is encouraged, so don’t be surprised if you’re challenged to a board game. Read more
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsNovember 17, 2011
    Fantastic drinks, custom board games, and a few hidden surprises makes Spare Room a hit with guests and fans alike.
  • The Hollywood Reporter
    The Hollywood ReporterDecember 3, 2012
    Inspired by the lavish game rooms of Gilded Age robber barons, the Room has lured Andrew Garfield, Alexander Skarsgard, Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie to a tucked-away corner of the mezzanine level. Read more
  • Karlsson's Vodka
    Karlsson's VodkaApril 12, 2013
    Try the Dazed and Confused punch! (Karlsson's Gold Vodka, Tuaca, orgeat, simple syrup, lime, chamomile tea, and Chuncho bitters)
  • e*starLA
    e*starLASeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Bowl in the vintage bowling lanes for $100 per hour (no matter how many people). It includes fancy custom shoe rental, too.
  • Bo L.
    Bo LiebmanOctober 23
    Hidden bar and bowling lanes in the Roosevelt hotel. Pricey, but a cool hideaway in Hollywood
  • Adam M.
    Adam MayesMarch 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    DJs Nina Tarr & Adam Mayes (theREASON666) spinning all vinyl sets of danceable punk, garage, psych, and whatever else we find in our record bags tonight at 10pm till closing.
  • Natalie D.
    Natalie DeVitaAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Game Night on Mondays hosted by The Revelry Collective features different weekly games and prizes from different businesses!
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackFebruary 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't worry about throwing a bowling ball out the window that's by the lane. Those windows are bulletproof.
  • Adam M.
    Adam MayesMarch 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    spinning tonight @SpareRoomHwood in the @hwood_roosevelt w/ @NinaTarr at 10pm-2am, FREE, 21+
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJanuary 13, 2011
    This Roosevelt Hotel playroom's got monster ceilings, leather lounge chairs, in-table backgammon, and two full-on bowling alleys. Read more
  • Lina A.
    Lina A.April 27, 2015
    wicked place! must try! amazing cocktails and vibe!
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterJuly 7, 2015
    This place is so dope. Get here early and use the bowling lanes.
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsFebruary 24, 2012
    The Spare Room's George Esquivel shoes won't improve your bowlinggame, but they will make you look damn good.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BentleyNovember 2, 2012
    Go bowling! A lane is $100/hr but you can get six people per lane witch isn't that bad split up.
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsMay 25, 2011
    If you forget your socks you can purchase cool custom Spare Room Embroidered pairs.
  • Malcolm F.
    Malcolm FriedmanJuly 7, 2013
    The sugar and gold might be the best drink I've ever had
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrgelFebruary 12, 2012
    Period piece. Like living in another era. Do it.
  • ThirstyinLA
    ThirstyinLAFebruary 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the bar's signature cocktail, The Spare Room Snap: rye whiskey, SNAP gingersnap liqueur, lemon juice and nutmeg. Read more
  • Sean
    SeanJanuary 13, 2011
    Don't get a table here. There will be some "miscommunication" and they will charge you for more both bottles!
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer ContraveosApril 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the back bar. Great spot when the main bar is too busy....
  • Alex T.
    Alex T.September 9, 2014
    Nice cocktails and great place.
  • 7 2 1.
    7 2 1 7April 12, 2016
    Look out for celebs incognito. Hot spot. Get the Boyd and Blair's vodka in anything.
  • David M.
    David MJuly 13, 2013
    Find the hidden photo booth
  • Rob S.
    Rob SchlisselSeptember 16, 2011
    Hot day in the sun. Best cocktail.
  • Christian B.
    Christian B.March 3, 2011
    The secret photo booth costs $5.00 and only takes credit cards
  • AlexMichael M.
    AlexMichael MayFebruary 25, 2011
    Just won #1 Mai tai in Los Angeles --and I can see why!!!!
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥February 14, 2015
    Check out the vintage bowling lanes
  • Steve O.
    Steve OrtizAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask Naomi to make a Tennessee Trilogy. Complete with pyrotechnics!
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas ColtonMay 5, 2015
    I love this place, but it ain't cheap
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LindstromMarch 9, 2012
    The doorman was the biggest asshole i have ever met, we left furious after out interaction with him.
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackDecember 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    In the photobooth for better pics, get close to the camera.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMay 4, 2011
    Featured in '10 Cinco de Mayo Alternatives to the Margarita' Read more
  • Debbie G.
    Debbie GaloJune 2, 2013
    Look for Edwin. Great bar tender.
  • seanivore
    seanivoreAugust 17, 2014
    For the vibes. $$$
  • Gokkus
    GokkusNovember 20, 2011
    Someone should tell the guy named Adam be polite
  • Lisa D.
    Lisa DavisOctober 14, 2011
    Drink a manhattan with makers and bowl.
  • Milk T.
    Milk TysonJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Go bowling for way to much money and take inapropriate pictures with girls in the photobooth lol
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsJune 8, 2011
    Play Connect Four, Yahtzee or checkers at no charge.
  • JENGA®
    JENGA®April 6, 2012
    May we suggest a round of Jenga?
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsJune 1, 2011
    Look for the hidden photo booth.
  • Steve F.
    Steve FowlerFebruary 18, 2011
    Someone please tell them skinny jeans are out
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