1006 Seward St
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Dance Club,Hipster,Lounge,Outdoors / Patio,Restaurant / Bar
The Hollywood Canteen operated between 1942 and 1945 as a club with a festive atmosphere offering dining, dancing and entertainment for servicemen, who were usually on their way overseas. Each serviceman’s uniform was his ticket for entry and allowed him to enjoy everything at the Canteen free of charge! This Hollywood hangout was completely operated and staffed by volunteers from the entertainment industry. Over 3000 glamorous stars, dancers, directors and musicians offered to wait on tables, cook in the kitchen and clean up. At the time the Canteen closed its doors in the 1950s, it had been host to almost three million servicemen. Today The Hollywood Canteen is now a plush watering hole for those looking to have loads of fun.
Eats & Drinks
The Hollywood Canteen offers its guests a menu complete with mouth-watering cuisine. Some highlights: be sure to try the Fresh Chili-Lime Calamari or Tropical Crab Cakes as an appetizer, the Homemade Tomato/Basil Soup is well-prepared and divine and when it comes to entrees, the Chicken Cacciatore and Seared Ahi Tuna are truly tasty. According to some patrons, the margaritas are the Canteen’s specialty so be sure to order one while wining and dining here!
On May 5, 2001, after being closed for more than 50 years, the Hollywood Canteen re-opened its doors at a new location on Santa Monica Boulevard. Keeping in touch with its original roots, the Hollywood Canteen accommodates Betty Davis's original make-up trailer, has a stunning art deco interior and is decorated with charming pictures from its past days. All of these throwbacks are homage to the original design and have received numerous praise and awards from local and national peers.
The Hollywood Canteen has had the opportunity to cater to some of Hollywood's biggest names including: Paris Hilton Marylin Mason Keith Jardine Vince Vangh Lindsay Lohan Tara Reid