Wow, each corset has a different design!
A Silver Lake friend and commenter complained that the last time I wrote about Barbarella, I showed the beer keg delivery system instead of the corseted barmaids. So, I understand that was a bit of a tease. So Rich, meet Chanel, our very patient server pictured at left who braved the throngs of the opening party (there's nothing like free 10 oz. martinis to get everyone in Silver Lake to show up) to bring drinks and food to our table. Despite the crowds, my popcorn shrimp were hot and crispy and the Racer 5 IPA was a perfect match for the fried food. The heating issues have clearly been fixed as it was toasty inside this time. Barbarella is a good deal more Hollywood than boho, but the neighborhood did seem to need more places with a full bar, good beer and solid food. With the dj spinning tunes from a balcony above, the scene was pretty loud and chaotic, so unless you're into the full-on lounge/club scene, I'd advise hitting the well-priced happy hour when it's likely quieter.
2609 Hyperion Ave.