The same man who brought you SmithHouse in Century City, Curtis Nysmith, has also brought you Blue Boar Pub (both spaces also designed by Spacecraft), a traditional British pub in the middle of Hollywood.
I immediately fell in love with the William Wallace, made with Famous Grouse, ginger syrup, honey, candied ginger, angostura bitters. If you like ginger drinks, this one is a must!
Another good one is the Pimm's Cup made with Pimm's, strawberry, cucumber, mint, oranges, lemons and limes, ginger beer
The food is naturally British pub food like Bangers and Mash ($9), fish and chips, etc
In the Chips and Curry ($5) the fries are dipped in a bowl of curry sauce, which isn't really spicy, instead of ketchup. Is this a common thing to do in England? I'm kind of liking them.
I think my faves were the Scotch Eggs ($6.50): hard boiled eggs encased in chicken sausage and deep fried. Served with ranch dressing and chips
Chicken Pot Pie ($11): chicken breast, vegetables, in sauce supreme. Served in puff pastry square with smashed potato.
The Blue Boar pub also has a fun game in one corner called Ring the Boar. Now, having never been to England (Scotland doesn't really count), I don't know if this is a game actually played there, but anyway, you swing a ring attached to a rope and try to catch the hook (the boar's tusk). Apparently, it's rather impossible to do.
PS. 3Dog Cantina also will soon open right next to Blue Boar.
The Blue Boar Pub
1615 North Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Disclosure: this visit was hosted