Historical Hollywood: Stars and Bars
Highlights / General details
Take an early evening stroll along the “Walk of Fame” and soak up the atmosphere of Old Hollywood at its iconic bars, lounges, speakeasies, and mobster hangouts. Admire the Art Deco architecture and opulent theatres flanking Hollywood Boulevard, while hearing tales of Hollywood folklore and Golden Age gossip over the best local street eats.
Explore the pubs, dive bars and restaurants of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Linger at bars once frequented by Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe and Ernest Hemingway.
Strike up conversation with locals over a signature drink.
Sample some of Hollywood’s best street food.
Chance a meeting with a celebrity ghost, or maybe catch a live celebrity at a Hollywood red carpet event.
Local English-speaking guide; Select drinks; A street food snack.
Additional Drinks, Food and Snacks; Tips and gratuities for your local guide and driver.
Hours of operation
Departure dates: Tuesday - Saturday; Start time at 5:30pm.
No tour departures: 26 Nov 2015, 25 Dec 2015.
Approximately 3 hours.
Meeting point: 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, NW corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highlands Avenue (in front of GAP clothing store). Parking available in 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, entrance on Highland or Orange north of Hollywood Boulevard.
Finish point: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard outside the Roosevelt Hotel. Taxis are available outside the hotel and the Metro Red Line station is just a few blocks away.
The famous and infamous bars along the walk were lunch spots and evening haunts to the celebrities and wannabes of Hollywood's Golden Age, and still appear frequently in film and television. Speakeasies, mobster hangouts and even a “Writer's Room” are the lesser-known histories lodged within these historic hot spots. Go behind the scenes--behind the beautiful Art Deco facades and bright neon lights--where these bars, lounges and restaurants are host to celebrity lore, ghost stories and maybe even star sightings.
We'll stroll the boulevard on foot, stopping into bars of note and admiring iconic buildings along the way. We'll enjoy select libations at designated locations and stop to taste some street food along the way. By the end of our evening, you’ll know where the locals go to eat and drink in Hollywood!
All participants under 21 years of age (or who cannot produce a valid photo ID proof of age) will be served select non-alcoholic beverages instead. Children are not permitted on this tour.
Standard dress: Casual dress is acceptable and comfortable shoes are recommended as we’ll be walking about 1 mile total. Evenings can be cool, and even cold, from November through June so please check the weather and dress accordingly!
Please indicate vegetarian preferences or any dietary restrictions upon booking. We will do our best to accommodate them although we cannot guarantee an alternative option at each stop.
This tour is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**