Certain Hollywood haunts have such a mystique that you can feel the presence of past legends. The Formosa Cafe, founded in 1925, is one such place. This Los Angeles landmark is a perfect spot to share some food and catch up with friends. Dress with style, as you never know who you’re going to meet: The restaurant is a favorite of stars like Johnny Depp and Bono, and you’ll be amazed by the sea of headshots of past and present marquee idols lining the walls. School your friends about the café’s rich history as you sidle up to the bar. Toast whiskeys with the guys in honor of Sinatra and get them laughing, reenacting conversations Frank had with his pack. Sip champagne with the ladies and do your best Marilyn Monroe pose in the very spot she charmed the bartenders back in the day. Order an old fashioned and thrill to drinking it in the booth where the film L.A. Confidential was shot. What better way to spend an evening than hanging out at a place where Bogie and Bacall traded quips? Formosa Cafe is a classic place to relish the past and create new stories of your own.

Formosa Cafe

7156 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood CA 90046

(323) 850-9050

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