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Hollywood, CA

Obscura Society LA: Historic Hollywood Pub Crawl

Walk in the footsteps of legends, and drink up a bit of history in Old Hollywood style

Hollywood — where dreams are made and broken, each of which calls for a drink.

From the time of Tinseltown’s incorporation into the city of Los Angeles, the "Street of Dreams" has offered dimly-lit, gin-soaked rooms for screenwriters, stars, servicemen, tourists, and more to wet their beaks alongside Hollywood elite...

Join Field Agent Sandi Hemmerlein as we trace the path of movie stars and starlets from long ago. We'll begin our tippling at the historic Pig 'N Whistle, the restaurant adjacent to the Egyptian Theatre, and we'll have our last call at Boardner's, where The Black Dahlia had her last drink on that fateful night that made her famous.

On our spirited trek, we’ll belly up to the bar in these famed Hollywood watering holes:

Pig 'N Whistle, since 1927, where you might've run into such celebrity regulars as Clark Gable, Cary Grant, or Spencer Tracy.

- Miceli's, established 1949 and Hollywood's oldest Italian restaurant where you can see the original wood-carved furniture from the Pig 'N Whistle...and listen to waiters sing as they serve you.

- Musso & Frank, established in 1919 and a favorite of literary lights like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, and Charles Bukowski, as well as the Hollywood A-list like Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Groucho Marx.

- Boardner's, since 1942 — one of the city's most notorious horse gambling hotspots and once the meeting place of secret men's societies including The Hot Stove League, Masquers, and Saints & Sinners, where you could once rub elbows with Raymond Chandler.

Afterwards, you'll have the option to stop at the last remaining standing Victorian house of Hollywood Boulevard (though it's not really on the boulevard), which is now operated as a speakeasy with a secret entrance.

The Crawl includes your first drink on us and a discount code for a rideshare service so that you can go to and fro safely! 

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Notes for this adventure:

- Must be 21 or older with valid ID

- Crawl will kick off at 4 p.m. at Pig 'n' Whistle 6714 Hollywood Blvd. 90028 — and your first drink is on us! 

- Bring cash or credit cards for drinks purchases (happy hour pricing at select locations). Food will also be available for purchase at all locations.

- Leave your car at home – take Uber or Lyft or the Metro (the Hollywood & Highland station is located within easy walking distance from our starting and end points).

- If you must drive, you may park at a variety of pay lots in Hollywood or at the Hollywood & Highland parking structure ($10 max until 2 a.m.)

- Wear comfortable shoes for walking, layers, and light-colored clothing.

- Will cancel for severe weather conditions, but if it's just drizzling, we crawl!

- A signed liability waiver will be required from all confirmed attendees.

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