The Mermaid

428 E 2nd St, Los Angeles
(213) 947-3347

Recent Reviews

Cinthia S.

Outdoor dining, Wings wings wings!! Tater tots , service A+ . Will be coming back soon. Drinks: smokey eye will wake you up and mermaiden voyage classy drink)

Jay Torres

this is my neighborhood bar. a great dive with reasonably priced drinks. I've been here on weekdays and a Saturday night, and you can always get a drink quickly and easy and find somewhere to sit. service has always been great. if you're looking for a low key, cool, dive bar this is the place for you.

William Smith

I have been meaning to pay a visit to the Frolic Room for the past 15+ years but not being a drinker I never got around to it. Well the day finally came, I happened to be visiting the Pantages and figured it was now time to walk inside, sit down and enjoy a ginger-ale in a cocktail glass=)

Anna Edwards

Cute atmosphere, friendly bartenders and employees. It was empty when we went but it was also a Tuesday night so understandable. The place has potential so I would give it another shot!

camie willie

THIS is a bar. Old hollywood feel, legendary not because of its prime location, but because of all the fun people have had in here. The ambience seems to encourage people to strike up conversations, which is great. Steps away from the Capitol building, and surrounded by awesome venues and theatres. Great to come before or after the Pantages for a drink (or during intermission). The original Hollywood mural is awesome. Best drink prices in Hollywood.

Sonia Little

Super delicious tiki drinks. I'm in love with this intimate bar- it is full of cool memorabilia and art.If you like yummy rum drinks, I highly recommend this bar.

Ashley Lee

always love a good cheese plate. Add in great cocktails, comfortable seating areas, and friends and it's a fun night.We were in FiDi last Wednesday and wanted to watch game 3 of the NBA finals and weren't sure where to go. After a quick search on Yelp, we saw that Barbarossa was around the corner and decided to check it out. Luckily, they have two large screen TVs and a projector so it was perfect for watching the game.

Douglas Griffin

Came here to celebrate a birthday! We came a bit early at 730 to catch the happy hour (2 for 1 simple cocktails, $5 house wines, and $1 off beer). The gin and juice was the drink of the night!

Dayana O.

Amazing bar, amazing food! All the bartenders are supper nice l, really relaxed ambiance. I love this place so much!!! The cocktails are amazing!

Emma A.

Really cute bar, good drinks, but a small indoor space. There is a parking lot, but it's shared with a lot of other businesses.

Karen Johnson

Sub-par food and sub-par service. I've had better Indian food from the frozen sections at grocery stores than I had here. I'm from India so I know what certain dishes are supposed to taste and look like but the food we got here was nowhere close in comparison. Of course, it's highly unlikely to get the same taste as in the country itself, but I've honestly had better Indian food in further remote areas than in a city like LA. We got the dinner for two which included three sabzi/curry dishes, one naan and one appetizer and not one dish stood out. The appetizer we got were samosas, and what a sad dish that was. We got two small pieces with some lettuce sprinkled for "plating". The curried we got were a paneer one, bhindi masala (okra) and some mix vegetable one and they all tasted the same: extra heavy creamy, bland and food colored. Unfortunately, we didn't take any pictures of those - and I'm one of those people that takes a picture of every meal at a restaurant. The bhindi we were expecting to be fresh but to our disappointment, even that was frozen, and it had no taste whatsoever. We thought we might not have enough naan (which was average) but with curries like these, we didn't even finish the one we had. Wouldn't recommend this to anyone that wants to try original Indian food. I think the restaurant is owned and food is cooked by a Bangladeshi person anyways, which isn't even an issue if the dishes were at least close to the way they are cooked and tasted similar to their original states in India.

Vanesa Randall

Fantastic pulled pork shoulder. Sides were great, beans with big chunks of red and green peppers, fresh side salad with mango dressing and a corn muffin. The Phat 75 cocktail was excellent, based on a French 75 with the addition of berries. Service was a bit slow but everyone was very nice and helpful.

Lola-Mae Arellano

Stumbled upon this restaurant because I was curious if anything opened after the BBQ place closed. I caught it on the third day apparently!

Emillie Butt

Wow!! Was this place worth the wait!!! I've never had authentic Nashville Hot Chicken, but this is as good as it gets.

Greta A.

We went to this bar as we were waiting for a table at the restaurant next door. I wasn't expecting anything, so I was very surprised to discover how cool it. The bartenders were very friendly, knowledgeable and just really made you feel welcome. Also, I spotted that they do weekly events like Siren Karaoke on Sundays so it would be nice to come back for that. Plus they have some delicious looking snacks (which I didn't try) but was very tempted to order Nori Guacamole

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