The Bar

The Brown Derby was originally the name of a chain of restaurants in Los Angeles, California. The first and most famous of these was shaped like a man’s derby hat, an iconic image that became synonymous with the golden age of Hollywood.

The restaurants quickly established themselves as the places to see and be seen for the Hollywood elite during the 1920’s and 30’s. The last remaining L.A. Brown Derby closed its doors after a fire in the mid-90’s, but London’s Brown Derby aims to keep the spirit alive, capturing this sense of the golden age of Hollywood on the other side of the pond.

Noel, the current owner of The Brown Derby, ran the Goodluck Bar just off Hollywood Boulevard – itself a popular Hollywood haunt.

He spent years working a mere stones throw away from both the very same Brown Derby in which the end dance scene in Swingers was shot, and the infamous Dresden Room – the Hollywood home of the Swingers piano act combo, Marty and Elayne.

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An Important Notice Regarding Covid-19

Since the announcement of a nationwide lockdown for pubs, bars and restaurants, The Brown Derby has been closed.
However, with restrictions beginning to lift in some areas, we're looking into how best to reopen when the time comes. We want to make dining at The Brown Derby safe for our customers, whilst retaining our trademark atmosphere of fun and liveliness.
We're therefore exploring measures such as dividers between tables, a table service only, a more advanced online booking system, rigorous cleaning regimes, and PPE for staff.
Watch this space. As soon as we're open again, you'll hear it here first!

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