Rendezvous at Pour Vous: A Parisian Hideaway

Pour Vous, the long awaited answer to a Melrose Parisian cocktail lounge is now open! Twin brothers Mark and Johnnie Houston, the duo that previously and successfully brought us Harvard & Stone and La Descarga, back the hot spot. It was also co-conceived by Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix (also of La Descarga and Harvard) but additionally of Black Market and Plan Check. You can be confident they know what they’re doing.

The bar is located in the remains of what most recently was 40 Deuce on Melrose (the Pussycat Dolls launched there), and just adjacent to the Paramount lot. Ah Hollywood. There was an extended build out that had us waiting for a bit, and go time has finally arrived. Inside the building there is an underground vibe with brick walls, a fireplace, marble bars, display cases with vintage perfume bottles, chandeliers on a detailed ceiling, and sexy, plush, candlelit booths. Expect lots of red and lots of glistening light. The bar includes a piece to check out: a copper cappuccino machine that’s been repurposed so that it serves up beer on tap. A DJ spins inside and the outdoor smoking patio includes a refurbished trolley car that you can lounge in.

The food and drink options all follow the Parisian theme and currently the drink list includes 25 classy cocktails by conceivers/mixologists Steve and Pablo. You can even sip on a “Black Magic” and see where your night goes from there. Snack on bites of cheese, oysters, and chocolate. (Aphrodisiacs, no?)

The door is at discretion (so look sharp) but they also seem pretty accommodating accepting reservations for groups of 8 or more. After all, “Pour Vous” translates to “for you”. Lounge time!

Pour Vous – 5574 Melrose Ave Hollywood, CA 90004 – 323.871.8699