LOS ANGELES | Village Idiot Melrose is a place that, as the name suggests, doesn’t take itself too seriously. What it does take seriously though are the food and drinks that it serves. It’s a large gastropub with a decidedly British angle but don’t come here expecting some sort of stereotypical idea of what Americans think a British pub is. Rather Village Idiot more closely resembles a more modern London gastropub, with high ceilings and large windows.
The drinks menu consists of a decent range of wines and beers, with some decent cocktails and spirits too. The beer list features on theme beers like Old Speckled Hen and Guinness, and a range of brews from closer to home. You can even get a snakebite here, which anyone who has spent any time living in the UK will appreciate (or not…).
The food menu of course contains British pub favourites like fish and chips and pies, but also, like the more modern British venues, dishes like kale salad, risotto, and organic half chicken. It’s all proper pub food and hits the spot. There’s even breakfast which is served until 4pm every day and contains a diverse range of options from the good old Full English to the lighter house cured salmon with a quail egg.
To complete the British touch, Village Idiot also show live English Premier League games – the atmosphere in the venue on game days in fantastic.
7383 Melrose Avenue
Mon – Fri: 11:30pm to 2:00am
Sat – Sun: 10:00am to 2:00am