Food & Drink

R Lounge

Unusually located on Ventura, this velvet-rope ultra-lounge is Vegas-posh, with a mostly bottle-service booze lineup served in a dark-lit, wood-laden interior featuring a monstrous, chandeliered square bar, plush banquettes, multiple mirror balls, and surrealist white-on-black wall-art made from bush branches. They've also got small-plates (braised beef empanadas w/ dried cherry sauce; whitefish ceviche, etc) from next-door neighbor Raphaels, and the strictly enforced dress code is "upscale," with Ed Hardy gear specifically forbidden, although they don't say anything about Afflicted... (loophole!).