Where is it? Boardner’s in Hollywood. Of course it is. Where else would it be?
In case you don’t make it out that way too much, Boardners is long-famous for being a foul and stinking dump. THE foul and stinking dump. Check it out in BARFLY if you don’t believe me.
To say it’s rank is to demean rankness. Ladies-bring-your-own-toilet-paper rank. Floors sticky with who knows what and from who knows when rank.
I’d just taken delivery on my new Manolos, but wouldn’t dream of sullying them in a craphole like Boardner’s, so instead I dressed for the mess and off we went.
We arrived, opened the door — and immediately thought we were in the wrong place!
Holy shit, friends, Boardner’s has had a full-on makeover!
No kidding – tables, upholstered booths, flat screen tv, sensuous mood lighting, and craziest of all, the place has been cleaned. No stink at all, no sticky floors, and they even serve FOOD now. We didn’t eat but it looked good and nobody barfed….
Of course five minutes into viewing the show the power went out, but hey, alcohol isn’t electric so we managed just fine. And we’d seen the east coast feed of the show anyway so we just hung out and drank until the ice gave out.
But I digress.
The point is the old Good News/Bad News: Good news is there’s a nice place to hang out at 1652 N. Cherokee Ave in Hollywood. The bad news is that Boardner’s as most of us know it has gone the way of the buffalo.