Hate dark, sweaty bars? Le Jardin, a French garden oasis, to open soon in Hollywood

Hate dark, sweaty bars? Le Jardin, a new French-inspired garden oasis opens this weekend

The Hollywood bar scene is known for its dark private rooms and crowded dance floors. An outdoor garden with olive trees and plenty of fresh air? Not so much. 

Le Jardin, a new venue scheduled to open Friday, is the newest lounge from Sunset Entertainment Group (Lure, Cabana Club, Green Door, White Lotus, the Sunset Room), and it features a garden inspired by the south of France. 

Designed by Gulla Jonsdottir of G+ Design, Le Jardin has a large patio with olive trees, vines and fire-pits.

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While you're lounging on a plush breton-striped booth, you can sip a La Vie en Rose cocktail, made with rose wine, Belvedere citrus vodka and simple syrup, while a live band plays music.

The lounge will open with just cocktails, but a full French-inspired menu is planned for July. 

Le Jardin will be open 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday to Saturday and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

1430 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, www.sunseteg.com/

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UPDATES

This post was updated at 10:30 a.m.: The lounge will open this weekend instead of June 11.

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