1562 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Hollywood, CA, USA
Big Wangs Hollywood Reviews
Feb 08, 2008
OK … so I only wanted to come here because it’s called “Big Wangs” and the name made me laugh. After some cajoling I convinced a friend to join me to watch a UCLA game there. The inside looks like a typical sports bar – lots of TV’s all over the place, lots of seating (booths, stools, tables galore) and random sports and Big Wang memorabilia everywhere. The seating was nicely spaced out so you didn’t feel cramped, but I suppose if it were a big game night, the place would still be packed.
The specialty here are the chicken wings. We tried some in the Big Wang sampler – which included wings, ribs, cheesy bread and buffalo chicken tenders. We also had nachos (this I didn’t like so much – the cheese congealed so quickly, but I suppose that is a risk with all nachos…) Pretty typical bar fare – ok, not great. They do have an immense menu with everything ranging from wings to pastas to pizzas to sandwiches, etc. – so there’s probably something for everything (assuming you aren’t on a diet!). It also has a full bar with lots of specialty drinks and a large variety of beers. I had a ruby boobie (grapefruit vodka and grapefruit juice).
The crowd was an eclectic mix of old and young. My friend described some of them as older, but not yuppies – rather Gen-Xers who are still stuck in their adolescence. Not sure if I agree. I just thought it was a random mix of people.
Service was ok, but a little slow. However, the food came out super quick. Odd combo.
It is a nice place to watch sports due to the variety of tv’s – PRO: you can ask the servers to change the stations for you / CON: they don’t turn the volume up so you can’t hear the game.
UCLA did win – so yeah!!! My friend and I had fun – ate way too much junk food. I will probably give this another try – they have special events on different nights – e.g., bloody mary nights, pizza and pitcher nights, etc. I can’t say I loved it, but it has promise.
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