A Boogie Nights–Style Hollywood Watering Hole

Cleverly hidden behind the grimy facade of an old VHS porn shop in Hollywood, Adults Only feels cool instead of cheesy.

Impossible to stumble upon (unless you happen to frequent adult video stores in strip malls), Adults Only is a mezcal bar and pool hall cleverly hidden behind the grimy facade of an old VHS porn shop in Hollywood. The vibe, unsurprisingly, is retro; the first thing you notice is a giant projector screen playing cult movies and vintage nudie magazines on the bar available for customers to flip through while waiting for their drinks. What keeps Adults Only cool instead of cheesy is that despite its X-rated theme, it’s not overtly sexy: The pool table, relaxed vibe, and early (that is, happy hour–friendly) opening time keeps it more Boogie Nights than Linda Lovelace.