Residuals

★★★★☆
  • 11042 Ventura Blvd

    Studio City, CA 91604

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  • 818-761-8301

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This bar is staffed by mid-30s hot guys who are totally bitter and failed actors but somehow still have the charm w/ the ladies. One guy looks exactly like Paul Rudd and wears Ramones T-shirts. I think he's starring in a 1-man show in a 49-seat equity waiver theatre in north hollywood. the other main dude looks exactly like ryan gosling but w/ a worse attitude and less hair. the last guy blinks all the time and is genuinely sweet, but if you look-up "dumb valley bartender" in the dictionary, yup, you see him. There's one more fella that they call V-neck. He hates bartending and is usually texting his gf in the corner. Very hard to actually get a drink from him cuz he's probably writing a song in his head. Popcorn good. Regulars are belligerent, but entertaining. Jukebox is killer. Filled w/ alcoholics at all hrs. Maeve herself is actually a sweetheart. they use to let me sing Piano Man all the time. I miss it w/ all my heart even though I know that they all hate me. Something charming abt that. I miss you Maeves.

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★★★☆☆

This bar is staffed by mid-30s hot guys who are totally bitter and failed actors but somehow still have the charm w/ the ladies. One guy looks exactly like Paul Rudd and wears Ramones T-shirts. I think he's starring in a 1-man show in a 49-seat equity waiver theatre in north hollywood. the other main dude looks exactly like ryan gosling but w/ a worse attitude and less hair. the last guy blinks all the time and is genuinely sweet, but if you look-up "dumb valley bartender" in the dictionary, yup, you see him. There's one more fella that they call V-neck. He hates bartending and is usually texting his gf in the corner. Very hard to actually get a drink from him cuz he's probably writing a song in his head. Popcorn good. Regulars are belligerent, but entertaining. Jukebox is killer. Filled w/ alcoholics at all hrs. Maeve herself is actually a sweetheart. they use to let me sing Piano Man all the time. I miss it w/ all my heart even though I know that they all hate me. Something charming abt that. I miss you Maeves.

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I just went here a few weeks ago during talk like a pirate day. Such a great atmosphere, great drinks, nice bartenders. Saw bands, and they even had specialty pirate drinks. I know the locals go here, ran into a few and had just a great time there!

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★★★★★

I just went here a few weeks ago during talk like a pirate day. Such a great atmosphere, great drinks, nice bartenders. Saw bands, and they even had specialty pirate drinks. I know the locals go here, ran into a few and had just a great time there!

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Ive been there a couple of time and wonder each and every time why i go back. (my friends keep telling me it'll grow on me). It tends to be pretty crowded weekend nights but i have no idea why. They have really 'odd' tasting drinks. I usually drink stoli on the rocks and the ones i've had there always taste funny - more like rock gut than high end vodka. Very harsh tasting. The table service was non-existant. We'd catch the waitresses eye and indicate we wanted to place an order and she kept blowing us off. Went up to the bar and waited for-ever. The bartender was way too busy chatting with a couple of actress wanna-bes to come over and help us. And the last time i went these two old guys wouldn't leave us alone. Apparently theyre regulars and its part of their charm. Ugh. Never again.

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Ive been there a couple of time and wonder each and every time why i go back. (my friends keep telling me it'll grow on me). It tends to be pretty crowded weekend nights but i have no idea why. They have really 'odd' tasting drinks. I usually drink stoli on the rocks and the ones i've had there always taste funny - more like rock gut than high end vodka. Very harsh tasting. The table service was non-existant. We'd catch the waitresses eye and indicate we wanted to place an order and she kept blowing us off. Went up to the bar and waited for-ever. The bartender was way too busy chatting with a couple of actress wanna-bes to come over and help us. And the last time i went these two old guys wouldn't leave us alone. Apparently theyre regulars and its part of their charm. Ugh. Never again.

Pros: Some cute guys, good jukebox, cheap drinks

Cons: Terrible service, wierd regulars, no food

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Residuals is a cool spot to go with friends to have drinks. It's also a place that you can meet new people. It's a 'locals' hangout, which lends itself to being a non-trouble spot. Many people already know each other but the crowd is usually open to meeting and including new people that walk through the door. So, leave your drama at home and then go chill at this place for cocktails.

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★★★★★

Residuals is a cool spot to go with friends to have drinks. It's also a place that you can meet new people. It's a 'locals' hangout, which lends itself to being a non-trouble spot. Many people already know each other but the crowd is usually open to meeting and including new people that walk through the door. So, leave your drama at home and then go chill at this place for cocktails.

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I had heard a lot about this place, but it always got bypassed because people wanted to go to the nearby Fox & Hounds. This was my first time here. Our group of 5 walked in and we pretty much had a choice of where to sit. There were people there, but there were always another set of couches, another table up on the elevated part of the bar, or another booth available. Went and got the drinks (my Vodka Tonic was $5 but was VERY stiff). The bartender looked like he stepped out of an Abercrombie ad (Jeff), but the difference between him and the "Hollywood" type bartenders is that he was EXTREMELY friendly and was telling me what nights I should check out. This seems like it's a very locals bar (the local drunk girl was yelling at some other patron "f*&$ you" to which he yelled the same thing right back). Definite comraderie (a la Cheers). When ordering drinks next to the girl, she engaged in conversation, immediately pulling myself, the neophyte, into the mix of the local crowd. There was no feeling of "what are you doing here?!" The jukebox was one of those digital ones that was set at a great conversation level (not too loud, but not too soft). The mix of music was everything from Kanye to Gin Blossoms to Green Day (basically something for everyone).

One downfall is that there is no food here except for the popcorn (which seemed a bit stale). But since it's free, I didn't complain at all! Apparently you can bring in outside food which is great. I'll have to try that next time.

Overall, this place is a hidden gem that I worry about giving it such positive reviews because I don't want it to become the cool place to go. But, the experience I had as a first-timer was great! I will definitely go back and bring some more friends along!

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★★★★★

I had heard a lot about this place, but it always got bypassed because people wanted to go to the nearby Fox & Hounds. This was my first time here. Our group of 5 walked in and we pretty much had a choice of where to sit. There were people there, but there were always another set of couches, another table up on the elevated part of the bar, or another booth available. Went and got the drinks (my Vodka Tonic was $5 but was VERY stiff). The bartender looked like he stepped out of an Abercrombie ad (Jeff), but the difference between him and the "Hollywood" type bartenders is that he was EXTREMELY friendly and was telling me what nights I should check out. This seems like it's a very locals bar (the local drunk girl was yelling at some other patron "f*&$ you" to which he yelled the same thing right back). Definite comraderie (a la Cheers). When ordering drinks next to the girl, she engaged in conversation, immediately pulling myself, the neophyte, into the mix of the local crowd. There was no feeling of "what are you doing here?!" The jukebox was one of those digital ones that was set at a great conversation level (not too loud, but not too soft). The mix of music was everything from Kanye to Gin Blossoms to Green Day (basically something for everyone).

One downfall is that there is no food here except for the popcorn (which seemed a bit stale). But since it's free, I didn't complain at all! Apparently you can bring in outside food which is great. I'll have to try that next time.

Overall, this place is a hidden gem that I worry about giving it such positive reviews because I don't want it to become the cool place to go. But, the experience I had as a first-timer was great! I will definitely go back and bring some more friends along!

Pros: Great bartenders, great atmosphere, not crowded, but enough people that it doesn't feel empty.

Cons: Parking, no food served

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My roommates and I go to this bar at least 3 times a week.

Its the best place to meet interesting people! You always leave meeting someone new.

It's become like a second home to us. Its comfortable, and has the friendliest people you have ever met working there! Not to mention the staff is quite attractive!

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★★★★★

My roommates and I go to this bar at least 3 times a week.

Its the best place to meet interesting people! You always leave meeting someone new.

It's become like a second home to us. Its comfortable, and has the friendliest people you have ever met working there! Not to mention the staff is quite attractive!

Pros: Comfortable, Hot Bartenders, Cheap Drinks, Friendly Atmosphere

Cons: None

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residuals has changed much since Mike & Stuart took over from Craig Tennis. Some of the old regulars still hang, but there are a lot of new faces. The Bars staff are friendly & professional. If you can, see the Art of Sax & Preston Smith, both regular performers "Zids" has become a late night tradition in Studio City, back to its position as one of the coolest bars in the City!~ Whoever wrote the nasty review mustn't have been able to hawk his screenplay that night!!

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★★★★☆

residuals has changed much since Mike & Stuart took over from Craig Tennis. Some of the old regulars still hang, but there are a lot of new faces. The Bars staff are friendly & professional. If you can, see the Art of Sax & Preston Smith, both regular performers "Zids" has become a late night tradition in Studio City, back to its position as one of the coolest bars in the City!~ Whoever wrote the nasty review mustn't have been able to hawk his screenplay that night!!

Pros: Cool, well decorated, able to chat

Cons: parking, parking, parking

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