The Beverly Hills Polo Lounge is the place to be if you want to get the full, true, Hollywood experience. I go there after covering the Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Party annually, and the food is excellent, but the other reason to be there is to meet celebrities like Jermaine Jackson and Ray J, who are in the photo here.
This tweet about the Beverly Hills Polo Lounge…
The legendary Polo Lounge at this hotel used to be LA's foremost power drinking spots http://t.co/sxSixmdQnp
— Best NYC Hotel Deals (@Best_NYC_Hotels) August 3, 2013
…is just plain wrong.
The definition of a “power lunch” or “power drink” place is a venue where well-known people go to discuss business or just to hang out. From that definition, the Beverly Hills Polo Lounge is still quite relevant. George Hamilton goes there. Stephen Fry eats there. John Mayer hangs there with Andy Cohen. Cameron Diaz lights up the room there. Michael Lohan talked about his daughter Lindsay Lohan there.
And I know that because I’ve seen all of them there myself.
My Now Famous Moment At The Beverly Hills Polo Lounge
I’m not going to recount it in full here, but my famous moment at the Beverly Hills Polo Lounge involved not just seeing Alec Baldwin, but also winding up in the same breakfast party he was in – for a moment.
It was the hilarious, wine-fueled idea of my lovely lady friend who’s name I will not use to crash a party he was in. We did, and for about a minute.