A Visit to the Mad Men Era: No Time Machine Needed
Days without Mad Men can be devastating. Maybe you try to get your fix by listening to an A capella group perform the theme song “A Beautiful Mine” on YouTube next to your cat Snickers, who doesn’t seem to understand your fascination with Don Draper. Maybe you and Snickers paw through your cabinets to try the Betty Francis diet out: just add ranch. Maybe you purchase off-brand ketchup from Trader Joe’s because thinking of Heinz, “the only ketchup,” makes you too nostalgic. Instead of getting all droopy-eyed like Pete Campbell over Rory Gilmore, why not hold a scotch on the rocks at some Los Angeles watering holes that have been used as actual shooting locations on the show? These smooth sixties lounges and restaurants have been host to unforgettable Mad Men moments, because the very best moments involve liquor. That’s why the whole show is so good.
#5. The Prince
If you like your date nights like Don, Roger, and their ex-wives do, enter the world of The Prince, which is featured in the Season 1, Episode 2 (Ladies Room) as the restaurant where the couples go to wine and dine, and later, where Don and Betty come back to share a more private moment. The Prince, a K-Town restaurant and lounge, is filled with dark red leather booths that sit in front of stained glass windows lined with miniature gold knights and tiny lamps. The Prince is known for their outstanding fried chicken, their happy hour from 4-8pm, and for also being the bar Nick Miller tends on New Girl.
The Prince 3198 1/2 W 7th St Los Angeles, CA 90005
Mon-Sun: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Koreatown Happy Hours Visit The Prince from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Monday to Sunday) for Happy Hour with 50% off all alcoholic beverages, and view our Happy Hour Guide for more happy hours in Koreatown.