If you've driven down the rainbow-ridden roads of West Hollywood, chances are you've passed Hamburger Mary's. Located at the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Sweetzer Ave (or more accurately, at the corner of Fierce and Fabulous), the restaurant/ bar boasts great food, festive drinks, karaoke, and drag queen Bingo. The décor is an explosion of bright colors, Christmas lights, and sparkly high heels. Upbeat music causes customers to bob their heads, and the bathroom feels like a dance club (think disco ball hanging from the ceiling and ‘Dancing Queen’ on constant rotation).
Once seated, you’ll be greeted by a handsome server, but beware when giving your drink order: pace yourself. The deliciously extensive cocktail list offers all drinks in a double size, which is financially favorable, but make sure to sip at a sensible pace unless you want your head hanging in the disco toilet (for the real party monsters, there’s a size literally called the OMG. Proceed with major caution). Also be sure to try some of their most popular appetizers (lettuce wraps and ahi tuna are among the best) and grab something from the Build-Your-Own-Burger Menu (the turkey burger is definitely worth a ketchup stain on your party dress).
If your Sunday morning is riddled with a hangover, throw on some sunglasses, grab a patio table, and enjoy their bottomless mimosas. Later in the evening,
check out their drag queen Bingo. The phallic jokes and excited crowd are a stupendous way to begin your week. Plus, they give out great prizes and often have a celebrity host.
So if you’re in the mood for a glittery good time, stop by Hamburger Mary’s, grab a bite, grab a drink, and put on your dancing shoes. But make sure they're not too sparkly, or they may end up as part of the decor.