In the Mix, our stylish vodka bar with black and white décor, is central to our lobby's design and a primary gathering point in the hotel. With sixty-four types of vodka, In the Mix allows you to sip on a cocktail and sample light and tempting snacks at our oval bar while you watch the game on four TV screens. Changing light bands around the bar ceiling create an intriguing mood day and evening.
Order from a generous list of cocktails made with vodka and other spirits plus California, domestic, and international beers and wines. Among our most popular drinks are the mango açai mojito with Veeve açai spirit and mango purée; the Svelt & Sparkling, Voli lemon vodka and strawberry purée topped by Chandon Brut sparkling wine; or our Tahitian Pearl, made with Pearl coconut vodka, and blue curaçao.
We also offer a range of tasty selections to whet your appetite, including oven-baked tortilla chips or ahi tuna bruschetta. Heartier choices like our housemade Cajun-flavored potato chips, chicken empanaditas, or our Universal shrimp cocktail with three dips are also popular. The California's menu is also available for those wishing to dine at the bar.
First-come, first-served lobby cabanas are also available next to floor-to-ceiling windows with pool views, for a fee.
For an afternoon pause from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood, our seasonal outdoor Poolside Lounge serves light bites and cocktails to help you enjoy the California sunshine from the pool deck.
The California’s restaurant, located on our terrace level below the lobby, is a contemporary setting with a window-filled area overlooking the pool plus a patio for outdoor seating. The soft pastel color scheme and terra cotta columns create an inviting backdrop for delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Our popular breakfast buffet—found on the restaurant’s upper level with ramp access—offers everything from seasonal fruits and yogurt to granola, scrambled eggs, pastries, and bagels, while our à la carte breakfast menu spans from blueberry pancakes to an egg-white omelet or steel-cut oatmeal with cinnamon-pecan compote. Kids can make their own pancakes at the press of a button.
Join colleagues or friends at lunch over a classic Universal Martini and a popular starter like our coconut shrimp skewers. An all-day menu features favorites like burgers, sea-salted french fries, and create-your-own salads, while dinner brings healthful and enticing entrées such as our fresh roasted salmon with a mustard chive sauce. Satisfy your sweet tooth after dinner with the molten chocolate lava cake or own ice cream parlor, with choices of flavors and toppings.