What pairs perfectly with golden hour, Hollywood Bowl hills, and live music? It’s your favorite snack and drink combo packed in your pocket.
Right! The Hollywood Bowl is one of the few places in Los Angeles that allows you to bring your own food and drink, including alcohol. But the latter is only allowed for certain events.
If you’re going to the Hollywood Bowl to enjoy a Los Angeles Philharmonic event, you’re free to bring bottles of wine, glasses of wine, and bottles of beer.
During the summer when LA Phil is at the Hollywood Bowl, rental events also take place through the venue, said Kassie Winchester, public relations coordinator for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn.. When you are attending a rental event, BYOB alcohol is not allowed.
Any event on the Hollywood Bowl website with the message or label “special house rules apply” is a rental event. Events without that message are the Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn. event.
So when you’re allowed to bring your favorite wine and snacks to the show, what can you pack them in?
The carrying case, picnic basket and cooler should be able to fit under your seat or in your box. Take out your ruler and check your food transport: If it’s more than 15 inches wide, 15 inches high, or 22 inches long, you won’t be allowed to bring it in. (Also keep in mind that it can be a long hike from the nearest Public Transport Stop or even the main entrance leading to your seat, so don’t pack too heavily.)
There is no limit to what you can pack in your basket. The Times asked readers on Twitter to get an idea of some of their favorite foods to pack. People recommended charcuterie spread, fruitburgers and sandwiches.
You can enjoy your favorites with friends at one of the 14 formal picnic areas (or an informal picnic area) or at your seat. The picnic table is first come, first served. Groups of 30 or more can reserve selected picnic areas in advance through the Group Sales Office; call (323) 850-2050.
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