The Redwood Bar & Grill
A broad, flat iron gate on 2nd street opens up to a cool reprieve from the summer heat. This room is almost completely orange from the dim lights overhead, with the wooden floors and nautical rope serving only to heighten to orangey feeling of being inside a ship’s brig. Tin cups and sails frame the bar. The rest of the restaurant is dark wood, ropes, and lovely booths, perfect for relaxing on a date night, or listening to some local bands play.
Redwoods Bar and Grill treats its guests to music seven nights a week, including a matinee show on Sundays. This means that LA locals looking for some live music, but are worried about the early Monday morning commute need fear not. Redwood, known for their great music, and fun pirate theme (complete with the occasional pirate-clad group), also features a mouth-watering menu. This isn’t the standard hole in the wall bar with cheap beer, and soggy fries. There are enough scotches and whiskeys to rival the local whiskey bars, and the food here is delicious. Burgers being the favorite of Event Coordinator, Bob Cantu.
Of course, this bar doesn’t just settle for offering great food or hosting some of the best music in the area. One of the real treats is that this unassuming bar has quite the history to it. There are whispers that JFK used to visit the bar when it was under a different name. Currently, guest brush shoulders with actors, writers, and musicians. Next time you’re on 2nd, make sure to stop by, grab some grub, and enjoy the show!
Written by Justin Huft
Photographed by Justin Huft