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redwood bar and grill

316 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3504 (Central L.A)
213-680-2600
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Ranked #2,719 of 8,553 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Bar scene
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Good for: Bar scene
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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English first
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Not worth stopping I walked in really hungry but it's all greasy sounding food and the bar tender was super rude. I'm from out of town never been to LA. After asking rudely for ID which I gave her nicely she ignored me for two guys and then when I was leaving said a very snide remark.

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Cornwall
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161 reviews 161 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

So this is a nice American grill on the top of a large retail centre. It probably wouldn't be a destination were it not for the shops. But the food is good and we found the service just fine - although it was not that busy when we were there. A good place for post-retail food (and wine) therapy.

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Capistrano Beach, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We have always had a good experience there. I like to get a booth in the back and listen to the music, have a little food and a couple of drinks. There is an enclosed smoking patio. It feels like a safe haven in the city with parking right around the corner. We have been there several times.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The only redeeming quality this bar has is that is has liquor. Other than that I don't see what people like about this place. It's dark. It's musty. The bartender was awful.

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West Hollywood
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137 reviews 137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The Redwood Bar is an institution for artist types in downtown LA. It draws in bands from all around late-night and hosts some pretty impressive sounds. The place is an amazing sort of underwater pirate’s sunken ship motif with an outside smoking lounge that threw me back to the late great 70’s and 80’s. If you like meeting locals, artist/creative-types,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We found this great little hole in the wall after attending a play at the Mark Taper Forum in downtown LA. Walking distance (3 blocks) from the Music Center, this funky little bar & grill was a great find! A little shabby looking when you first walk in, but fear not. A very good selection of beers on tap and... More

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Pasadena, CA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

We have tried all sorts of locales downtown LA in search of the perfect burger and well we have found it! Their teriyaki burger is AWESOME!!! And lets not forget the "chips"...we call them heaven on a plate, fresh cut potatoes, sliced thick, then fried to perfection to make an uber yummy "chip"....it's not really a potato chip as it's... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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163 reviews 163 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

A hole in the wall. A bit shabby, but it's all part of the experience. The kind of bar to hang out with your friends on a saturday night and do nothing but drink beer and tell tall tales. It was actually the bouncer of the Edison who recommended this place to us!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

The Redwood -- also referred to as The Office by many of the journos at the L.A. Times -- is a cross between a dive bar and an Irish pub ... with a pirate theme. The crowd is diverse and usually pretty funky. They get great bands in all week -- and the music ranges from country to rockabilly to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2009

awesome place to grab a drink with a group. Friendly bartenders!

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