3000 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9003934.125308 -118.264776
Monday To Friday From 05:00 PM To 02:00 AM Saturday To Sunday From 08:00 PM To 02:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Atwater Village, East LA
Great addition to the neighborhood – From the moment you walk in, you know someone behind this bar is one of the owners of either/or the old Daddy's, The Well, Chalet, etc. It just has that vibe. You've got the cozy non-bottle service seating, the Eastside hipster crowd, the fire elements, the kitchy but cool decor and the rocking soundtrack. I like that there's a cool patio outside and that the drinks are reasonably priced, too.
Worst bar in LA – The bartender was very unprofessional. She was really drunk, so drunk that she actually lost my card. I would never ever go there again. If you can avoid this place, you should.
Nice atmosphere. Good crowd. Parking scarce. – Nice atmosphere. Best during the week when less crowded. Parking is scarce after ten on weekends. You may land up walking more than a few blocks. Buffalo chicken sliders are great.
Hot bartenders, heavy pours, good music.... – I.Love.The.Griffin.
this is seriously one of the best bars in LA--- away from the pretentiousness of Hollywood, this Atwater Village staple is still hip enough for those seeking a good looking crowd/ PBR on draft, yet also perfect for a casual drink date amongst more sophisticated 30 somethings, and again, appropriate just for an after-work beer. Which leads me to their happy hour- first of all, it ends at 8pm. which is pretty frickin awesome for this town. the happy hour food menu is off the hook, you all need to try my favorite items--the sweet potato fries and the buffalo chicken sliders. SO BOMB! i visit Kristie on Thursdays for happy hour and the girl hooks it UP! covered in tattoos, she might intimidate you at first... but try her kick-ass-margarita (100 proof 1800 tequila) and you too will be back every Thursday. Although i have to give all the Griffin bartenders credit--- they're known at this place for being heavy-handed and did i mention HOT??
the place itself is pretty big, with a front and back bar (open on weekends), and a heated smoking patio. fireplaces, low seats, and dim lighting give it a sophisticated, romantic feel; reminding me how nice it is to get away from the pop culture throw-up that covers the walls and ceilings of half the bars on the East side.
overall this place is rockin. whether meeting a friend, your mom, the man of your dreams, or a rowdy group of friends who are down to PARTAYY, this place is pretty well-suited for all of the above. oh and i almost forgot to mention the best part-- they do NOT allow ANY Ed Hardy clothing or accessories past the bouncer. no really, they'll make you cover it up or you'll hear 'you gotta go'. so ladies- that's one less Retardy-wearing douchebag you have to fight off!!
The realest – You me and may crew frequent dis joint on the regular. The hunnies be poppin on the real tip. Plus da dranks be strong as hell. Da inlay thang I ain't be feelin is the no hats rule. they just be hatin cause we stylin on em
Fun, friendly and unassuming! – A large group of my friends and I showed up at The Griffin on a Friday night to celebrate a few birthdays. I tried to show up around 9 pm to try to snag a few tables.......and we were able to take over an entire area! The place is awesome.........drinks are stiff, they have a great jukebox and the crowd was unassuming and friendly. We all had a GREAT time and have been talking about it since. I can't wait to go back!
One of my friends tried to go again this past weekend and was turned away because his friend was wearing shorts (it was 100 degrees out!). So, there is probably a dress code, but it has to be pretty casual since I got in wearing my chucks! The only downside is the parking........it's not impossible but you might have to walk a few blocks. Oh, and apparently they serve typical bar food until 9 pm. We missed it, and I was bummed out because I found out that they serve TATER TOTS! They also have happy hour until 8 pm!
good any night – I went there about 2 weeks after the place opened back in October and I love the music selections in the jukebox, the drinks are strong, i love the outside window sill type seating, and i love the firepit inside. The place has a great vibe with an older crowd [definitely not your i-just-turned-21 group] and its just an awesome place. It is kind of hard to find parking seeing as there is no parking lot. I take into consideration that I went when the place first opened and the bartenders were clueless when I asked for a black velvet and a tokyo tea. It took them a while to figure out what a black velvet was and then another while to tell me they didn't carry cider. No problem, I ended up getting a vodka tonic. I still really like the place and waiting to go back.
Feels like home – I moved to LA not too long ago from Vegas, where the Griffin was one of my favorite spots. Very similar vibe to The Griffin in Vegas and fortunately a lot of the same cocktail choices. I really like the vodkas they carry, like Alchemia
the big-ger, more grown up-foot. – my best friend chose the griffin for her birthday party after visiting once. we let them know we were coming and invited everyone we knew. having never been there, i arrived with cake and candles and walked into the darkness.
after my eyes adjusted and i shook off the rain i went to the bar to see about getting the cake into a fridge. the bartender asked if i was with the party and said warmly that we had two bottles of champagne on ice that were ordered by an out of town friend. our great, friendly service actually started at the door where my boyfriend pulled out his new york ID and the door guy almost hugged him. the cake, and my jacket, were whisked off to the upstairs to stow. the place was warm, inviting, full of interesting characters and very helpful staff.
the bigfoot lodge has a long way to go to get to this level, in my opinion. this place has plenty of seating, two full bars, a heated smoking patio, a dungeon-y feel without being overdone, and room to walk between booths even on a crowded saturday night. the jukebox is full of good music and the volume is never so loud that you can't hear the person next to you.
we had a great time and as our party swelled, it seemed like everyone was mingling with the environment contentedly. the staff went out of their way to help with the cake and the festivities. we're both so happy she chose this place and we'll definitely be back!!
Great Bar – I love this bar. The drinks are stiff. It has a smoking pattio (wish it was heated). It does get crowded, so goodluck if you have a large party. I would say it is ideal for 2-6 people. Anymore than that, and your going to have to be there early to get a seat. They don't allow shorts, so be aware of that. Parking can be an issue since they don't have a parking lot. I'm a normie and I love it. Why are people so worried about hipsters??? I've never had to wait long to get a drink. But it's a busy bar, so I can immagine.
great place for the hipsters – I went to the griffin last satuday to celebrate my friends birthday. Like any place in LA it was crowded but that is the norm. The atmosphere is great very classy vibe to this place. The bartenders could be a little nicer and not so rude. I was ignored by the bar even when they were not doing nothing. Also some of the patrons made the griffin a little to pretentious making average joes like me a little uncomfortable. If you are willing to try something new go try the griffin but you will find me down the street at the bigfoot lodge.
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