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Hours

Regular Hours

Payment method
amex, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
East LA, Central Atwater, Atwater Village
Categories
Taverns, Bars, Bar & Grills, Cocktail Lounges, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Valet

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Pets Allowed: No

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shawson

08/21/2010

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Overall
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.

Casey S.

06/09/2009

Overall
Nice place

Nice place, cool interior with higher ceilings with fireplaces, couches, nooks and crannies. Great for dimly lit conversation. This place has that hipster feel without the hipster attitude. There is a nice little porch area for the smokers in the group. I did notice a line to get in so get their early or enjoy the likes of the sidewalk for a while. That being said, I am glad they limit the number in, it allows for enough room as to not feel claustrophobic.

sickofhollywood

04/29/2008

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Overall
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!

J P.

03/11/2008

Overall
The drinks are not especially ...

The drinks are not especially good or cheap and, you better get there early on the weekends before the cool people do around 10pm if you want a spot at the bar. All and all its fun if you don't mind crowded bars with every other dude wearing one of those tough guy leather wrist band watches. Although I went with my own date, I couldn't help but notice my poor single brethren and the poor ratio. What gets this place the four stars is the cool interior. It is very well done and worth a stop if you need one for the road.

csellmybelle

02/17/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
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.

thedoublem

02/15/2008

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Overall
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

barefootjumper

01/06/2008

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Overall
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!!

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