Party Earth Review A neighborhood hideaway with a slightly medieval castle décor, The Griffin is a popular haunt for local regulars and hipsters looking for an upbeat night in a carefree atmosphere. Awash in the amber glow... ... read full review
3000 Los Feliz Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039
M–F 5pm–2am, Sa–Su 8pm–2am
Los Feliz / Atwater Village, Los Angeles –
A neighborhood hideaway with a slightly medieval castle décor, The Griffin is a popular haunt for local regulars and hipsters looking for an upbeat night in a carefree atmosphere.
Awash in the amber glow of lanterns, the venue’s cavernous main room with its arched brick ceilings, walls of dark wood and stone, and collection of gold-framed paintings and coats-of-arms tapestries creates an intimate vibe, while nooks with red vinyl booths bring the place into the present and provide space for smaller groups to gather for cocktails.
A long bar offers room for average Joes to hang out and chat, though the venue’s centerpiece is a stone platform with two freestanding fireplaces, where groups of unkempt, flannel-clad guests gather on red banquettes to intermix in front of the dancing flames.
If the front bar gets too packed with regulars or birthday groups, patrons in need of breathing room can check out the smaller adjacent space with its quieter bar and low ottomans, or chill out in the enclosed street-side patio.
Relaxed and homey during the week when the after-work crowd shows up for a few drafts of Chimay and Allagash, The Griffin turns into a lively and flirty good time on the weekends.
Neighborhood locals and low-key east side hipsters, 20s and 30s.
Jukebox selections ranging from The Zombies to Goldfrapp.
Bar menu including burgers, fries, and sandwiches. Happy Hour M–F 5–8pm. $20 minimum on credit cards.
Appetizers $8–$10, sandwiches $9–$12. Beer $4+, mixed drinks $7+.
Casual: jeans, T-shirts, flannel.
Any night for after-work drinks or Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for bigger and livelier crowds.
The Bigfoot Lodge (3172 Los Feliz Boulevard) is another hip and fun theme bar within walking distance.