Party Earth Review Housed inside a refurbished hundred-year-old vaudeville theater, Mohawk Bend is a trendy Echo Park eatery with a small menu of sustainable cuisine and a massive selection of craft beer. Once past the blindingly bright... ... read full review
2141 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
M–Th noon–11:30pm, F noon–1:30am, Sa 9:30am–1:30am, Su 9:30am–11:30pm
Echo Park, Los Angeles –
Housed inside a refurbished hundred-year-old vaudeville theater, Mohawk Bend is a trendy Echo Park eatery with a small menu of sustainable cuisine and a massive selection of craft beer.
Once past the blindingly bright marquee out front, hops connoisseurs enter an enclosed patio, where sleek bamboo-topped tables, a low-set fire pit, and cozy couches give the joint a high-end feel that’s perhaps slightly offset by the collection of beer signs on the wall.
The main area inside bears little evidence of the building’s former life, save for the original brick and the high ceiling looming over the ever-present hipsters munching seasonal offerings like puffed potatoes and stuffed dates.
High-backed booths run down the center, providing perfect views of both the open kitchen and the bar on either side, while a giant communal table gets taken over by boisterous groups scarfing down organic pizza and working their way through the fifty-plus brews featured prominently on taps behind the bar.
Couples looking to escape the booming conversation that always pervades the main room can head straight to the enclosed atrium in back, where small tables make it easy to get intimate over mussels and Mediterranean vegan burgers, or just sample a few intricate house cocktails in the warm glow of a second grand fireplace.
A neighborhood hangout with an environmentally conscious edge, Mohawk Bend puts on a masterful display of fine food and drink – and all audiences are welcome to the show.
Artistic types, couples on dates, eco-friendly locals, hipsters, and beer snobs, mid-20s to mid-30s+.
Two flat-screens in the bar area usually tuned to sports. Digital jukebox. Occasional DJs Thursday through Saturday nights.
Seasonal menu featuring organic fare from local farmer’s markets with an emphasis on vegan and vegetarian dishes and specialty organic pizzas.
Meatless Mondays featuring vegetarian dishes made with local ingredients from 5pm. “Flight Time” M 5pm–close and Tu–Su 5–7pm featuring a special tasting of four beers.
Brunch menu $5–$15, smaller plates $4–$11+, entrées $12–$23, pizzas $11–$14.
Beer $4.50–$6, wine $9–$13/glass or $33–$50/carafe, specialty cocktails $9–$14, spirits $4–$15+. All-you-can-eat pizza (Mondays 5pm–close) $15. Valet $4.
Hip casual: skinny jeans, flannel, beanies, newsboy caps, plaid, cozy knits.
Early in the week for a big – but not shoulder-to-shoulder – house, or Friday and Saturday nights for a tidal wave of hipster beer drinkers.
Mohawk offers dessert, but Pazzo Gelato (1910 West Sunset Boulevard) lets patrons choose from over fifty flavors of local and organic gelato and sorbetto.