Party Earth Review For a kitschy Oktoberfest vibe fueled by authentic German beers that really pack a wallop, patrons will want to head to the Red Lion Tavern, a Silver Lake staple with a loyal following of beer enthusiasts, local hipsters... ... read full review
2366 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Silver Lake, Los Angeles –
For a kitschy Oktoberfest vibe fueled by authentic German beers that really pack a wallop, patrons will want to head to the Red Lion Tavern, a Silver Lake staple with a loyal following of beer enthusiasts, local hipsters, and average Joes.
While the outdated TVs tuned to sports and the old keyboard player near the entrance might send some customers scuttling right back out the door, more curious guests who let their eyes adjust to the dim lighting will see a slew of happy faces and young local drinkers carousing in the front booths.
The lively vibe continues upstairs in the outdoor beer garden where neighborhood workers peruse the campy collection of street signs, beer banners, and other German memorabilia as they wait for the costumed barmaids to deliver their hearty plates of schnitzel.
The tavern’s main draw, however, is not the food or décor, but the excellent selection of German beers on tap, all served in tall pilsner glasses and with a strong enough bite to leave even the most seasoned drinkers feeling a bit blitzed.
Relaxed on weekdays, the Red Lion gets packed to the rafters on the weekends when a fun and flirty crew of beer aficionados and hipsters flocks in to party until they can’t pronounce the names of the beers in their steins.
Many hipsters as well as young professionals and blue-collar types from the neighborhood, mid-20s to 40.
Piano player most nights in the downstairs bar. TVs tuned to local sporting events.
Full menu featuring German favorites like schnitzel, eisbein, schweinebraten, and a great sausage platter. Kitchen closes at midnight. Brunch served Sa–Su 11am–3pm. Happy Hour M–F 4–6pm.
Salads $5–$12, sandwiches $9–$12, entrées $15–$20, brunch $8–$15. Beer $5+, wine $6+/glass, mixed drinks $6.50+.
Mostly jeans and t-shirts for both guys and girls.
Friday and Saturday nights for a fun and flirty crowd, or Saturdays and Sundays for brunch.
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