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The Griffin

Bar, Lounge, and Music Venue$$$$
Central Atwater, Los Angeles
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  • Lupe S.
    "Bar tender is super nice, Arcade fire on the juke box, good drinks!"(8 Tips)
    Adrian P.
    "If I recall correctly there's a nice spot by a fireplace."(3 Tips)
    LAist
    "equal parts Hobbit hole and Hogwarts"(2 Tips)
    seanivore
    "kinda pub spot with a smoking patio"(2 Tips)
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  • Robert R.
    Robert RadichDecember 12, 2016
    Not a bad place to lay low under the dim lights and have a pint or two. Quality selection of brews and I was surprised when I found out they have Delirium Tremens.
  • Jay G.
    Jay GrantJuly 29, 2016
    Try their Moscow Mule. The place feels upscale without being pretentious.
  • Abi P.
    Abi PanickerOctober 5, 2015
    Super limited jukebox, kind of a bummer, good drinks
  • Elliot J.
    Elliot JamesJuly 17, 2015
    We love playing heads up here. Also the beer is four dollars but if you pay five dollars you get a basket of wings every single time
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsJanuary 13, 2015
    Good bar food and solid drinks. Love the ambiance of this place, it's dark inside with plenty of places to sneak away and have a drink. If I recall correctly there's a nice spot by a fireplace.
  • Jonathan K.
    Jonathan KramerDecember 5, 2014
    A super chill place. Good drinks.
  • LAist
    LAistNovember 11, 2014
    This dimly lit and casual neighborhood bar's clientele is of the Atwater Village hipster variety. The decor happens to be equal parts Hobbit hole and Hogwarts; there's an old school jukebox too. Read more
  • Irene G.
    Irene GarciaOctober 7, 2014
    Please see my yelp review - http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-griffin-los-angeles?hrid=0mwji3fttbe__ibHYhAMUA - basically the manager Jason is rude and disrespectful and does not care about his customers.
  • seanivore
    seanivoreSeptember 28, 2014
    FIRE PLACES & TATER TOTS.
  • seanivore
    seanivoreSeptember 28, 2014
    A kinda medieval, kinda lounge, kinda pub spot with a smoking patio, fire places, & tater tots.
  • Evan G.
    Evan GramisAugust 26, 2014
    Feels like Hogwarts.
  • Tony D.
    Tony DeStefanoMay 3, 2014
    Awesome place
  • Nick R.
    Nick RobinsonMarch 29, 2014
    Fucking terrible
  • Tara B.
    Tara BerkoskiMarch 16, 2014
    Best fried pickles I've had yet!
  • Xavier V.
    Xavier VelaJanuary 19, 2014
    Lot of different beers to take
  • Vanessa S.
    Vanessa SosaDecember 31, 2013
    Their Moscow Mules are on point! Great bar!
  • Thirsty J.
    Thirsty JamesDecember 29, 2013
    Rotating craft beers on 14 taps but beware - the kitchen closes at midnight! Good thing the flaming taco truck across the street is there late!
  • Loretta S.
    Loretta SimonsenDecember 25, 2013
    Try the Blood Orange Margarita.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GundersonJuly 27, 2013
    Watch out! They automatically add 18% gratuity to credit card payments. Shady.
  • Brian J.
    Brian JJuly 10, 2013
    Black tiger shrimp & grits y'all!!!
  • Norb
    NorbJune 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Jukebox is AMAZING!
  • Lupe S.
    Lupe SApril 27, 2013
    Bar tender is super nice, Arcade fire on the juke box, good drinks! This is all I need on a Friday night. Nice little spot in Los feliz. :)
  • Andre B.
    Andre BarreraNovember 30, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Mini burger is superb as well as the tots. As for drinks, can never go wrong with a dirty ass cocktail of your wish.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MervauAugust 30, 2012
    Get the gravy fries and bring some cash for the juke box.
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJuly 9, 2012
    Besides the Happy Hour, there are some great menu specials, too. Try the buffalo burger/fries/Schlitz combo on Wednesdays for $10 or the fish and chips/London Pride deal on Sundays for $11. Read more
  • Scott P.
    Scott PMay 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome stuff
  • Jon C.
    Jon ConditApril 23, 2012
    This place was awesome until the guys at the door hustled us to get our friends cart keys back...
  • Kim P.
    Kim PearsonFebruary 29, 2012
    If you are over 30 you might feel like a senior citizen here...oh wait, I am a senior citizen here LOL
  • Ruthie S.
    Ruthie S.February 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Awesome bartenders!!!!
  • Frances
    FrancesFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They have tullamore dew
  • Frances
    FrancesFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order $50 worth of alcohol and they STILL won't bring you water.
  • Molly B.
    Molly B.January 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Parking an be a hassle, as well as finding a seat inside, but pretty low-key overall.
  • FabFitFun
    FabFitFunDecember 21, 2011
    Great music selection & classy, but laid-back vibe. Check out the outdoor seating!
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HarveyNovember 19, 2011
    They have some cool jams on the jukebox. I mean, if you like indie.
  • Nikki T.
    Nikki TomleaOctober 23, 2011
    the bartenders are completely incompetent I would not recommend ordering drinks here
  • Nancy S.
    Nancy SSeptember 2, 2011
    no black label here.. next best thing is maker's mark..
  • Darryl
    DarrylAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    No tax if paying with cash! (cash is king)
  • Allison S.
    Allison SolomonJune 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This is my favorite spot in LA. The food is great, the atmosphere is perfect, happy hour is long and cheap, every bartender is nice. Try the grilled cheese with sweet potato fries. Homemade ketchup!!
  • shadowstorm
    shadowstormFebruary 20, 2011
    The fish and chips suck. Do not try them unless you use them to throw at hipsters.
  • Timmy
    TimmyFebruary 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Deep Fried zucchini!!
  • sam s.
    sam sanchezJanuary 11, 2011
    Sit by the fireplace
  • Jon Nilo A.
    Jon Nilo AlibutodNovember 30, 2010
    YES!! They serve drinks with ginger beer here. Moscow Mules and Dark and Stormy all night long!!
  • LauraMarie
    LauraMarieNovember 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    For a perfect snack, pair the beef Sliders w/a Belgian Beer.
  • Sean W.
    Sean WatsonOctober 23, 2010
    Try the tater tots
  • Heber G.
    Heber GonzalezOctober 19, 2010
    was my first time there.... its the Bar of the TALL ASS PEOPLE! been there twice now... tall ass drinks of water everywhere its confirmed :)
  • Scott J.
    Scott JonesAugust 24, 2010
    Do not park in front of people's driveways... You'll get towed!
  • Miguel C.
    Miguel CervantesAugust 15, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you come on weds or saturday evening, get a drink from Matthew, she's awesome and knows about stoner metal
  • Kell B.
    Kell BellJuly 1, 2010
    Try the bloody mary with a salted rim...nice and spicy!
  • Joey G.
    Joey GabraMay 28, 2010
    This place is great...stiff drinks, good pub grub, and one very hot bartender!
  • joanna h.
    joanna heartMarch 30, 2010
    Not as bad as I thought it would be. Cute hipster crowd, low lighting... reasonable drinks, smoking patio out front...
  • Ritchie L A.
    Ritchie L AMarch 23, 2010
    I love the Griffin. Good looking staff, strong drinks and nice loud rock and roll rooms.
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BoehlkeMarch 20, 2010
    These clearly aren't fine tapestries on the wall
  • Momica K.
    Momica KellyMarch 19, 2010
    The deep fried pickles are worth it even if fried foods gross you out. Or pickles.
  • Natasha D.
    Natasha DarmFebruary 13, 2010
    Ouchies my feet hurt already =( but I <3 my BFE's
  • Darryl
    DarrylFebruary 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Current special: your own bottle of whiskey 200ml served with mexican coke only $25.are you our of your mind?
  • Darryl
    DarrylFebruary 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    going to try and hit this place tonight, along with big foot and the roost
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TorresJanuary 28, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Never ask for the cheapest scotch they have
  • Christopher K.
    Christopher K.January 26, 2010
    Play 80's music jukebox rocks
  • Pauline
    PaulineOctober 24, 2009
    Chill out with the jukebox in front of the fireplace.
  • Pauline
    PaulineOctober 24, 2009
    Strong drinks. Get the sweet potato fries. Yum!
  • Miguel C.
    Miguel CervantesJune 24, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    holy shit the sliders are good, they come with sweet potato chips, also sunday tru weds get $1 pints of beer after midnight
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