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Bar Review: Cranes Tavern

Submitted by on April 5, 2009 – 10:46 AMNo Comment
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cranes-tavern-pic1Cranes Tavern

1611 N El Centro Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Tel: 323.467.6600


Hours of Operation:

Tues-Sat: 8pm – Close
Sunday: 2pm – Close


Best Time to Go:

Wednesday nights for the best music and crowd provided by the Beachwood Rockers Society (Best band = Mitchells Folly)


Cranes offers some of the best new music in Hollywood with an up-close and personal setting. It’s the closest you can get in this town to a dive bar for young people looking to pay a reasonable price for a drink and listen to some great new artists. Situated a little off the beaten path north of Sunset, it’s just enough space to shed the glitz and glamour. It’s more of a typical, gritty and interesting kind of place you might find in Brooklyn or somewhere on the east side of Boston. The Bar staff is friendly, and attracts a neighborhood clientele which adds to the intimacy and comfort of the place. They have a great front and back porch to enjoy the warm night, including an outdoor bar in the back. Inside there are two rooms, the bar with a small lounge, and a little room with a stage for the music and dancing. If you’re in Hollywood, and you want to see how the great music scene in this town really flourishes, Cranes will give you a great time and a chance to meet some real characters.


Pros: Great music, great variety of people.


Cons: No food, limited space.


Rating: 4 out of 5

Reviewed by Chris Loud