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The Roost

3100 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
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The Roost

Lina Lecaro


  • Daily 10am-2am
  • Reservations Accepted
This somewhat rundown, barn-themed spot is a popular alternative on Los Feliz Blvd., especially for those who find nearby Bigfoot Lodge too loud and The Griffin up the street too much of a pick-up spot. Super-casual and dirt cheap (but bring cash, they don't do plastic), The Roost is a dive, but it comes alive on weekends, when hip twentysomethings from the area descend. Weeknights it's mostly regulars watching the tube and barfly types. Spacious seating, endless free popcorn from an old-fashioned machine (you serve yourself in tiny brown-paper bags) and an odd array of fixtures and decor (empty liquor bottles line the walls) continue to make the Roost an unassuming but comforting place to nest.

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