The Wild Last Hours of Hal's in Venice
An Abbot Kinney neighborhood haunt since before the street was called Abbot Kinney, Halâ€™s was well-known as the Cheers-like locals' hangout, particularly for artists. Ed Ruscha, whose print shop is nearby, was a regular, as were Ed Moses and Judy Baca. Tim Robbins and Mel Brooks were seen there frequently, and even Mike Tyson stopped by for a drink.
On Sunday, April 26, 2015, Hal's closed its doors after thirty years, and L.A. Weekly stopped by to capture some of the best stories from the restaurant's 30-year history.
See also: Goodbye to Hal's, Venice's Legendary Artist Hangout on Abbot Kinney