There are so many reasons to love the shit out of the Redwood Bar and Grill — from the endless stream of nightly punk acts, to the whiskey-sodden dark wood, to the nearly perfect happy hour. But let's be honest, this place is pretty much the only Goonies-themed bar in existence. Now, the folks who run the Redwood probably never thought of it as a place that would channel “One-Eyed” Willie, they probably just collected a beautiful mess of nautical antiques and buccaneer paraphernalia. There are skulls on the bar holding up candles and crossbones behind it, but there aren't played-out pirates like lame-ass Jack Sparrow. Instead, there's the specter of Willie's gang and his ship, the Inferno, just waiting for the washed-up, 35-year-old Mikey Walsh and Chunk to puke somewhere on the tiles. 316 W. Second St., dwntwn. (213) 680-2600, theredwoodbar.com. —Paul T. Bradley
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