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The Redwood Bar & Grill

316 W. Second St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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  • Sun-Fri 11am-2am, Sat 5pm-2am
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Decorated with skulls & crossbones, fishing nets and maritime paintings, this pirate-themed downtown bar has a long and rich history. Roots-rock, punk and indie bands vie for attention on the club's small, low stage.

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