Nightlife and Restaurants


Some may call Johnny’s a dive bar, but mainly it’s just a good old-fashioned bar. Walk into Johnny’s any night of the week and you’ll see a very mixed clientele of locals and those who made the drive to this popular hot spot. Regulars say that Johnny’s has a great beer selection, easygoing bartenders and a welcoming atmosphere. What else could ask for from your local watering hole?

Mr. T’s Bowl

Originally opened in 1929 as a garage, Mr. T’s Bowl is a Highland Park landmark. After a brief stint as a bowling alley, Mr T’s eventually transformed itself into a music venue and became a staple on the underground and alternative music scene of Los Angeles. Live music starts at 9pm Thursday through Saturday nights. Attracting a number of well known bands, Mr. T’s also prides itself on helping to provide up and coming bands a place to play and be heard. Help support local music and check out Mr. T’s!

The York

The York (right) is a stylish gastropub that is perhaps the best example of the change the neighborhood has seen in recent years. Like Johnny’s this bar has a wide ranging drink selection but where The York stands out is with its food. The menu contains many pub favorites like cheeseburgers and fish ‘n chips, but all done up in an upscale way that makes paying $13 for a cheeseburger worth it. Located smack dab in the middle of York Blvd, it’s not a surprise that many call this spot Highland Park’s very own “Cheers”.

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