The Dresden Restaurant

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SUNDAY - MONDAY: 4:30 P.M. - 12 A.M. | TUESDAY - SATURDAY: 4:30 P.M. - 2 A.M.
323.665.4294 | WEBSITE

The Dresden got its nationwide nod via an appearance in Swingers, but its been a go-to hangout for locals since 1954.  The ambiance and décor have barely changed since opening night—think curved vinyl booths, dim lighting, and weird rock walls—save the classic lounge act Marty and Elayne, who began laying out their nightly hits on the upright bass and piano in the early 1980s. They perform Tuesday through Saturday, so don’t bother with the other nights. You want the full Dresden experience.

Known For
  • live music
  • historic
  • full menu
What to drink
Blood and Sand.
Neighborhood
Los Feliz
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