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The rudest treatment I've ever received from a restaurant in my life. We never even made it in. When I called to get directions and contested them sending me south of Franklin instead of north, I was asked if I had a map and when I said yes the man I was speaking to said, ""Good luck!"" and hung up on me.
My family and I were so looking forward to trying them out and enjoying a nice Sunday supper. We'll be dining elsewhere tonight. Can you even believe they hung up on me? I wasn't yelling, I wasn't being rude, I was just disagreeing with their directions and trying to get them to understand that we would be driving east on Franklin and that their directions to turn right on Griffith Park Boulevard would take us south --- AWAY from their restaurant. I wonder if their food is good? We will never know. Nor will any of our friends or relatives. It's amazing how even a stranger's rudeness can ruin your day...



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great bar

i have been there before the food is great, i met new friends here, the place is cool awesome!



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I was a patron of this place for many years and yes I am German. The food is great here, the neighborhood is awesome. unfortunately I showed up on a Tuesday night where they had a German version of Austin Powers lounge singer that wears a white wig. I have never felt so insulted in my life. This lounge singer did nothing but make fun of Germans, the accent, & the culture. what an insult. I don't think I can bare to ever go back. No thank you, why would I want to go to a German restaurant where the entertainment makes fun of Germans?



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Another Great Patio Location

There is nothing like drinking great German beer while dining in an amazing patio -- perfect atmosphere for gathering with friends. The service is always great with waitresses in Bavarian outfits. Sometimes a pianist plays live music. And the atrium has one of the largest selections of beers I've ever seen.



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Excellent German Food

Excellent German Food at fair prices - Fine 'Old Tavern' atmosphere.

Michael Fran


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German Pubby Goodness

I'm not usually one for brief reviews but... brats, beers, beers IN brats, and waitresses in lederhosen. 'Nuff said. Sit in the patio with a crowd. Sit on the ground floor as a pair -- the piano man is a riot.



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My favorite bar in L.A.

This place never dissapoints, from the half yard German beers to the open air patio, and authentic German food that really hits the spot. I always like to sit out on the patio with friends and Iv'e never not had a good time at this place!



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I'd go back

A bit smokey and dark inside, and sometimes it's hard to find a place to sit (or you can just hang out at the patio). I hate that I had to park almost 4 blocks away. But I'd go back for a drink. A good variety of beer, all very good. Hofbrau is probably my favorite.

Nice place to enjoy with some friends and drink some yummy beer!



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been there , done that

Red Lion used to be cool, in a neighborhood sort of way , even before the patio was there. Now its MTV cast off , look a-likes , ""newbees"" to the neighborhood and hipsters that have taken the cool factor to another level ! wanna be rockstars and loud chics screaming WOOOOO !! after every toast ! Gross ! no thanks, i'll sit home with the bong !



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Good Service

Authentic German food was excellent! We sampled the cold cuts meat tray and various beers. Dinner portions were plentiful and a real treat to the palate. Awesome fries. All was superb! Our waitress, Lydia was courteous and always served with a smile. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. We have eaten there many times and will always return when we visit LA.



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Red Lion Rocks

The RL Tavern is the kind of place that you walk into, get the crappiest servcie you can possibly imagine, and yet still walk out (sometimes stumble out) having the greatest time of your life. The beers are awesome, the Jager is cold and the food is great. I go there for my birthday every year and every year I have the time of my life. It does tend to get crowded during the weekend but what fun would a dead bar be?




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Haven't been in a few years now but always remember it because it's so unique you just gotta love the atmosphere! Different and refreshing.



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Best German place in LA!

We've gone through the German (or ""German"", as some proved to be!) restaurants in LA, and this is by far the best. The beer selection sports proper wei?bier, and the menu has some excellent German items - the potato salad was definitely something I'd recommend! We actually had a decent-sized surprise party here, with 17 people, and the management was excellent in organizing the room for us (which is cozy but has real character - perfect for groups under 20!). Our waitress was rude and useless at the beginning, but a quick word to the manager on duty and he fixed that extremely quickly! In fact, he came in off his break and helped her out, so all the guests had dinner in less than 20 minutes! The parking is extremely limited, which can be a problem on busy occasions, but we've always found parking on the street, so don't let this put you off. German food is great - if you're into good German beer and food (which we certainly are) then look no further than this in LA!



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Awesome beer selection

It is exactly what I was looking for. German restaurants are known for great times. If you like beer, great home cooked food and tons of fun, Red Lion Tavern is a great place to go to. This restaurant has an amazing beer garden all the way in the back. If you are expecting top service, you wont get it here. Knowing German restaurants this is expected. There is nothing warm in a German accent. If someone tells you that there is this German restaurant with excelent service, odds are, it is not a German restaurant......believe me!

Ken S.


Bavarians & Bohemians - Good fun

The 'Red Lion' is an LA/Silver Lake institution. Good German food and drink with German expats and local Silver Lake/Echo Park bohemians rubbing shoulders and having a good time.

It can get mighty crowded on weekends so try and schedule your first visit there for a weeknight or earlier in the day.

Almost always an interesting crowd (including the waitresses) and a reliable menu (besides the sausage platter which is a nice treat for drinking parties try the fish and chips, and the steak tartar).

Have to recommend for Sunday brunch too.


Phone: (323) 662-5337

Address: 2366 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039


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Extra Phones

Phone: (323) 666-5241

Phone: (323) 666-5421

Fax: (323) 666-5241

Payment method
visa, amex, mastercard, discover
Price Range
East LA, Silver Lake

The Red Lion Tavern

Other Information

Parking: Street, On Site

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: European, German, Continental

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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