It's not easy to find a good neighborhood bar. The kind of place where you can walk in, grab a glass of wine or craft beer and not even need to bring a friend. You'll see familiar faces and be treated like family.
The music on the jukebox will help you escape from a long work day. The ambiance is warm, yet hip. The people are fun and unpretentious, and the food is everything you could want from a bar.
The York is all of these things and more, which is why it is one of our all time favorite bars. Located in Highland Park, CA, one of the oldest suburbs of Los Angeles and also backdrop to famous films like Reservoir Dogs and The Lincoln Lawyer, The York has managed to find appeal with an incredibly eclectic audience.
From local college kids attending Occidental College up the street to couples buying their first homes and starting families. From aspiring musicians to established rockstars, bright-eyed dreamers to famous celebrities, staunch business folks to retired couples enjoying the simple things in life. And let us not forget the old Irishman who just loves a good cup of cheap Scotch and friendly conversation. With people from all walks of life and every ethnicity in between, the York is indeed a melting pot of diversity and universal appeal.
Even now, we're wishing we were hanging at the bar enjoying a pint of Craftsman 1903 lager, chatting with the bartenders or bar regulars, and reminiscing about old times.
Of course, we can't talk about The York without mentioning the food. There's the mouthwatering Cheddar Burger served with the best hand-cut fries ever, the Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri, the Cuban Sandwich, and of course the Truffle Mac and Cheese, just to name a few. The food at The York never disappoints. It's bar food done right.
This month, Gindo's Spice of Life is celebrating 7 years in business. On April 20, 2011, Gindo sold the very first case of our Original hot sauce to none other than The York, and they've been supporting us ever since.
We want to say a huge thank you to Ryan and all the people that have made The York what it is today. Cheers to many more years!
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