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Longtime Polish Dinner Spot Warsawa Changes Name, Adds Hidden Speakeasy

Welcome into Solidarity.

The back patio at Solidarity
The back patio at Solidarity
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Longtime Polish spot Warsawa has switched into another gear, trading in its decades-old legacy for a new name, Solidarity. The menu remains largely the same as when the place first opened back in 1979, but they’ve updated the interior and even added a secret new speakeasy component.

UrbanDaddy first got access to the redone space, which still feels cozy inside its former bungalow house on Lincoln Boulevard. More importantly, there’s now a great-looking new back bar space that’s accessed by passing through a white bookshelf inside a supply closet. Once inside, there’s room for 20 seats, and a menu full of martinis.

Of course, the restaurant’s back patio is still in action. Over the years its become something of a hang for locals in the neighborhood, while inside families and couples still dine on stroganoff, paprikash, and pierogies over candlelight.

The new Solidarity is open for dinner only, with nightly hours Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The back bar and patio stay open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.


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