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There's a New Prison-Themed Bar in Koreatown... And It's Weird

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Prizon Bar

Koreatown’s Prizon Bar opened on August 31 with bizarre, jail-themed digs, including fake prison bars, metal fencing, and kitschy black light murals which attempt to replicate jailbird life. The bar’s menu is also a head-scratcher. Written in Korean with English translation, it’s broken into four categories: “Eatalian,” fries, entree, and soup. That means there’s everything from Caprese salad to kimchi stew to tortilla pizza — whatever that is — to accompany the bar’s array of soju and beer.


Interestingly, this isn’t the first jail-themed eatery Los Angeles has seen over the decades. Back in 1925, the current El Cid on Sunset, then known as Jail Café, also had dining tables placed in faux jail cells, and even went so far as to have waiters dressed as convicts.

Prizon Bar is open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily, with happy hour specials from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Prizon Bar
2500 W 8th St Ste 108
Los Angeles

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