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Zebulon, Frogtown
Farley Elliott

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Descend Into the Flannel Zone at Frogtown's New Live Music and Cocktail Hangout

Inside the all-day cafe and bar with music in the back

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.

It’s not just Salazar and Wax Paper getting all the love these days in Frogtown. Here comes Zebulon, a funky mixed-medium bar, cafe, and event space for live music and local productions from the community. The place on Fletcher Drive soft opened this week, and will be ramping up even further in the coming days.

Zebulon takes over a 5,000 square foot space that dates to 1930, splitting the square footage between a front cafe space and bar, complete with a full liquor license. There’s a kitchen for food (dinnertime hours only for now, but with lunch and even breakfast to come), and plenty of bar seating for all your whiskey cocktail and craft beer wants.

The halfway point is marked by a ticket booth where guests can check in for that evening’s shows, then onto a large open room with an old wooden bar at one end. That behemoth is actually a piece of Zebulon history — it made the journey with the owners after they closed the original Brooklyn version of the venue and move west.

Williamsburg’s loss is Frogtown’s gain, as the cozy space now provides even more dining and entertainment options for the sliver of neighborhood pushed up against the LA River. There’s even a small patio and smoking area off to one side, though it doesn’t have quite the charm as next door neighbor Salazar (though what could?). Zebulon is now soft open, with live music or other entertainment nightly, keeping hours from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Zebulon LA
2478 Fletcher Drive
Los Angeles, CA

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