Popular Eastside sports bar the Greyhound is set to make its Glendale debut in the early spring of next year. The plan is to double down on the Highland Park original’s overwhelming success by offering craft beer, cocktails, TVs, and food.
It’s not hard to see this new Brand Boulevard project becoming an easy success, given the lack of competition in the immediate area. It helps of course that partners Matt Glassman, Ryan Julio, Steven Williams, and James Bygrave (who are also behind cocktail bar ETA) have a history of success, often playing to lines out the door during big sporting events like the or basically any Dodger or Tottenham Hotspur game. ETA chef Josh Davis is also in the mix with this new location, crafting a menu of neighborhood favorites like burgers, sandwiches, fish and chips, and, of course, the Greyhound’s lauded wings.
In terms of design, Ana Henton is on to oversee the laid-back 3,300 square foot project, which should have room for around 75 seats when all is said and done. There will be lots of throwback pub touches like leather chairs, dark wood, and a mishmash of art and photos on the walls, plus tall windows looking out onto the street.
It’s worth noting that this is the Wine Vault building on Brand, which was for a time going to be a collaboration between the Greyhound team and chef Michael Hung. The plan at that time was to focus on seafood and wine, but the two teams ultimately decided to part ways, leading to this new plan to recreate the Greyhound in a new part of town. Expect an opening sometime in the first half of 2019.
The Greyhound. 933 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA.