The Grant, Glassell Park’s long-awaited cocktail bar along Eagle Rock Boulevard, is finally ready for its big reveal. The project from Michael Lippman and Joshua Weinstein, two longtime bar vets best known as co-owners of Echo Park’s busy Bar Bandini, will open on Saturday, August 28 for service.
Longtime Glassell Park resident and native Angeleno Lippman has long worked to bring this personal project to his neighborhood. The mellow 1,400-square-foot bar space skews towards the building’s enduring Art Deco look, with century-old touches like a curved ceiling, plush velvet banquette seating, and plenty of exposed brick. The menu feels similarly vintage, with takes on classic cocktails like vesper and old fashioneds in addition to loads of natural wine (including on-tap wine options). There are low-ABV and alcohol-free cocktails available as well, plus local craft beer from names like Craftsmen and Solarc. Don’t expect much on the food front, just bar snacks like Bub and Grandma’s focaccia and olives, with some more robust dining options to come at a larger date. The opening menu is below.
The opening of the Grant — named after a 1784 land grant that ceded the area to one Jose Maria Verdugo — is big news for Glassell Park, as the area continues to see an influx of new developments and businesses in recent years. Articles outlining ongoing gentrification and displacement in the area (including nearby Highland Park) date back years, and not everyone in the community has been comfortable with the forthcoming changes.
As for the Art Deco building at Eagle Rock Boulevard and Avenue 35 overall, there are still several more tenants to come. Bub and Grandma’s is set to open a sandwich restaurant there in short order, and Solarc Brewing is still planning a brewery and beer bar as well. The team from All Time in Los Feliz has also previously been attached to the address, though it’s unclear if that project is moving forward now.
The Grant opens this Saturday, August 28, at 3515 Eagle Rock Boulevard with daily hours starting at 4 p.m. and running to midnight or later (2 a.m. on weekends). There’s also a happy hour that runs daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; the opening menu is below.