Night Life: A toast to Los Feliz's new bar scene
Los Feliz is in need of fresh blood. In the last year or so, two of Los Feliz's nightlife landmarks closed their doors: Tangiers and the longtime swing-dancing standard, the Derby.
There's not much left of the old Los Feliz scene now except for the Dresden, a stalwart of '70s décor down to its lounge stars Marty and Elayne, such permanent fixtures they might be retrofitted for the Big One.
But a few new and upcoming establishments are oxygenating the neighborhood, tapping the sweet spot of urban professionals, increasingly affluent but far from shedding their East-of-Hollywood cool.
-- Margaret WapplerPhoto: The new wine bar from Dustin Lancaster, a longtime Cafe Stella bartender, has been a hit in the neighborhood since opening in early July. Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times