The Houston Brothers have done it again! Each bar they open is an experience, from the moment you walk in to the decor and the drinks. They never miss a beat and Good Times at Davey Wayne’s is no exception.
As a child of the 1970s, I remember fondly, albeit with a bit of shame, the shag carpets, the colors of green, orange, yellow and brown and the freedom of the decade. Good Times at Davey Wayne’s took me back to my childhood, although now I can enjoy the drinks as well. And, it is a trip back to the Houston Brother’s childhood as they pay homage to their father Davey Wayne with this bar.
How do you find the newest Hollywood bar? Look for the garage sale happening on the street. But, look closely and this is not your ordinary garage sale. Everything here is retro-fantastic…..record albums, candy, clothing, bangles and other chatskies….and actually for sale, if you want!
Enter the garage and you will find the secret entrance.
Once inside, you will feed transported to the 1970s and for some of us, it may remind you of your childhood home. The Houston Brothers spent 2 years collecting items to decorate the bar.
They re-purposed cabinet doors from the 70s that line the middle hallway (you have to look carefully for the for the “M” or “W,” to find the bathrooms). Inside the bathrooms, the walls are covered with magazine images from the 70s. Who didn’t have that Farrah Fawcett image on their wall….every little girl wanted that hair style!
In the bar, there is a bar seat cordoned-off in the corner with an Old Fashioned sitting on the bar. This is Davey’s chair. And behind his chair is a Monte Carlo pinball machine, after all, their mom and dad met in a bar, playing pinball.
Once you finish wandering through the rooms, marveling at the decor, take a seat at the indoor bar and and let Bar Manager Sonny Bonasera whip up a play on 70s classics created by Beverage Director Joe Swifka.
Then head outside to the patio where you can get tiki drinks at the trailer and well as food! Tasty BBQ items like Baby Back Ribs, Not So Dirty Dogs, Pork Belly Sandwiches and BBQ Corn are perfect to enjoy with your drinks as you sit in a hammock or on the patio furniture.
If the drink, and the food, aren’t enough of an attraction, there is also a stage for the live band and live entertainment on the outdoor roof above the trailer bar where a roller-skating duet performs with hoola hoops.
Good Times at Davey Wayne’s
1611 N El Centro Ave
Mon – Fri: 4 PM – 2 AM (Happy Hour: 4 – 8 PM)
Sat – Sun: 2 PM – 2 AM (Happy Hour: 2 – 6 PM)