Saturday, July 07, 2007

The Alibi Room



Remember the funky little dive bar called The Alibi Room on Washington Blvd near Centinela? Well, it looks like the space is on its way to Hipville. Culver City/Mar Vista has gotten some dive bar make overs lately: Sloppy Joes became Carbon, Sarna's became S&S, and now Alibi Room becoming... ?



12236 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230

9 comments:

mudbird said...

A Mar Vista neighbor told me that the guy who owns the Venice Grind coffeehouse on Venice Blvd is redoing the Alibi Room.

Anonymous said...

The guy who owns the Venice Grind is working on the former El Castillo restaurant (Washington Blvd @ Inglewood Blvd). The Alibi Room is now owned by the owners of Beachwood (Washington Blvd @ Abbot Kinney) and The Brig (on Abbot Kinney n. of Venice).

Brian Aldrich said...

Thanks for the update. I'm looking forward to the opening. I've published your link to this story along with some pics I took back in March. Thanks again.
LAkompany.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

i live so close by to this place..walking distance style..i can't wait...see you all there!

Misha said...

This'll be a perfect spot for a post-Mi Ranchita dinner aperitif, as that restaurant right across the street is my favorite Mexican restaurant in LA.

- Misha

Ken said...

The sign on this building now says "Alibi". I guess it isn't called "The Alibi Room" anymore. I'm walking distance from this place too. I hope this isn't the end of these makeovers in our area. Now if only a new cafe could open on Washington/Centinela...

triplecreme said...

Ken,
Take a close look. It says "room" very small on the bottom. I heard the same guy bought the Cozy and Culvr Carborator on Wash. Place. We may have another dive bar make-over soon.

Anonymous said...

hi all,
this is the same anonymous person that posted on July 31, 2007. I hope I could meet all of you that live close by, maybe we can all walk there together...become new friends and meet more new friends...what do you guys think?
or meet at Bank of America..hahaha. or yes Mi Ranchito..i haven't been there. just pass by everyday.

-rizz

andy fox said...

Two items:

1) I went to Alibi Room tonight and it was nice and new and nicely decorated and the crowd was nowhere near as gay as it usually is at a bar on Friday night. Some chick who said she reads this blog started getting all Pc vs. Mac on me, but was rather friendly about it.

2)@Misha, an aperitif is something you drink before dinner, so it wouldn't be a good post-mi ranchito place. A digestif is what you drink after dinner.

Thats all I got.