|P.O. Box 972
Hollywood, California 90078
Mar 31 - Cocktails in Historic Places at the Tam O'Shanter in Los Feliz
Website: www.lawrysonline.com/ tam-oshanter
Valet parking is available at this location for $3.50
2980 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Continue the celebration of St. Patrickâ€™s Day and join the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles as we host our March Cocktails in Historic Placesâ„˘ at the Tam Oâ€™Shanter Restaurant in Atwater Village. Okay, we know itâ€™s Scottish-themed, not Irish, but itâ€™s such a delightful spot that we think St. Paddy himself would give it his blessinâ€™, and every year the Tam O'Shanter produces an amazing St. Paddyâ€™s day celebration on the big day!
Originally opened in 1922 in what was then a hub of Los Angelesâ€™ growing movie industry, â€śthe Tamâ€ť was the favorite lunch spot of stars like Mary Pickford, Tom Mix, and Roscoe â€śFattyâ€ť Arbuckle. Indeed, Walt Disney ate here so often that his animators jokingly referred to it as the â€śstudio commissaryâ€ť (and when you visit, be sure to look for the drawing the Disney Studios made to show its appreciation for the Tamâ€™s excellent service). What makes the Tam Oâ€™Shanter really special, however, is more than its quaint old-world design and famous fans. Itâ€™s been proudly operated by the same family for the last 90 years and theyâ€™ve ensured it continues to thrive as one of the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles. With a pedigree like that, itâ€™s no wonder itâ€™s one of our favorite â€śCHPâ€ť spots.
The Tam keeps its history alive, having recently redesigned their sign to be closer to the original one, featuring a large lightning bolt, which is a direct reference to the 1790 poem by Scottish poet Robert Burns, from which the "Tam O' Shanter" gets its name. Thereâ€™s a wonderful old world atmosphere in the place, and the Tam features many excellent brews on tap, an unmatched selection of whiskeys and spirits, top notch old and new cocktails, and a carving station with some of the best turkey, ham, and beef in Los Angeles.
Come straight from work or slip into something more Deco â€“ either way, plan to join us for no-host cocktails and an evening with like-minded people. Cocktails in Historic Placesâ„˘ is open to members and non-members alike and no reservations are required; however, if you wish to dine at the restaurant before or after our event at the bar, we suggest contacting the Tam Oâ€™Shanter directly to make a dinner reservation. There is also food and open seating in the bar area. Valet parking is available for $3.50 and there is a moderate amount of street parking in the adjacent blocks as well. Hope to see you there!