Filming Location,  Movies

Redwood Bar & Grill from “(500) Days of Summer”, “Bridesmaids”, and the “Veronica Mars” movie

LOCATION

The Redwood Bar & Grill in downtown Los Angeles, which has been seen onscreen several times, often as a karaoke bar.

ADDRESS

Redwood Bar & Grill
316 W 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA
theredwoodbar.com


STORY & PHOTOS

The Redwood Bar & Grill has appeared in at least three films that I adore: 2009’s “(500) Days of Summer”, 2011’s “Bridesmaids”, and 2014’s “Veronica Mars” (the film follow-up to the cult favorite TV show).

The Redwood is memorable as the karaoke bar from “(500) Days” where Summer (Zooey Deschanel) sings “Sugar Town” by Nancy Sinatra and Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) sings “Here Comes Your Man” by The Pixies.

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In “Bridesmaids”, the Redwood is where Annie (Kristen Wiig) and Rhodes (Chris O’Dowd) hang out after Annie screws up the Vegas trip and gets booted as Lillian’s maid of honor.

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“Bridesmaids” is set in Wisconsin and used a different exterior for the establishing shot, but the interiors were filmed at the Redwood.

It’s back to karaoke in the “Veronica Mars” movie: the Redwood is where Veronica (Kristen Bell) and Logan (Jason Dohring) find obsessive fan Ruby Jetson (Gaby Hoffman) emulating Logan’s dead ex-girlfriend on stage.

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In real life, the Redwood is in downtown Los Angeles. Alex and I stopped by while we were in the area:

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It’s set up like it might be a dive, but the staff was super nice and the food was delicious. I highly recommend it if you’re in the downtown area and a fan of any of these films!


STORY & PHOTO CREDITS

Written by Christina LeBlanc
Location photos by Christina LeBlanc and Alex Jackman

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