LOCATION OF THE WEEK: Where Zooey Deschanel Sang Karaoke

500 Days of Summer Karaoke SceneWe don’t mean to be forward, but it’s true: your drunken karaoke is exactly as awesome as you think it is.

Anyway, we just wanted you to know.

And also, there’s a little bar in Downtown Los Angeles that would like to meet you.

It’s called Redwood Bar & Grill, and it’s the nautically-themed hangout where Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel channel The Pixies and Nancy Sinatra, respectively, while singing karaoke in (500) Days of Summer. Naturally, their impressive performances act as a catalyst for their relationship. Everyone likes a good singer.

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In reality though, the bar’s more into booking professional bands than letting its patrons caterwaul on stage. But still: good bar. So you should check it out. Go there for cold PBR tallboys and chicken wings. Eat a half-pound burger with a side of onion rings and two sides of whiskey.

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But most of all, go there for the bands. Because Redwood is hosting live rock, indie and punk shows almost every night, from local favorites to touring acts.

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And if you feel compelled to jump on stage and start singing, well, we’re not going to stop you.

Although security might.


The Redwood Bar & Grill, 316 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012