Redwood Bar & Grill

A pirate theme has overtaken this old L.A. Times hangout, where heavy coils of rope, skull candleholders, and wood-paneled walls simulate—sort of—a ship. The drinks are strong, and most of the grub is fried: crab cakes, fish-and-chips, and four takes on burgers (beef, turkey, portobello, and veggie) as well as three kinds of fries. Take a tip, matey, and go for the killer mac and cheese.