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The American Legion Hollywood Post
2035 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90068
The American Legion is a national veterans service organization. This location is Post number 43 and has been operatingMore in Hollywood since 1919. The building itself resembles an Army barracks but with art deco architecture. An honor roll of American war heroes decorate the outer facade. The courtyard contains a war memorial complete with an antique cannon. The building itself is available for private events including live shows, film shoots and receptions. The hall has a rich heritage and was a favorite place for local artists and politicians. Humphrey Bogart was a regular at the roaring-'20s-style basement bar. The American Legion Hollywood Post is also the location for many films and television commercials. Come for the museum, stay for the drinks.
Mel's Drive-In
1650 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Though you might think Mel's Drive-In is about 35 years older than it actually is, that's the point: when it openedMore in 1985 it was meant to look like a traditional American diner from the 1950's. You can even see what the original San Fransisco Mel's is modeled after in the film American Graffiti. This now-famous location below Hollywood Boulevard on North Highland opened in November of 2001. They serve classic American diner fare like hamburgers and fries, as well as home-style dishes like meatloaf and lasagna.

This location sits in the Max Factor building and shares a wall with the Hollywood History Museum. In the back of Mel's you'll find their Celebrity Bar, a lounge available for private parties, movie sceenings and just hangin' out. No cover but DJ's, happy hour and Monday Night Football available.

The Carriage House
1627 N Gower St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The Carriage House, located just north of Hollywood Boulevard near Carlton Way Avenue, is a museum and business park.More The gated complex is made up of five business suites containing the Patches Audio studio, the Six Point Harness Company and the Carriage House.  

The original carriage house was built in 1890 and has been renovated many times.  A large working fountain decorates the courtyard area which also has outdoor seating and horse head ties guard the entrance.  Inside there are antique carriages of all kinds, and art work from the turn of the century decorates the walls.  To visit the Carriage House, you must contact the management and set up an appointment.    

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