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The Good Bar

On 7th and Redondo


Blake, the new owner of “The Good Bar”, firmly believes that everything happens for a reason. Little after he seriously thought about running his own bar, he was let go from the bar he’d been working for 15 years – what an opportunity! Within just two weeks he came across “The Bull Bar” that was up for sale on 7th and Redondo. The universe truly conspires to assist ones who make a commitment. With his high school friend Andy, Blake launched The Good Bar and Grill in December 2015 and has been super successful so far. The grand opening was a packed-out party of 250 people and had exceeded the expectations the duo had.

A skateboarder of 30 years, Blake’s collection of colorful decks from friends who turned pro, graces the walls, and there are murals all over the walls in keeping with the artistic vibe.

“Skateboards are rad art to hang,” he says. “They look so killer in here!”

As well as the decor, Blake has also got a hands-on approach with the type of food that is served at The Good Bar. As a vegetarian, he’s made sure there are plenty of meat-free options on the menu, like vegan hot dogs and a veggie burger made in-house. The bar sources high-quality products like grass-fed steaks and locally made bread from The Crema Café & Artisan Bakery of neighboring  Seal Beach.

“I want my kids to be able to eat here, and I want my friends to be able to eat here,” he explains.

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