El Prado Renovates the Look, but Keeps the Same Feel

Echo Park watering hole El Prado has recently undergone a makeover.  Owner Nick Fisher may have physically altered the look of the bar, but the natural, raw, friendly vibe has remained the same. According to Fisher, “it has been and will continue to be a special place where people can come together.”

Located in Echo Park along Sunset Blvd, El Prado is known for its wide range of local craft beers and natural wines served by  cool and friendly bartenders   As you work up an appetite drinking and socializing, order a gourmet hot dog or spiced nuts. These aren’t your average peanuts. This recipe has been in Fisher’s family recipe for years. Expect an explosion of taste in your mouth as the flavors hit your taste buds.

At his core, Nick Fisher is an artist who wanted to add a more imaginative flair to the decor. Recruiting several of his fellow artist friends, they added hand carved sun tables and a funky, large  disco ball -”the golden nugget” to the interior. Outside, Fisher added a vibrant mosaic to the back patio.

The dark, cozy, sultry  atmosphere, along with good food and drinks  make El Prado the perfect place for a date or a night out with friends. And did I mention the music? El Prado prides itself on their extensive vinyl collection containing records from all genres ranging from pop, to heavy metal, to R&B and soft rock. 

In addition to the physical renovations, Fisher is expanding the bar’s weekly programming. The Tuesday night “Drinking Club” will be a celebration of natural wine and craft beers featuring an all-night specially priced bottle list. The goal is for patrons to “chill out, buy an affordable bottle of wine or beer, and share it with friends and strangers alike.” Sunday nights will feature pianist Jay Israelson and his mélange of classic and modern tunes. July featured a 30-night festival of sorts called 30 Nights at Nicky’s. Each night highlighted a different theme from Get Heavy: Heavy Metal Night, Sylvester Rovine Winery Flight Night to  Dead Tape Collector Mark Rodriguez’s Grateful Dead Night.

Whether you are looking for a quick drink or a chill spot to hang with friends El Prado is the ideal bar. Successfully combining a cozy vibe with a diverse menu and chill vinyls, El Prado has secured its spot on the list of “Go To” places in Los Angeles.

1805 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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