Clifton's Republic

Clifton's Republic Explore LA's most iconic dining & nightlife destination where five floors of transportive dining and cocktail environments await discovery. Come visit and experience the Art of Adventure!
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We invite you to experience Living History in one of California's most historic venues. Once the starting point of Route 66, Clifton's became a cultural institution that inspired the works of such diverse visionaries as Walt Disney, Ray Bradbury, Jack Kerouac and Jerry Leiber. This fantasy environment, patterned after California's ancient Redwood forests, celebrates the natural and cultural wonder of the Golden State and its people. With its twelve foot diameter Coastal Redwood towering over its three story amphitheater-- Cathedral Grove-- and its massive stone fireplace presiding over brooks, a chapel and an assortment of Natural History dioramas and other wonders, Clifton's is truly the nation's most unique hospitality environment. A highly diverse five floors of dining and cocktail options present much to explore. Families can enjoy walks through woodlands and caves while those inclined towards cocktails and world class entertainment will find plenty to enjoy with four bars, cabaret and a spectacular ballroom housing our lion and other awe inspiring displays. Every nook and cranny holds a story, and the entire space beckons travelers of all ages in search of history and adventure.

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Join us this evening for The Neverlands LIVE as we bring you hours of classic entertainment and music 🎶 to share in quar...
04/19/2020

Join us this evening for The Neverlands LIVE as we bring you hours of classic entertainment and music 🎶 to share in quarantine!⁠

Follow the link in our bio and join us to celebrate being together from 9pm-12am from the safety of your abode.⁠

https://bit.ly/theneverlandslive

Starting next week we’ll even show you how to prepare your favorite 🍸 to accompany the festivities! And remember to stay safe and healthy and follow all social distancing guidelines!

04/17/2020

You're invited along to a virtual land of imagination, intrigue, and adventure 🎙️The Neverlands LIVE!

Tonight & tomorrow from 9pm to midnight

Stream live at https://bit.ly/theneverlandslive

Produced by Casey Alva

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Visit theneverlands.com/coronavirus-resource-community/ to learn how you can help our community.

All proceeds will go directly to our Associates to help them through this challenging time.

We wish you a very Happy Easter!🐇🐇🐇The Neverlands Creative Initiative WORD OF THE DAY is 'Holiday'⁠⁠⠀⁠The goal of The Ne...
04/13/2020

We wish you a very Happy Easter!

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The Neverlands Creative Initiative WORD OF THE DAY is 'Holiday'⁠
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The goal of The Neverlands Creative Initiative to embrace our current roles as living historians. Each day, we will be curating a word to inspire your creativity.⁠⠀⁠
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The medium which you express is your choice-- art, poetry, personal action, journal entries, anything your heart desires! We encourage you to get your whole family involved at all ages.⁠⠀⁠
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If you choose to document your creative journey, please tag us and use #CreateNeverlands so we can share it with the world.⁠

04/11/2020

LIVE at 9PM! ✨ THE NEVERLANDS LIVE: A VIRTUAL EVENING AT CLIFTON’S ✨⁠ 9PM-12AM, FRIDAYS + SATURDAYS⁠

https://bit.ly/theneverlandslive

Produced by DJ Casey Alva

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The Neverlands Creative Initiative WORD OF THE DAY is 'Whimsy'⁠
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The goal of The Neverlands Creative Initiative to embrace our current roles as living historians. Each day, we will be curating a word to inspire your creativity.⁠⠀⁠
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The medium which you express is your choice-- art, poetry, personal action, journal entries, anything your heart desires! We encourage you to get your whole family involved at all ages.⁠⠀⁠
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If you choose to document your creative journey, please tag us and use #CreateNeverlands so we can share it with the world.⁠

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Visit theneverlands.com/coronavirus-resource-community/ to learn how you can help our community. All proceeds will go directly to our Associates to help them through this challenging time.

04/10/2020

We return tonight LIVE at 9PM! ✨ THE NEVERLANDS LIVE: A VIRTUAL EVENING AT CLIFTON’S ✨⁠ 9PM-12AM, FRIDAYS + SATURDAYS⁠

https://bit.ly/theneverlandslive

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The Neverlands Creative Initiative WORD OF THE DAY is 'Imagination'⁠
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The goal of The Neverlands Creative Initiative to embrace our current roles as living historians. Each day, we will be curating a word to inspire your creativity.⁠⠀⁠
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The medium which you express is your choice-- art, poetry, personal action, journal entries, anything your heart desires! We encourage you to get your whole family involved at all ages.⁠⠀⁠
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If you choose to document your creative journey, please tag us and use #CreateNeverlands so we can share it with the world.

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Visit theneverlands.com/coronavirus-resource-community/ to learn how you can help our community. All proceeds will go directly to our Associates to help them through this challenging time.

⁠We return tomorrow night for THE NEVERLANDS LIVE: A VIRTUAL EVENING AT CLIFTON’S ✨⁠ 9PM-12AM, FRIDAYS + SATURDAYS⁠⁠http...
04/09/2020

⁠We return tomorrow night for THE NEVERLANDS LIVE: A VIRTUAL EVENING AT CLIFTON’S ✨⁠ 9PM-12AM, FRIDAYS + SATURDAYS⁠

https://bit.ly/theneverlandslive

Visit theneverlands.com/coronavirus-resource-community/ to learn how you can help our community. All proceeds will go directly to our Associates to help them through this challenging time.⁠

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The Neverlands Creative Initiative WORD OF THE DAY is 'Sequoia'⁠
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The goal of The Neverlands Creative Initiative to embrace our current roles as living historians. Each day, we will be curating a word to inspire your creativity.⁠⠀⁠
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The medium which you express is your choice-- art, poetry, personal action, journal entries, anything your heart desires! We encourage you to get your whole family involved at all ages.⁠⠀⁠
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If you choose to document your creative journey, please tag us and use #CreateNeverlands so we can share it with the world.⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠

Save the date for your entertainment this weekend! THE NEVERLANDS LIVE: A VIRTUAL EVENING AT CLIFTON’S ✨⁠ 9PM-12AM, FRID...
04/08/2020

Save the date for your entertainment this weekend!

THE NEVERLANDS LIVE: A VIRTUAL EVENING AT CLIFTON’S ✨⁠ 9PM-12AM, FRIDAYS + SATURDAYS⁠

https://bit.ly/theneverlandslive

Visit theneverlands.com/coronavirus-resource-community/ to learn how you can help our community. All proceeds will go directly to our Associates to help them through this challenging time.⁠

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The Neverlands Creative Initiative WORD OF THE DAY is 'Entertainment'⁠⠀⁠
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The goal of The Neverlands Creative Initiative to embrace our current roles as living historians. Each day, we will be curating a word to inspire your creativity.⁠⠀⁠
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The medium which you express is your choice-- art, poetry, personal action, journal entries, anything your heart desires! We encourage you to get your whole family involved at all ages.⁠⠀⁠
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If you choose to document your creative journey, please tag us and use #CreateNeverlands so we can share it with the world.⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠

The Neverlands Creative Initiative WORD OF THE DAY is 'Safety'⁠⠀⁠⠀The goal of The Neverlands Creative Initiative to embr...
04/07/2020

The Neverlands Creative Initiative WORD OF THE DAY is 'Safety'⁠⠀
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The goal of The Neverlands Creative Initiative to embrace our current roles as living historians. Each day, we will be curating a word to inspire your creativity.⁠⠀
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The medium which you express is your choice-- art, poetry, personal action, journal entries, anything your heart desires! We encourage you to get your whole family involved at all ages.⁠⠀
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If you choose to document your creative journey, please tag us and use #CreateNeverlands so we can share it with the world.⁠⠀
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Clifford Clinton, Clifton’s original owner, attempted to create a “Forest Oasis in an Urban Jungle” for his guests. This included The Old Stone Chapel, pictured here, in which guests had an opportunity to behold a forest diorama and listen to a recording of the poem “The Parable of the Redwoods”
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“Clifton’s Living History Tour” is a ONE-HOUR guided historical field trip through Clifton’s on Saturday afternoons. When all is safe once again, you can sign up at cliftonstour.com⁠⁠

The Neverlands Creative Initiative WORD OF THE DAY is 'California'The goal of The Neverlands Creative Initiative to embr...
04/06/2020

The Neverlands Creative Initiative WORD OF THE DAY is 'California'

The goal of The Neverlands Creative Initiative to embrace our current roles as living historians. Each day, we will be curating a word to inspire your creativity.⁠

The medium which you express is your choice-- art, poetry, personal action, journal entries, anything your heart desires! We encourage you to get your whole family involved at all ages.⁠

If you choose to document your creative journey, please tag us and use #CreateNeverlands so we can share it with the world.⁠

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"Scenes from The Monarch Bar, located within the Cathedral Grove area, is named after the last wild Grizzly Bear of California. The Monarch bear belonged to William Randolph Hearst and became the model for the bear on the California state flag."

Commentary provided by Clifton's Tour

“Clifton’s Living History Tour” is a ONE-HOUR guided historical field trip through Clifton’s on Saturday afternoons. When all is safe once again, you can sign up at cliftonstour.com

Today, we launch The Neverlands Creative Initiative to embrace our current roles as living historians. Each day, we will...
04/05/2020

Today, we launch The Neverlands Creative Initiative to embrace our current roles as living historians. Each day, we will be curating a word to inspire your creativity.

The medium which you express is your choice-- art, poetry, personal action, journal entries, anything your heart desires! We encourage you to get your whole family involved at all ages.

WORD OF THE DAY: Kindness

If you choose to document your creative journey, please tag us and use #CreateNeverlands so we can share it with the world.

Three Poppies 'Arab Chief', New York, 1969 by Irving Penn

04/04/2020

WE'RE LIVE AT THE NEVERLANDS TONIGHT ✨ 9PM-12AM

https://bit.ly/theneverlandslive
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Our commitment is to provide a beacon of light-- a fantasy playland grounded in the spirit of community responsibility, social activism, and hope-- a source of inspiration, pleasure, hope, and nourishment during the most trying times in many generations.⁠
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Visit our website to learn how you can help our community. All proceeds will go directly to our Associates to help them through this challenging time.⁠

theneverlands.com/coronavirus-resource-community

04/04/2020

TONIGHT ✨ THE NEVERLANDS LIVE: A VIRTUAL EVENING AT CLIFTON’S ✨⁠ 9PM-12AM, FRIDAYS + SATURDAYS⁠

https://bit.ly/theneverlandslive

We hope you enjoy tonight’s offerings. Please feel free to post ideas for additional offerings so we can continue to grow our virtual community.

Visit our website to learn how you can help our community. All proceeds will go directly to our Associates to help them through this challenging time.

https://theneverlands.com/coronavirus-resource-community/

The Neverlands LIVE returns this Friday & Saturday night.Tune in from 9PM to Midnight both nights to be magically transp...
04/03/2020

The Neverlands LIVE returns this Friday & Saturday night.

Tune in from 9PM to Midnight both nights to be magically transported out of your home and into our unique world of imagination.⁠

https://bit.ly/theneverlandslive

03/29/2020

THE NEVERLANDS LIVE: A VIRTUAL EVENING AT CLIFTON’S ✨⁠ 9PM-12AM, FRIDAYS + SATURDAYS

https://bit.ly/theneverlandslive

There will be a series of 4 passwords released throughout the show. Be the first to email [email protected] each of them AND/OR all 4 to win a prize.

Visit https://theneverlands.com/coronavirus-resource-community/ to learn how you can help our community

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Clifford Clinton’s aim during the Great Depression was to nourish the mind, spirit, and imagination as well as the body.

He recognized that above food we all need social support, inventiveness, a sense of wonder and a shared respite from our daily worries. As an extension of that legacy, we have introduced The Neverlands LIVE, a virtual night on the town that we hope will bring you some much-needed entertainment, happiness, and magic during this challenging moment in history.

We also hope it will bring our community together as it socially distances itself—in ways never before possible. We hope people can come together via innovative technologies, a shared sense of experience and common purpose— some of the authentic elements of our community that truly make our nation great.

We seem to have forgotten somewhere in this era the shared compassion and sense of wonder—the readiness to sacrifice for others—the willingness to give, help and support members of our community that we don’t know and who may be in great need. In the Depression that showed in the New Deal, the WPA and the notion of a social safety net; in World War II in Victory Gardens, metal drives and Liberty Bonds. In this moment of crisis, we must merely distance ourselves—stop the virus’ spread—not solely for our own health, but for the health of others who may be more vulnerable than ourselves. This generation will be known not for how we take care of ourselves, but how we take care of others.

This comes with sacrifice—and the front lines as our normal way of life and economy grind to a halt are our Associates who have been forced to remain idle. Their profound sacrifice goes without thanks and recognition, without a clear sense of acknowledgment for their unprecedented contribution to the resolution of this crisis.

So here, I wish to thank them for what they have been forced to give up to break the chain of infection and for having to endure the fear and anxiety of abruptly losing not only their social lives but their means to survive financially. We have created a Virtual Tip jar where you can join us in thanking them by giving as much as you’re able. All proceeds will go directly to our Associates to help them through this challenging time. Please see the link on our Coronavirus Support Page on our website at TheNeverlands.com.

Together we can support our community and come together like never before—even while keeping safe and healthy in our own homes!

We hope you enjoy tonight’s offerings. Please feel free to post ideas for additional offerings so we can continue to grow our virtual community. We will be expanding programming soon to include interviews, history, culinary and cocktail treats and family storytime during the day and early evenings. We hope you join us and discover a virtual adventure in The Neverlands. We wish you and your families all the best, so please take care so we can see you again soon!

03/28/2020

WELCOME BACK TO ⁠ THE NEVERLANDS LIVE: A VIRTUAL EVENING AT CLIFTON’S ✨

Tonight's program begins at 9PM sharp!

https://bit.ly/theneverlandslive

In the spirit of #DistancingNotDistant, we encourage you to share & tag us in your posts about how you're listening to tonight's programming from the comfort of your own home.

We are each isolated but resoundingly and assuredly not alone!

Our commitment is to provide a beacon of light-- a fantasy playland grounded in the spirit of community responsibility, social activism, and hope-- a source of inspiration, pleasure, hope, and nourishment during the most trying times in many generations.

Since our physical locations are currently closed, we have to embrace the innovation and imagination that made Clifton's legendary and bring our community together with The Neverlands LIVE, a virtual night on the town.

Tune into our weekly live radio programming on Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm-12am that will transport listeners into our unique world of imagination.

Please remember to be safe and stay healthy as we join together in this extraordinary time!

We look forward to that wondrous evening when we will again serve you at Clifton’s Republic and The Edison.

03/22/2020

WELCOME TO OPENING NIGHT OF
THE NEVERLANDS LIVE: A VIRTUAL EVENING AT CLIFTON’S

The show starts at 8PM sharp! https://bit.ly/theneverlandslive

Clifton's, the iconic eatery founded at the depths of the Great Depression, was born out of adversity. Its founder desired to nourish not just the body, but the minds, spirits and souls of a generation that found itself in need of a respite from the harsh realities of life. With mass unemployment, extraordinary economic uncertainty, and families falling through the woefully inadequate social safety net, Clifton's provided a beacon of light-- a fantasy playland grounded in the spirit of community responsibility, social activism and hope.

As we again find ourselves in extraordinary and unprecedented circumstances, Clifton's wishes to continue to its legacy as that beacon of light-- a source of inspiration, pleasure, hope and nourishment during the most trying times in many generations. Since our physical locations are currently closed, we decided to embrace the innovation and imagination that made Clifton's legendary and bring our community together with The Neverlands LIVE, a virtual night on the town. We will be curating weekly live radio podcasts that will transport listeners into our unique world of imagination-- featuring historic tidbits, a selection of world class music and a host of guests and surprises. Please join us as we will strive to nourish our dynamic and diverse community of individuals, each isolated but resoundingly and assuredly not alone!

Tonight’s debut will be a limited program with hours of entertainment and music, a brief journey with our Clifton’s tour guide and some special secrets including four passwords that unlock further adventures and gifts to enjoy during our time of isolation! Listen to discover the hidden passwords and be the first to email [email protected] each to win a prize. Be the first to EMAIL ALL FOUR passwords to [email protected] and you'll WIN a Classic Tiki Cocktail you can make at home-- including a bottle of premium rum, a rare Clifton's Tiki mug, and all the ingredients necessary for your own Polynesian adventure!
Each week we will expand our offering, with video segments, Quarantending tips for the in-home bar, dance lessons, special guests and Magic! Please share these virtual evenings with us and the Clifton's community LIVE each weekend online and on our social media platforms until we may again safely open our doors.

Please remember to be safe and stay healthy as we join together in this extraordinary time! We look forward to that wondrous evening when we will again serve you at Clifton’s Republic and The Edison.

#distancingbutnotdistant

THE CORONAVIRUS IS IMPACTING LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES.  School closures, quarantines and other urgent health restrictions ...
03/21/2020

THE CORONAVIRUS IS IMPACTING LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES. School closures, quarantines and other urgent health restrictions are causing some of the most vulnerable members of our community to miss meals. Today Clifton’s donated all our remaining inventory of food left from the City’s closure to help our community through this crisis. Please join us in donating what you can to help support others who may be struggling in this time of need. Visit LAfoodbank.org to help! Together we will get through this!

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648 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA
90014

A short two and a half block walk from the Pershing Square station!

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(213) 613-0000

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Does Clifton's Cafeteria still serve food? We're in town and really want to visit.
My father went here in the forties and took me here in the early 70s I'm trying to find out if I can actually have a meal here with my own children on a Thursday evening but it's impossible to get ahold of someone on the phone or see a menu. Not very customer-friendly and not very encouraging for such an iconic restaurant
Will you be open on Thanksgiving?
Please update your info online. I do online says you open at 5 pm on Saturday evenings. So we are at five, but you are closed! And don’t open until six.
Why only Friday and Saturday nights? This should be re-opened as a restaurant on weekdays.
"republic" noun ARCHAIC: a group with a certain equality between its members. Clifton's was created by an eccentric and has long been frequented by eccentrics. It used to be a place where people from all walks of life could get an affordable meal and feel welcome no matter what they were wearing. The posted ban on "work/construction boots" is especially offensive in this context. Clifton's, under its new management, has become a mere Cabinet of Curiosities, something preserved in amber for the moneyed crowd to gawk at. Normal People who fancy themselves hipsters go there to drink and feel cool in the reflected glow of the creativity of a now excluded class. Creative eccentrics know that soon the Edison-Bulb-and-Taxidermy trend will go the way of the Rhinestone Cowboy bar and the wannabe hipsters will move on to the next big thing. We can only hope that the suits who imposed this exclusionary stricture will soon lose tons of money and Clifton's will go back to being a place for all people, for the people who have always loved Clifton's, not just the privileged few.
See you tonight!
Join the Jennifer Keith Sextet tomorrow night 8/30 in the Brookdale Ballroom! 10PM. Dance lesson at 9:20PM
So what time is this dump open? Stupid website doesnt say and it sent me here which ALSO doesnt say it either.
This Friday! It’s the triumphant return of Tim Gill's Gin Mill Grifters! Haven't seen this favorite band on the Brookdale ballroom stage in two years! Thrilled to have them back! FREE Swing dance lesson at 9:30 pm!
Beautiful place, amazing dancing. Glorious drinks. Stunning decor 🥰
Clifton's is a nightclub now?!? Way to ruin a classic LA landmark. 🙁