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

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

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Temporarily closed

05/17/2021

We’re catching up with the inhabitants of the Pacific Seas— working out plans and ideas for when we re-open! @pacificseasdtla #dtlanightlife #happeningindtla #dtla_everyday #mermaid #tiki #paradise #theneverlands

We’re reviewing creatures to reside within our Cryptoverse— a mystical place within The Neverlands inhabited by creature...
05/02/2021

We’re reviewing creatures to reside within our Cryptoverse— a mystical place within The Neverlands inhabited by creatures of myth, legend, lore, and pre-history. This of course includes everything from aliens to dragons! But we keep coming across astonishing critters like the caterpillar here that have been scientifically noted and studied, ones even more wondrous and whimsical than a horse with a horn or a giant sea serpent that lives deep within Loch Ness. We’ll be introducing the Cryptoverse soon— where you can explore the intersection of nature and the human mind— where wisdom, experience, and folklore blend to create infinite possibilities! We’ll be including an assortment of creatures almost too remarkable to believe— as well as creatures that have gone from myth and legend to real. A fun way to explore imagination— since within The Neverlands everything is real and nothing is impossible! And here, unicorns, dragons, and more ARE real and can be found within our immersive forest playground. #thecryptoverse #theneverlands #creatures #aliens #bigfoot #lochnessmonster #unicorns #dragons #mythology #legend #lore

We’re reviewing creatures to reside within our Cryptoverse— a mystical place within The Neverlands inhabited by creatures of myth, legend, lore, and pre-history. This of course includes everything from aliens to dragons! But we keep coming across astonishing critters like the caterpillar here that have been scientifically noted and studied, ones even more wondrous and whimsical than a horse with a horn or a giant sea serpent that lives deep within Loch Ness. We’ll be introducing the Cryptoverse soon— where you can explore the intersection of nature and the human mind— where wisdom, experience, and folklore blend to create infinite possibilities! We’ll be including an assortment of creatures almost too remarkable to believe— as well as creatures that have gone from myth and legend to real. A fun way to explore imagination— since within The Neverlands everything is real and nothing is impossible! And here, unicorns, dragons, and more ARE real and can be found within our immersive forest playground. #thecryptoverse #theneverlands #creatures #aliens #bigfoot #lochnessmonster #unicorns #dragons #mythology #legend #lore

We’re adding new layers of wonder to our Tree Tops lounge as we bring Clifton’s Republic into The Neverlands!  Featuring...
05/01/2021

We’re adding new layers of wonder to our Tree Tops lounge as we bring Clifton’s Republic into The Neverlands! Featuring equal parts wonder, history, legend and magic, The Neverlands will invite guests to explore both the real and the imagined— the world of history and myth— So much work to do, so little time! Over the next two months we’ll treat you to some sneak peeks of what to expect and let you know when the adventure will begin!
#artofadventure #theneverlands #dtla #adventure #dtlalife #happeningindtla #dtlanightlife #cliftonscafeteria #automat #dtlafood #dtlaeats #historiccore #bringingbackbroadway @theedisondtla @pacificseasdtla @brookdaledtla

We’re adding new layers of wonder to our Tree Tops lounge as we bring Clifton’s Republic into The Neverlands! Featuring equal parts wonder, history, legend and magic, The Neverlands will invite guests to explore both the real and the imagined— the world of history and myth— So much work to do, so little time! Over the next two months we’ll treat you to some sneak peeks of what to expect and let you know when the adventure will begin!
#artofadventure #theneverlands #dtla #adventure #dtlalife #happeningindtla #dtlanightlife #cliftonscafeteria #automat #dtlafood #dtlaeats #historiccore #bringingbackbroadway @theedisondtla @pacificseasdtla @brookdaledtla

Welcome back Disneyland!!! 💫 We’re happy to celebrate the return of the magic today after a 13 month long closure— and t...
04/30/2021

Welcome back Disneyland!!! 💫 We’re happy to celebrate the return of the magic today after a 13 month long closure— and the meagre beginnings of a post-pandemic future. We’re especially excited that the light at the end of the tunnel is that of Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom! #disneyland #waltdisney #magic #hope #vintagedisneyland

We solute  astronaut Michael Collins who passed away today— one of the last great explorers of our age.  Once known as t...
04/29/2021

We solute astronaut Michael Collins who passed away today— one of the last great explorers of our age. Once known as the “loneliest man in history” for piloting the Apollo 11 Command Module alone while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon— he was an instrumental pioneer in space exploration and our reach for the stars. His inspiration will undoubtedly propel others to follow in his footsteps as we contemplate a mission to Mars and that next giant leap for humanity! #michaelcollins #astronaut #moon #apollo11 #exploration #adventure #discovery #nasa

We solute astronaut Michael Collins who passed away today— one of the last great explorers of our age. Once known as the “loneliest man in history” for piloting the Apollo 11 Command Module alone while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon— he was an instrumental pioneer in space exploration and our reach for the stars. His inspiration will undoubtedly propel others to follow in his footsteps as we contemplate a mission to Mars and that next giant leap for humanity! #michaelcollins #astronaut #moon #apollo11 #exploration #adventure #discovery #nasa

Today would have been a perfect day to visit this wondrous roadside florist— especially with Mother’s Day just around th...
04/28/2021

Today would have been a perfect day to visit this wondrous roadside florist— especially with Mother’s Day just around the corner! Hollywood used to have such architectural texture and playfulness... #mothersday #vintagela #hollywoodhistory #florist #roadsideamerica

Today would have been a perfect day to visit this wondrous roadside florist— especially with Mother’s Day just around the corner! Hollywood used to have such architectural texture and playfulness... #mothersday #vintagela #hollywoodhistory #florist #roadsideamerica

Look at the crowds that used to flock to Broadway!  When Bullocks used to anchor the corner of 7th— tens of thousands of...
04/26/2021

Look at the crowds that used to flock to Broadway! When Bullocks used to anchor the corner of 7th— tens of thousands of shoppers visited daily to the most iconic shopping and theater district this side of the Mississippi. Who else wants to see Broadway return to such prominence? #dtla #broadway #broadwaydtla #happeningindtla #historiccore #bringingbackbroadway #laconservancy #dtlaartsdistrict #dtlatheaterdistrict

Look at the crowds that used to flock to Broadway! When Bullocks used to anchor the corner of 7th— tens of thousands of shoppers visited daily to the most iconic shopping and theater district this side of the Mississippi. Who else wants to see Broadway return to such prominence? #dtla #broadway #broadwaydtla #happeningindtla #historiccore #bringingbackbroadway #laconservancy #dtlaartsdistrict #dtlatheaterdistrict

We can’t wait to invite you back and breathe life into Downtown!  #dtla #happeningindtla #dtlanightlife #dtlatheaterdist...
04/25/2021

We can’t wait to invite you back and breathe life into Downtown!
#dtla #happeningindtla #dtlanightlife #dtlatheaterdistrict #bringingbackbroadway #livemusic #cabaret #burlesque #artofadventure

We can’t wait to invite you back and breathe life into Downtown!
#dtla #happeningindtla #dtlanightlife #dtlatheaterdistrict #bringingbackbroadway #livemusic #cabaret #burlesque #artofadventure

This is definitely part of The Neverlands.  Imagine what else lies within our Universe of imagination and adventure...!#...
04/12/2021

This is definitely part of The Neverlands. Imagine what else lies within our Universe of imagination and adventure...!
#artofadventure #theneverlands #fantasy #imagination #wonder #beauty

This is definitely part of The Neverlands. Imagine what else lies within our Universe of imagination and adventure...!
#artofadventure #theneverlands #fantasy #imagination #wonder #beauty

While we plot our return— after over a year of quietly sailing the seven seas alone during the pandemic— we invite you t...
04/08/2021

While we plot our return— after over a year of quietly sailing the seven seas alone during the pandemic— we invite you to experience a bit of our passion, romance, wonder and adventure at home by purchasing some of our Tiki treasures available by clicking the link in our profile! From Tiki mugs to the perfect compass or nautical artefact— our Exposition Marketplace offers an adventure of its own! #tikimug #tiki #adventure #expositionmarketplace #nautical #dtlanightlife

While we plot our return— after over a year of quietly sailing the seven seas alone during the pandemic— we invite you to experience a bit of our passion, romance, wonder and adventure at home by purchasing some of our Tiki treasures available by clicking the link in our profile! From Tiki mugs to the perfect compass or nautical artefact— our Exposition Marketplace offers an adventure of its own! #tikimug #tiki #adventure #expositionmarketplace #nautical #dtlanightlife

Wishing you a Happy Easter from Clifton’s!  We can’t wait to have you back for Easter Egg hunts, Easter dinner and other...
04/04/2021

Wishing you a Happy Easter from Clifton’s! We can’t wait to have you back for Easter Egg hunts, Easter dinner and other amazing adventures! #artofadventure #easter #easterbunny #easteregghunt #dtla #dtlanightlife #dtlaevents

Wishing you a Happy Easter from Clifton’s! We can’t wait to have you back for Easter Egg hunts, Easter dinner and other amazing adventures! #artofadventure #easter #easterbunny #easteregghunt #dtla #dtlanightlife #dtlaevents

An astonishing sight made its way through Cairo today— the Pharaohs' Golden Parade featured the mummies of 22 of Ancient...
04/04/2021

An astonishing sight made its way through Cairo today— the Pharaohs' Golden Parade featured the mummies of 22 of Ancient Egypt’s most colorful leaders as they were relocated to the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Including King Ramses II, Ramses III, Ramses IV, Ramses V, Ramses VI, Ramses IX, Thutmose II, Thutmose I, Thutmose III, Thutmose IV, Seqnen Ra, Hatshepsut Amenhotep the First, Amenhotep II, Amenhotep the Third, Ahmose Nefertari, Merit Amon, Siptah, Merenptah, Queen T, Seti I, Seti II— this was truly a historic moment. The royal remains were transported in specially designed trucks made to resemble the royal funeral barges that once made their way down the Nile and maintained the integrity of the transport using liquid nitrogen. A once in history moment as we glimpsed this amazing cultural legacy wind its way through the historic city. If you didn’t get a chance to view it live, please check it out! A mesmerizing spectacle as you imagine these ancient rulers and the world they inhabited. #egypt #mummies #goldenparade #pharoah #history #legendary #artofadventure

We’re scouring the world for extraordinary stories, places, events, and experiences to share with our guests as part of ...
04/02/2021

We’re scouring the world for extraordinary stories, places, events, and experiences to share with our guests as part of The Neverlands. Weimar Berlin, underground Parisian cabarets, and Jazz Age Hollywood are of particular interest at this moment as we explore history— both real and imagined!
#theneverlands #weimarberlin #artofadventure #jazzage #fantasy #cabaret

We’re scouring the world for extraordinary stories, places, events, and experiences to share with our guests as part of The Neverlands. Weimar Berlin, underground Parisian cabarets, and Jazz Age Hollywood are of particular interest at this moment as we explore history— both real and imagined!
#theneverlands #weimarberlin #artofadventure #jazzage #fantasy #cabaret

We’re going to transport you to extraordinary worlds and astonishing places!  Imagine the wonder of time travel— or adve...
03/31/2021

We’re going to transport you to extraordinary worlds and astonishing places! Imagine the wonder of time travel— or adventures into space— or the ability to explore an entirely imaginary universe. Coming soon to The Neverlands where you’ll be able to experience the Art of Adventure! #theneverlands #artofadventure #explore #imagine #create #discover

We’re going to transport you to extraordinary worlds and astonishing places! Imagine the wonder of time travel— or adventures into space— or the ability to explore an entirely imaginary universe. Coming soon to The Neverlands where you’ll be able to experience the Art of Adventure! #theneverlands #artofadventure #explore #imagine #create #discover

Extraordinary style never goes out of fashion.  Here’s to creating extraordinary things and celebrating imagination, inv...
03/26/2021

Extraordinary style never goes out of fashion. Here’s to creating extraordinary things and celebrating imagination, invention, and the artistry of creating beauty! #artdeco #design #artofadventure #passion #beauty

Extraordinary style never goes out of fashion. Here’s to creating extraordinary things and celebrating imagination, invention, and the artistry of creating beauty! #artdeco #design #artofadventure #passion #beauty

Doesn’t neon evoke a warm sense of mystery, adventure, and romance?  Even the most forlorn of motels or faded diners bec...
03/24/2021

Doesn’t neon evoke a warm sense of mystery, adventure, and romance? Even the most forlorn of motels or faded diners beckons you to explore if the neon is lit. (Except perhaps for the Bates Motel!). We’re proud to have the world’s oldest working neon bulb in our basement- a sole survivor of the 1930s Golden Age of neon that’s been in continuous use since! Found behind a wall when we did our last restoration, this neon hasn’t been restored in any way— and still shines brightly. An echo of a different era, and proof the lights will never go out on Broadway! (Image is not the one we have in the basement!) #artofadventure #neon #neonbulb #dtla #broadwaydtla #bringingbackbroadway #happeningindtla #dtlatheaterdistrict #dtla_everyday #historiccore #roadsideamerica #roadsideattraction #vintagesign

Doesn’t neon evoke a warm sense of mystery, adventure, and romance? Even the most forlorn of motels or faded diners beckons you to explore if the neon is lit. (Except perhaps for the Bates Motel!). We’re proud to have the world’s oldest working neon bulb in our basement- a sole survivor of the 1930s Golden Age of neon that’s been in continuous use since! Found behind a wall when we did our last restoration, this neon hasn’t been restored in any way— and still shines brightly. An echo of a different era, and proof the lights will never go out on Broadway! (Image is not the one we have in the basement!) #artofadventure #neon #neonbulb #dtla #broadwaydtla #bringingbackbroadway #happeningindtla #dtlatheaterdistrict #dtla_everyday #historiccore #roadsideamerica #roadsideattraction #vintagesign

One of those images that makes you wish you had a time machine!  The original Clifton’s Pacific Seas— Cafeteria of the T...
03/24/2021

One of those images that makes you wish you had a time machine! The original Clifton’s Pacific Seas— Cafeteria of the Tropics. The Olive Street location closed in 1960 and was promptly demolished and turned into a car park. A little know fact is that during demolition a huge part of the facade fell into the street, almost killing two pedestrians. Luckily no one was hurt. The astonishing venue faded quickly into history— until we created our homage with the current @pacificseasdtla — which features many relics, inspirations, and artifacts from the original. #cliftonscafeteria #dtla #dtlalife #happeningindtla #dtlaeats #dtlanightlife #historiccore #livinghistory #artofadventure #dtla_everyday #vintagela #roadsideattraction

One of those images that makes you wish you had a time machine! The original Clifton’s Pacific Seas— Cafeteria of the Tropics. The Olive Street location closed in 1960 and was promptly demolished and turned into a car park. A little know fact is that during demolition a huge part of the facade fell into the street, almost killing two pedestrians. Luckily no one was hurt. The astonishing venue faded quickly into history— until we created our homage with the current @pacificseasdtla — which features many relics, inspirations, and artifacts from the original. #cliftonscafeteria #dtla #dtlalife #happeningindtla #dtlaeats #dtlanightlife #historiccore #livinghistory #artofadventure #dtla_everyday #vintagela #roadsideattraction

Remember a time when you could escape to an era of innovation, imagination, glamour, and romance merely by heading Downt...
03/23/2021

Remember a time when you could escape to an era of innovation, imagination, glamour, and romance merely by heading Downtown to The Edison and Clifton’s? We miss it just as much as you do— and can’t wait for the day (and night) later this year when we re-open our doors and invite you back to experience living history! #artofadventure #livinghistory #dtla #happeningindtla #dtlalife #dtlaeats #dtlanightlife #historiccore @theedisondtla

Remember a time when you could escape to an era of innovation, imagination, glamour, and romance merely by heading Downtown to The Edison and Clifton’s? We miss it just as much as you do— and can’t wait for the day (and night) later this year when we re-open our doors and invite you back to experience living history! #artofadventure #livinghistory #dtla #happeningindtla #dtlalife #dtlaeats #dtlanightlife #historiccore @theedisondtla

03/21/2021

Spring— a time for new beginnings and glowing, warm days! We’re working hard on Clifton’s— making it ready to re-open later this year. We can’t wait to show you some extraordinary new experiences, installations, offerings and Lands of the Republic! We’re currently starting our Spring Cleaning phase and will introduce more details soon!
#spring #springcleaning #artofadventure

03/20/2021

Congratulations— you’ve survived winter this year of the Pandemic! Today we welcome the first day of Spring and a new season of growth, romance, and the magic of possibility. If ever we’ve needed Spring, it’s now. Seize the day and celebrate life! #spring #magic #hope #growth #wonder

03/19/2021

We’re all gonna need a sip from this Martini after the Pandemic...
#martini #bewitched

In sympathy with most of the rest of the country (and parts of Europe for that matter) as they experience historic cold,...
02/16/2021

In sympathy with most of the rest of the country (and parts of Europe for that matter) as they experience historic cold, ice and snow— we remember when snow used to fall here— though rarely— and how the Cahuenga Pass and Broadway looked in the 1940’s during one of the last big snowstorms to blanket LA. February 10th 1944 was the date— and imagine the chaos that ensued! To those of you experiencing the storms— please take care and keep safe (and warm!) and here’s to brighter days ahead...!
#snow #ice #lahistory #snowinla #winter #winterwonderland

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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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I had found this when cleaning out my parent's home after my Dad passed in 2008. Thought everyone might find it interesting.
When will the cafeteria come back?
An alarm has been activated from the rooftop generator/electrical box at Clifton's. It has been making a high frequency noise since 5am this morning. The noise is extremely disruptive to residents living in the neighboring buildings. Can someone from your company address this matter.
Want to take our kid for his birthday this Saturday to Clifton's, anyone know if it's opened this weekend?
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