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Crane's Hollywood Tavern, home of 'The Do-Over' dance party, moves to DTLA

By Hayley Fox
Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 10:43AM
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Crane's is set to open in the upcoming months in the basement of the NCT lofts on 8th and Spring streets.

Crane's Hollywood Tavern, best known for its overflowing Sunday party dubbed The Do-Over, is now setting up shop in a bank vault on Spring Street in Downtown.

The owner, Darren Crane, said he's not trying to replicate what happened in Hollywood, but he will continue to emphasize a "Cheers-like" atmosphere at the bar and stick by the motto;"check your ego at the door."

"If you don't annoy anyone and you want to drink, come on through," he said of the Downtown spot.

The less than 1500 square foot location will be one of four basement bars in DTLA, said Jamie Barker, a marketing and social media representative for Crane's.

"Downtown is new and fresh, people are moving there, it's a great neighborhood," said Barker, explaining why so many businesses are now choosing to move towards the eastside location.

She described the new Crane's as "small and quaint and wonderful," and it will be located below a residential building at 810 S. Spring Street. Although the scene will be "a little more mellow" than the original, Barker says Crane's will still hosting quality live music and DJs, and strive to be open every night of the week.

Crane said music will range from Jazz to singer-songwriters and bands, all playing on the small stage of what he hopes will be a real "neighborhood" bar.

He added that his grandfather built neighborhood bars and he aims to do the same; in Downtown, this means listening to what the residents want from their watering hole. Just as the Hollywood location grew very "organically," Crane hopes to "throw something against the wall again and see if it sticks."

Although Crane's had an anticipated opening of April, a few final permit issues are still pending approval so Crane is estimating a summertime opening.

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