Echo Park: Mohawk Bend Opens Tonight

Mohawk Bend

Mohawk Bend opens today in Echo Park. I swung by a few weeks ago for Friends & Family night and had drinks at the bar. Like owner Tony Yanow’s other restaurant bar Tony’s Darts Away, Mohawk Bend will feature mostly California craft beer. But unlike TDA, Mohawk Bend has cocktails!

view of the bar

view of the massive open kitchen

Mohawk Bend has 4 distinct areas; the front covered patio facing Sunset Boulevard, two bar seating areas (one faces the kitchen, the other faces the bar), the pub room with a communal table and then the outdoor area in the back with fireplace.

Mohawk Bend repurposed the space of what once was a vaudeville theatre. The menu which is 60% vegan, 20% lacto-ovo vegetarian and 20% meat looks really good. I am most interested in the dork burger- a combination of duck and pork. There are quite a lot of pizzas that look interesting too including the Fun Guy (funghi- mushroom).

lemongrass & licorice

Absinthe Spritz


My friend had the Absinthe Spritz (absinthe, agave, lemon, lime, soda) which came adorned with a licorice stick. I went with a classic cocktail, the Scofflaw (rye, vermouth, grenadine, lemon). We enjoyed our cocktails at the bar and watched the hardest working bartender I’ve ever seen try to fill orders for the restaurant.

I can’t wait to swing over again to try that dork burger (and you bet I’m going to add a fried duck egg to it!) and tick off more cocktails from the list. I want to try the Mildred Pierce (gin, jasmine liqueur, Miracle Mile orange bitters, soda, brandied cherries, orange), New Old Fashioned or Mai Tai.

Mohawk Bend

2141 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 – 213-483-2337