As you step past the small wooden tables on the patio and through the front door, you avoid the monotony of every other pub you’ve ever been to and go back to a time when pirates ruled the world. The lush red and white leather booths complement the predominately wooden décor inside.

Skull candleholders and various other pirate memorabilia grab your eye everywhere you look. Above the bar, small ship helms serve as chandeliers while masts holding folded up sails decorate the rest of the bar.

Old oil paintings of ships sailing through tempest seas can be found scattered around the main dining area. Aside from the gimmicks that are sure to please pirate-lovers everywhere, they offer an affordable menu. Most beers start at five dollars and some mixed drinks are just under $10.

For those who love to eat and drink, the Redwood also offers a great selection of pub food. Many appetizers are just under $10 and entrées are between $10 and $20.

Large plasma TVs are at each end of the bar, so you can catch your favorite game while you have your beer and burger. If you don’t necessarily want to watch TV, Redwood also offers live entertainment. DJs and local bands perform on a small stage that is a couple of feet away from the bar.

Since the Redwood is a pub, all ages are welcome; that is until 10 p.m., when it becomes a strictly 21 and over bar.

The Redwood is conveniently a few blocks away from the 110 Freeway, and it’s relatively easy to find with a large red neon sign. If you’re looking for a place where you crack your cheesy pirate jokes among your pirate friends over some drinks, this is the place you want to be.

Redwood Bar and Grill is located at 316 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles. For more information, visit