The rave reviews just keep coming for Checker Hall, one of Highland Park’s most talked about hotspots. This “jewel box,” as Eater LA called it, is housed on the second floor of the historic Highland Park Masonic Temple. With its retro vibes, mid-century modern touches, and balcony overlooking Figueroa, it’s easy to see why it quickly became a local favorite. The indoor dining area features an angled bar surrounded by tables with soft seating and plush booths for an intimate Mediterranean dinner above the all action on the busy street below.
MAIN DINING ROOM
125 Seated/175 Standing
250 Seated/450 Standing
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Located on the second floor overlooking Figueroa, Checker Hall is a great space for unique events. It is adjacent to The Lodge Room, so if you are seeking any sort of music performance space this is perfect as you can dine in Checker Hall and then head down the hallway to Lodge Room. You can also book both spaces and do a flip if you were to hold a wedding ceremony in Lodge Room, eat in Checker Hall and then pop back to Lodge Room for dancing.
It boasts 16-foot ceilings and a built-in sound system. The french doors open out to the balcony overlooking Figueroa Street. These are four distinct seating areas - banquette cocktail seating, intimate booths, barstools and standard dining seating.
If you only need Checker Hall, they still have the ability to host musical performances. And despite Lodge Room being so close, the sound will not carry from space to space.
The menu is tapas-based so Checker Hall is really great if you are wanting something less formal for a fun party of event, with a central bar and sumptuous booths lining the space, it is definitely for the stylish host who likes family style or stationed meals as they cannot accommodate plated meals.
There are DJs on the weekends as well.
Due to the late-night end time it also makes for a very good afterparty space.
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