r. Then came a Barragan’s MySpace page (a Facebook version is coming soon).
Now, Barragan’s stays open until midnight on Wednesday, with four bartenders instead of one and eight servers instead of two. Barragan calls in his family to help handle the crowds. “I’m upstairs tending bar,” said Armando of his Wednesday-night duty.
The mid-week promotion exposes Barragan’s to a new crowd that might have skipped entering the dark restaurant in favor of new Echo Park hot spots. “We see a lot of repeat business,” Barragan said “They come back for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”
If the idea of spending Wednesday night in a sea of tipsy hipsters is not your thing, just remember this: you can order a $2.50 margarita for breakfast.
Photos by Martin Orozco.