What will replace Atwater Village’s Club Tee Gee? [correction]

Club Tee Gee Atwater Village

ATWATER VILLAGE — The site of one of Atwater Village’s oldest bars — Club Tee Gee — is now up for lease a little more than one year after its owner died.

An Eastsider reader noticed that a “For Lease” sign has been placed above the bar’s yellow neon sign in the 3200 block of Glendale Boulevard. Club Tee Gee has been a neighborhood fixture since 1946 when the original owners, a pair of World War II veterans, opened the business. In recent years Club Tee Gee had been frequently described as one of L.A.’s classic dive bars, with drawings and images of Frank Sinatra and Betty Boop hanging on the walls.  Owner Betty Bartlotta died in February 2016.

The rental listing posted on LoopNet offers the 2,000-square-foot space at $4 a square-foot or $8,000 a month.   The space, says the listing, “is perfect for another Restaurant/Bar to make history on one of the most friendliest pedestrian streets in LA.”

Correction: A previous version of this story said that Bartlotta’s  state alcohol license expired at the end of April 2017. That’s wrong. It expires at the end of April 2018.

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  1. Guessing the new tenant will be a trendy, generic bar, and they’ll keep the name and facade of Tee Gee.

  2. Wow when this first went up for lease it listed at $6000 a month, unbelievable greed.

  3. ah man I didn’t know this place closed, I would have liked to have gotten one last drink there.

  4. hope its a 1933 group spot…

  5. Reopen as Bartlotta! by Tee Gee Cannabis bar and grill. please

    • Woah, I finally became Eastsider famous enough for someone to try and steal my name handle, neat!

      • TheReallyRealMonty

        No you didn’t. I did.

        • Looks like I dropped too many truth bombs, the higher ups are trying to prevent me from deciminating any more knowledge. However, you will always know an authentic Monty post by the biting and on point sarcasm I use.

          • Ok. We admit it. We are fake Monty. The Higher Ups realize that you are onto them. You are too Eastsider Famous to contain. We beg you, for the good of Northeast Los Angeles, to use your truth bombs and biting sarcasm
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  6. I just called them and the dude who answered said that it will remain the Tee Gee and that they aren’t closing. Hopefully this is true.

  7. Remember going there with camaradas as newly-minted 21-year-olds and playing darts against the old-timers (they were Damn good). It hasn’t been the same “boring” dive for the past 10 years. That is one joint where actual change is a good thing.

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