The nightly show at the House of Spirits *

This time-lapse video of the House Spirits just proves what most Echo Park residents already know – the House of Spirits is one of the busiest liquor stores around.  Artist and Echo Park resident Joe Santarromana – condensed an hour of footage (shot at 2 frames a second and played back at 24 frames a second) down to 38 seconds.  The blazing neon of the House of Spirits and the light from the Los Burritos*  next door make for an eye-catching scene, he said.  “It looks like a theater set.”

* Correction: Got our our neighborhood burrito stands mixed up! The correct name of the stand in the video is Los Burritos – not Burrito King as mentioned in previous versions of this post.


  1. Cool! Watching the clip proves a better experience than buying their consistently overpriced booze.

  2. fyi… that is NOT Burrito King (which is at Sunset/Alvarado), it is Dos Burritos!

  3. That is totally a Los Burritos, not a Burrito King. The difference is huge as in one is delicious and the other inedible, respectively.

  4. Good video. EP brings me a lot of fond memory. I recalled living there from 1977 to 1996.

  5. Nice video.
    It’s too bad someone reversed the wires at House of Spirits years ago- the sign used to have one puff of smoke lit at a time so it was animated and looked like it was floating away from the chimney. Now they are all lit and one goes out at a time- not the same effect at all.

  6. Love House of Spirits. I’ve been going there for over 15 years and the owners (who have changed a couple of times I believe) have always been very nice. The stock of hard liquor there is unbelievable for a small local liquor store. Nice selection of wine and beer also. I have watched them grow as a family and am very friendly with all the employees, who are cool. I’ve moved from EP but still go there from time to time.
    And Los Burritos is actually very good, their green chile is yummy.
    Nice to see the old neighborhood.

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