Sports bar called “Trophy Wife” headed for Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE – Interesting naming choice – a new, second-floor sports bar on Hyperion Avenue to be called Trophy Wife.

Eater LA says the newcomer could be open within a few weeks, and is described as an “upscale sports bar.” It comes from Anat Escher, a longtime restaurateur and real estate investor who operated the now defunct Barbarella, which operated in the same building, and Charcoal BBQ, which once had a spot next door.

Like any sports bar worth staggering out of, it’s expected to have large television screens, casual drinks and bar snacks. As for what’ll make it upscale? Well … we’ll see.

Trophy Wife will be in the 2600 block of Hyperion Avenue, above the recently opened Mi Corazon, which replaced Maré Silver Lake .

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  1. Anat is as culturally tone deaf as she is a very poor *restauranteur.

  2. Wow, someone actually thinks that name is a good idea. It boggles

    • Really, that’s why I came down to Comments, to say that. Doesn’t sound like quite the best choice of names. The old Barbarella name was much better.

  3. Only a complete chauvinistic numb nuts would name a bar this. Barbarella was terrible as well, this guy must love losing money.

  4. No wonder taste makers are going further East to drink and eat, I love Silverlake, I lived there for 10 years but just like the LES in NY its turning into a Yuppie Ghetto of poor taste.

  5. A sports bar in Silver Lake? lol, I give this place 3 months

    • Well, Hyperion Public right across the street is a sports bar that’s lasted a good 5-6 years now, very successfully—because they run it right, taking care of regulars/locals as first priority. Not like Anat who pretty much followed the hype bone after LA Weekly did a nice write up on the Barbarella. After the hype moved onto the next LA Weekly write up, the neglected locals didn’t come back.
      It’s not the sports bar category that will doom this place, it’s Anat.

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