I was surprised when I Googled “Lanes Cocktail Lounge” that there were no results. Not no results, but too many results. And none of them specific enough to reference the dive bar that used to be kitty-corner from Johnnies Coffee shop on Wilshire. Maybe the internet is so vast and so full of results that what used to be on the first few pages is now buried somewhere on pages 100 and up. That bar inspired Michael to want to own his own bar. And the result was Michael’s Room.  The woodwork reminded him of a hand-crafted boat and so the nautical theme.  Here are some photos from Michael’s Room.  Along with Lane’s it is just a memory.

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