Memorial Day Weekend: The Very Best Ways To Spend It On Melrose

Memorial Day Weekend: The Very Best Ways To Spend It On Melrose

If you’re staying local on this upcoming long holiday weekend, we’ve got some good ideas for how to spend that time on Melrose Avenue. There’s a little something for everyone – families and friends, people who want to be active and folks who just want to chill – and every budget.

RELIVE YOUR GAMING GLORY DAYS

Whether you’re ready to show your kids some well-honed Gauntlet skills, or you’re ready to take on your friends for leaderboard superiority, Game Over is ready for you with all the arcade classics from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Really enjoy your day playing NBA Jam, Mortal Kombat, Mario Bros. and so many happy-time more.

GAME OVER
7406 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.207.9510
gameovermelrose.com

SPEND THE NIGHT WITH GROUNDLINGS

You may not have been invited to camp night at the Met, but you can get your high fash on with the new Groundlings main stage show: New York Fashion Groundlings. A little sketch, a little improv, all hilarious. You can catch it Friday at 8p, or Saturday night at 8p and 10p.

GROUNDLINGS
7307 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.934.4747
groundlings.com

GO SHOPPING

Just shop. Melrose is one of the best known shopping districts in the entire world, where you can find unique, trendy, and even some practical things you can’t find anywhere else. There will be sales this weekend to sweeten an already great time.

MELROSE AVENUE
between Highland Avenue and Fairfax Avenue
melroseartsdistrict.com

SUNDAY MORNING FUN WITH THE KIDDOS

Start your Sunday off at Melrose Trading Post for some family-friendly entertainment. There’s music on the Greenway Arts Main Stage from 9a-noon, with arts and crafts like slime-making, face painting, and t-shirt dyeing nearby. When you’re done having fun with the kids, there’s plenty of cool booths to check out till 5p.

MELROSE TRADING POST
7850 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.655.7679 x103
melrosetradingpost.org

GET YOUR DRINK ON

It’s not always easy to do your best drinking on a short weekend. So take (responsible) advantage of an extra recovery day. Settle in to the Snake Pit Ale House, where all your beer and shot needs will be met. A great jukebox, games on the tube, excellent bar food – you can do the whole weekend right here.

SNAKEPIT ALE HOUSE
7529 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.653.2011
snakepitalehouse.com

GET YOUR GRILL ON

It’s one of the most traditional Memorial Day activities: all-day grilling, at home or at the park. If you’re going to make what you’re eating this weekend, buy the best. Standing’s Butchery sells local, quality, ethical, and sustainably-sourced meat including chops, chicken, sausage, and steak.

STANDING’S BUTCHERY
7016 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038
323.413.2212
standingsbutchery.com

LET SOMEONE ELSE GRILL IT FOR YOU

Maybe the grill is a little too much for you, and this weekend is all about relaxing. On Melrose, you’ve got options for getting that good grilled food in your face without having to do it yourself. Ta-eem Grill has a full menu of Mediterranean deliciousness. Order up some delicious kabobs or pargiot (chicken) and sides for picnic pick-up.

TA-EEM GRILL
7422 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.944.0013
ta-eemgrillinc.com

Deborah Brosseau

About Deborah Brosseau

Deborah Brosseau provides audience development services to arts & entertainment, lifestyle, and non-profit clients. She is a freelance writer, providing anything from local listicles to corporate profiles for various online publications. Having first experienced Melrose in the '80s, she enjoys writing about the old school creatives as well as the progressive new ones.