Went to the new bar in Eagle Rock called Chateau (or Chapeau? - whatever). It's in the spot where Topper's used to be. One word: AWESOME.
There is finally a hip bar in the neighborhood.
Low lights, leather booths, fireplace, stone veneered walls...nicer than the new joints in Hollywood and not crowded..yet.
Drink prices are a bit high for the hood ($5 Coronas, $8 martinis). Still quite a few of the old Toppers regulars coming in, but for how much longer...? Definitely targeting a different clientele.
Now if only Fred Eric would have bought the Panang restaurant spot instead of that theatre...