Last Call with Richard Crouse

by Richard Crouse

Last Call is a podcast on the stories behind the places where everybody knows your name. It's a chance to soak up the ambiance of the world's greatest watering holes without leaving your home. I’m Richard Crouse. I tended bar for seventeen years everywhere from hot spots to dive bars and I thought I had seen it all. In my life behind bars I witnessed everything from first dates and marriage proposals to knife fights and a wom... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E05 - Last Call with Richard Crouse: The last great dive bar on Hollywood Boulevard

    S01 E05 - Last Call with Richard Crouse: The last great dive bar on Hollywood BoulevardExplicit

    Situated next to the grand Pantages Theater, once the home of the Academy Awards and still one of the leading venues for live theater in Los Angeles, the Frolic Room’s store front is humble… but you can’t miss the extravagant neon...

    01:09:43
  • S01 E04 - Last Call with Richard Crouse: "The Greatest Place in the History of the World."

    S01 E04 - Last Call with Richard Crouse: "The Greatest Place in the History of the World."

    Imagine a bar with an indoor lagoon. Now imagine that it rains, indoors every half hour. It’s not just a flight of fancy, it’s the Tonga Room, a classic restaurant and tiki bar in the Fairmont San Francisco hotel. Named after the ...

    01:03:53
  • S01 E03 - Last Call with Richard Crouse: The Clubhouse to the Stars

    S01 E03 - Last Call with Richard Crouse: The Clubhouse to the Stars

    On this episode of “Last Call with Richard Crouse” we visit Sardi's, located at 234 West 44th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, in the Theatre District of Manhattan, New York City. It is Broadway’s most famous restaurant...

    41:03
  • S01 E02 - Last Call with Richard Crouse: We Were Here Before You Were Born

    S01 E02 - Last Call with Richard Crouse: We Were Here Before You Were Born

    On this episode of "Last Call with Richard Crouse" we visit McSorley’s Old Ale House on Seventh Street in New York’s East Village. McSorley’s may not be New York’s oldest bar, the Bridge Café (dates to 1794), Ear Inn (circa 1817) ...

    52:04
  • S01 E01 - Last Call with Richard Crouse: Return me to Harry’s Bar, 5 Daunou.

    S01 E01 - Last Call with Richard Crouse: Return me to Harry’s Bar, 5 Daunou.

    On this episode of "Last Call with Richard Crouse" we visit Paris and James Bond's favourite bar. The home of the Bloody Mary and "An American in Paris," Harry's New York Bar at 5, Rue Daunou, is one of the world's most legendary ...

    39:29