It opened in 1927 as an elite screening room for film stars and moguls. Since then, Rendezvous has done time as both a porn theater and a much-loved dive bar, but it's been spruced up just enough to suit the new wave of wealthy locals without alienating everyone else. An old-time feel and the great calendar of events at the bar's Jewelbox Theater (live music, film, burlesque shows) set it apart from the neighborhood's string of cookie-cutter trendy spots. The food is nothing
to write home about, but the atmosphere is chilled out and fun.