location: Angel & Quinn's bar
What is it supposed to be on the show?
A. A bar.
Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?
A. Somewhere in Miami.
Q. When did we see it on the show?
A. In Episode 1, of Season 7, "Are You...?".
After a long day, following the murder of detective Mike Anderson, Debra tells Angel & Quinn to take the rest of the day off.
Angel says he could use a drink, so they head to a nearby bar.
In the scene, we see them seated at the bar. They buy drinks, then make a toast "to Mike".
then get into a slightly hostile discussion about Quinn's possible
transfer, his going to his union rep, and his drinking problem.
admits he never actually put Quinn in for a transfer, and Quinn admits
he never really contacted his union rep - and that he isn't in an
alcohol rehab program.
Q. What is it actually in real life?
A. A bar.
Where can I find it in real life?
A. This scene was shot in a tiny bar in Highland Park originally called "The Little Cave", but which has recently had a major makeover, and has been renamed "La Cuevita" - which means (what else?) "The Little Cave" in Spanish.
Highland Park is about half way between downtown L.A. and Pasadena.
Now, if Highland Park sounds
like a long way to go for a short bar scene, bear in mind that they
were already filming there for this 1st episode, shooting those
shocking scenes at Travis's church, as well as for the flashback scenes at Harry's house.
Here is an aerial photo of the location. Here is a Google StreetView.
And here is a map link.
A. In the early seasons, I usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes,
using clues from the various scenes. By the now, though,
I've developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an
eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and would let me know
in advance when something was about to film there.
Rick gave me this one, and it's a good thing, since the entrance is so small, you could drive right past it without noticing it - let alone guessing that a TV show had been filmed here.
And better yet, he even tracked down that exterior shot of the Miami restaurant. My hunch was that it would turn out to be in Miami Beach, on either Ocean Drive or Collins Ave, where there are a lot of sidewalk bars & cafés. I searched those two streets, end to end, but came up empty. Rick found it just a couple of blocks west of those streets, on Espanola Way. (Thanks, Rick!)
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