Southern California locations where
First, he goes to the Club Alabam, "on Central Avenue", where he recruits an African-American
The 'Club Alabam' is actually two different places (neither of them on Central Avenue).
For the exterior (above), they used the front of the Highland Swap Mall, at 5615 N Figueroa Street,
Here is a matching Google
StreetView of that storefront (without the facade).
For the club interior (above), they used the Catch One disco/club at 4067 W. Pico Blvd,
Next, he goes to Cafe Caliente, where he recruits two members of his squad:
'Max Kennard' (Robert Patrick), a grizzled sharpshooter with a pistol, and
Max's young partner, 'Officer Navidad Ramirez' (Michael Peņa).
This scene was shot inside a local favorite, Lucy's El Adobe Cafe, across the street from
(You can read more about it here.)
Here is a Google
StreetView of the restaurant.
This was also shot at two different locations.
in the old bank district of downtown L.A. (Note the ornate columns in this StreetView.)
(As you can see from this StreetView, the Tower Theatre indeed has a tower.)
The scene of the squad meeting for the first time, under a bridge, was shot
under the 6th Street bridge, on the east side of downtown L.A.
The bridge spans the Los Angeles River, linking downtown to East Los Angeles.
They are standing on lower 6th, just west of Mesquit Street, the camera looking east.
(Here is a matching Google StreetView of the view.)
So what of the Burbank Police Station, where two of the squad members are jailed after they
are busted during a raid on Cohen's casino? (They later manage to escape.)
That brownstone building is actually the Los Angeles Police Museum, at 6045 York Blvd,
The museum is located inside the former Highland Park Police Station,
(Here is a matching Google StreetView.
A major shoot out takes place in front of the Cabana Club. While Jerry is talking to a shoeshine boy,
Cohen's men roll up and open fire on the club, killing the boy and several other bystanders.
This scene was shot outside Boardner's bar, at 1652 N. Cherokee Ave, in Hollywood.
Dating back to 1942, it is just south of Hollywood Blvd - near Musso & Frank.
(They changed the look of the exterior, adding black bricks, posters, etc.)
(It's mostly an interior scene, with just a glimpse of the
They shot this at the 22-room Paramour Mansion (AKA The Canfield-Moreno Estate), at
Built in 1923 for a silent film star (Antonio Moreno) whose wife was killed in an accident, in
knock on their door, or do anything that might disturb the residents.]
The Gangster Squad bugs Mickey Cohen's mansion, so they can find out in
advance what he's planning, and disrupt his business.
This Spanish Colonial mansion is located at 1146 Tower Road, in Beverly Hills.
The 14,000-square foot home was built in 1927, and has a price tag of $38 million.
Tower Road is no stranger to Hollywood stars. Spencer Tracy, Jack Lemmon,
(You can see more photos of it here.)
[Warning: This is a private home. Do not trespass on their property,
The photos on this
page are stills from "Gangster Squad"
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