Hamburgers are modeled after Victorian-era architecture, a style known for its sesame-seed-dusted roofs, flowing lettuce curtains, and meat everywhere. Feast ornately upon a well-formed feeding frenzy with today's Groupon: for $16, you get a burger meal for two at The Bucket (up to a $42 total value). The meal includes the following:
- Any two burgers (up to a $12 value each)
- Two orders of fries (up to a $4 value each)
- Any two beers or sodas (up to a $5 value each)
The Bucket's burger slingers have poured bubbly brews and welcomed patrons with handmade patties and a grinning, edgy attitude for more than 75 years. Concealed within the building's fire-truck red exterior and often-malfunctioning force field, the burger menu lists eight sandwiched selections, all constructed around a juicy half-pound beef patty. The signature Julio burger utilizes traditional toppings as a barrier against a delectable downpour of Julio sauce, while the bacon Western burger bathes in barbecue sauce and fiery jack cheese. Challenge ventricles to an arm-wrestling match with the Cardiac, stacked two patties high, laden with grilled onions and mushrooms and crowned with a choice of cheese, bacon, or grilled ham.
Duos ensconced indoors or soaking in vitamin D on the outdoor patio nosh on orders of regular french fries or loopier sides of round-cut fries. The Bucket's beer taps, drawing from local and craft breweries, rotate more regularly than Clark Kent's wardrobe and have treated beer swiggers of the past to a roster featuring Lagunitas and Anchor Steam brews.
The chefs at The Bucket hand pat fresh meat into half-pound patties to form the burgers that have headlined the eatery’s menu since 1935. Each burger arrives slathered with toppings such as grilled mushrooms, ham, bacon, onion rings, and housemade Julio sauce, which the staff describes as “messy but great,” not unlike Picasso’s childhood art projects. Supporting the roster of burgers, rotating on-tap beers hail from local and national breweries and pair well with The Bucket’s mess of grilled fare, hot wings, shrimp, and round-cut fries.
4541 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90041