The most famous location from Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 film “Reservoir Dogs” is of course the warehouse, where the majority of the film takes place. Sadly, it no longer exists. Once located on 59th Avenue near Figueroa Street in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, the building was originally a mortuary. It was later demolished, with a parking lot built it it’s place. Mr. Orange’s apartment was also located above the warehouse in the same building, so that too is gone.
The opening “Like a Virgin” scene, which establishes all of the characters, was filmed at Pat And Lorraine’s in Eagle Rock. The restaurant is still alive and well, serving up food daily to locals and film fans alike.
LOCATION: 4720 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
The parking lot where the gang walks along in the opening credits does still exist. However, the brick wall is no more. The parking lot belongs to a bowling alley. This is what the wall of the building looks like now, approximately where the cast walked.
What can be matched up better is the ending shot of the opening credits sequence. In the shot from behind of the group, the buildings across the street look identical. However, a fence and gate has since been added along the street.
LOCATION: 4459 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
The restaurant where Mr. Orange tells another officer all of the intel he’s collected is Johnie’s Coffee Shop Restaurant in midtown Los Angeles. The restaurant closed many years ago, but still operates as a filming location. It has appeared in “The Big Lebowski,” “American History X,” “Miracle Mile,” “Gone in Sixty Seconds” and many more.
LOCATION: 6099 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Mr. Orange tells “the commode story,” about being stuck in side a bathroom while carrying drugs with a group of police officers and a dog. This was filmed in the men’s bathroom on the ground floor of the MacArthur. No longer a functioning hotel, the MacArthur today serves primarily as a property for hosting filming and special events. David Lynch’s “Wild at Heart” and the Coen Brothers’ “Barton Fink” also filmed in this exact restroom, which as since been remodeled a bit, but remains largely recognizable.
LOCATION: 607 S Park View St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
The jewelry store where the robbery is set can be found in Burbank.
LOCATION: 2612 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
After the robbery goes wrong, Mr. Pink makes a run from the cops, stealing a car from a driver he encounters far from Burbank, at the corner of N Avenue 50 and York Blvd in Highland Park, Los Angeles.
LOCATION: Intersection of N Avenue 50 and York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042 (nearest address is 5000 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042)
The police catch up and Mr. Pink opens fire on them at this same corner. Mr. Pink is standing on N Avenue 50, firing towards York Blvd.