The first incarnation of Clifton's was modeled after the Brookdale Lodge in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This inspired decor including towering faux redwoods, waterfalls and taxidermy. The renovated and reopened Clifton's Cafeteria is in keeping with the original design. While I didn't dine, I did drink in the top floor lounge while Marquis and The Rhythm howlers played the swing. It was all creepy in the best way.