Los Angeles Dive Bars


In a town like LA, dive bars tend to be a little overlooked for the more glitzy, glamorous hotspots. But when the glitter fades and the make-up has smeared, there's only one place to go. Los Angeles dive bars are often little-known neighborhood gems, with the cheap beers, the odd assortment of characters, and those smells that you don't really want to identify. They're not pretty, they're not fancy, but dive bars can feel just like home, and in a town filled with pretense and puffery, it's nice to have a place when you can shed all that and just drink with your buddies.


Sevilla Nightclub

Sevilla Nightclub

Sevilla is a three-floor venue with tapas, live Latin music and DJs spinning your favorite hits on a spacious dance floor. Check it out >>

140 Pine Av
Long Beach CA 90802

The Mayan
The Mayan
1038 S Hill St Los Angeles, CA 90015
Boardner's
Boardner's
1652 N Cherokee Ave Hollywood, CA 90029
Playhouse
Playhouse
6506 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
Sound
Sound
1642 N Las Palmas Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028

Patrick Molloy s

Patrick Molloy's

A properly decorated Irish pub meets the chill beach life at Hermosa Beach's Patrick Molloy's, the local-friendly go-to for live music and the 5-hour happy hour. Check it out >>

50A Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach CA 90254

Boardner's
Boardner's
1652 N Cherokee Ave Hollywood, CA 90029
33 Taps
33 Taps
6263 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
Big Dean s Cafe

Big Dean's Cafe

Big Dean's Oceanfront Cafe, a quintessential beach bar right off the Santa Monica Pier is the best place to be for year round sunshine and beachside fun with a side of fish and chips. Check it out >>

1615 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica CA 90401
Yamashiro
Yamashiro
1999 N Sycamore Ave Hollywood, CA 90069

Hotel Cafe

Hotel Cafe

Neither a hotel nor a cafe, this little gem stands out among the Hollywood powerhouse clubs because it doesn't stand out much at all. It's a little place that attracts some of the biggest KCRW-types. Check it out >>

1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood CA 90028
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