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.


The Avalon

The Avalon

The Avalon is one of those clubs that you absolutely have to go to when you're in Los Angeles. They spin all types of music, from house to hip-hop, trance to old school. Check it out >>

1735 Vine St
Hollywood CA 90028

Playhouse
Playhouse
6506 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
Sound
Sound
1642 N Las Palmas Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028
OHM Nightclub
OHM Nightclub
6801 Hollywood Blvd Suite 433 Hollywood, CA 90028

Corkbar

Corkbar

Located in downtown Los Angeles, Corkbar offers over 70 wines by the glass along with artisan beers, fresh California pub cuisine and friendly service in a relaxed and sophisticated setting. Check it out >>

403 W 12st
Los Angeles CA 90015

Rage
Rage
8911 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90069
Outpost
Outpost
1624 N Cahuenga Ave Hollywood, CA 90028
Wurstkuche

Wurstkuche

Sausage goes gourmet with a world of flavors at Wurstk├╝che in downtown LA, which features exotic meats, Belgian frites, gourmet sodas and a wide variety of imported beers on tap. Check it out >>

800 E 3rd St
Los Angeles CA 90013
Picca
Picca
9575 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035
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
The Echo
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
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