los Angeles Dive Bars

Los Angeles dive bars are not what most people think of in the city that is known for its glitz and glamour. However there is hope for those of us who like a bit grit and grime with their whisky or beer. These diamonds in the rough span across a vast spread of land, cities and neighborhoods. With this vastness comes commonality and yet uniqueness that each one brings with its own flavor. Below is an overall list of our favorite LA hunts. Look for our post where we break it down into neighborhoods and bar crawls. 

monty bar los angeles dive bar

Monty Bar

The Monty is a dive bar in downtown Los Angeles with a mirror ball, buffalo head and Charles Bronson how can you go wrong with this spot.

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Cafe Baba

Drinking mint tea and smoking all forms of cannabis is not only allowed but encouraged. As I said, enter at your own risk.

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Frolic Room Sign

Frolic Room

Since 1930 the Frolic Room, on Hollywood Boulevard, off the corner of Vine, has been doing its dive bar best to keep not only the

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Chez Jay Route 66 Dive Bar

Chez Jay

Chez Jay is at the beginning or end of the line of Route 66. A great old time bar with very good food. Place hasn’t

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