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.

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 hordes of celebrities who occasionally…

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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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Footsies

Footsies is located in the heart of Lincoln Heights | Highland Park , Footsie’s has everything you’d want out of a good dive bar. It’s dimly lit, it’s a little…

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