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.

They say, (whoever the hell they are,) that the Monte Carlo Bar is a dive bar that gives fuck-all about anything. Or anybody. But that’s not true. Come on, go…

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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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The Monty Bar built in 1910 this is what a renovation done right looks like. Walking in, the high calling makes it feel like you're walking into a hanger. It…

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In the heart of KoreaTown, a very dense part of LA, is Frank N Hanks. This bar is right along busy Western Ave. and acts as a refuge to someone…

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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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Bar C is hidden in a strip mall on the corner edge of Little Tokyo. The place is pretty small but it’s cozy. Also, the music was a mix between…

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