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The new bar at this efficiency hotel has a few flashy features now, like TVs and a cordoned-off patio, but it's still Skid Row-adjacent. So things can get pretty exciting, especially if the crowd's... read more
Opening a restaurant in a recession? Why not make it sort of...thematic? Huge space that looks unfinished, but no, it's meant to be that way. Why put up walls? This makes it more airy, anyway. Food... read more
El Chavo the restaurant ain't much: been there forever, food not so good. But new baby bro El Chavito has it all in place. Right crowd, right DJs, right time for a pseudo-dive bar with cheap drinks... read more
Every night's a party here, and no one's even that drunk, thanks to beer-only regulations. That's a holdover from the shack's past life as Cuffs, a terrifying leather bar with a dungeon atmosphere.... read more
Even the Short Stop crew had to find a new place to hang out without the masses of hangers on. Hightailing it to Highland Park, the drinks stay cheap and the pool tables stay busy, but at least a p... read more
Necessity pulled us in. The Staten Island Iced Tea made us fall in love, lushes that we are. Closest thing to a local we have in this miraculous mile. Low-key, small n' easy. Meet friends or bring ... read more
The strike force splintered, the Armenian money train was a disaster, and Julian still keeps dropping the soap. Okay, we weren't here in the Rampart cop days, nor the trucker hat Manifest Destiny e... read more
Who dares sayeth punk is dead?! Truly hardcore spirit in Downey's grit-tastic punk club. Though even Avril's touring band has mohawks these days, local wasted youth find no power lost in the look. ... read more
Hardcore old bums with no jobs or prospects mingle with hardcore young surfers with blue collar jobs and extreme sports sponsorships. Lots of fresh meat soaked in booze. Lots of skimpy clothes, lou... read more
Rock your McNabb jersey for watching Eagles/Flyers/76ers/Phillies action with transplanted fellow 'delphians. Cheesesteaks are here in spades, but probably won't inspire Ginos vs. Pat's debates. Yo... read more
More sand-sprinkled dive than silver-spooned resort, as you're more likely to park a Chevy with flames than a 30-foot boat with an enigmatic moniker. Neighborhood naughty whose hallowed walls showc... read more
A pint a day keeps the doctor away, though it sure hasn't helped lift that restraining order. Absolutely no frills unless you count the pool table, darts, and foosball, which make for excellent low... read more
The Golden Age is over we're afraid, with hardly a hard-working caballero in sight through the cloud of up-and-coming rockers and gentrifiers dressed like special ed students. Where will they go ne... read more
Slick gay dive makes us forget for a split second that we're in such a whack nightlife zone. Mellow as a Jack Johnson tune, 'til it heats up on weekends and guys' eyes meet other guys' eyes over bi... read more
In a terrible neighborhood, but that hasn't affected the cult status. Probably helps. The name has nothing to do with anything: there's nothing German about this strip club (an L.A.-style strip clu... read more
Raucous gay Mexican hangout taken over by an indie crew who make us feel old while going buck wild on the '80s disco jukebox and open mic nights. The new Short Stop, dare we say? We went ahead and ... read more
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On the edge of Downtown's Arts District sits this hidden gem, straight out of the Wild, Wild West. $8 for a beer and a shot, or snag a strong signature cocktail (try the Belladonna or the Penicilli... read more
White cowboy hats 20 deep in a no-frills bar where Echo Park artists in duos co-mingle with real shit-kicking Norteno cowboys in dimly lit East L.A. hit of recent Bohemia. How long before it become... read more
Swanky London-bred Cantonese classes up the Hills of Beverly. Glamo...
In an opulent 1927 Moorish revival building, the new Palihouse Sant...
How do you say "sexified, neck-craning hot spot" in Mandarin? Becau...
Chef Jeff Mahin's Hollywood pizza joint has some fan favorite pies ...