St. Nick's Pub

Dive Bar / Pub
St. Nick's Pub A hassle-free, down-and-dirty pub that wears its dinginess with pride, St. Nick's is the quintessential neighborhood dive where loyal regulars go for cheap booze and a rowdy time. Los Angeles United States 34.072947 -118.37494
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Party Earth Review A hassle-free, down-and-dirty pub that wears its dinginess with pride, St. Nick’s is the quintessential neighborhood dive where loyal regulars go for cheap booze and a rowdy time. A dim and cavernous space, the venue sports... ... read full review

  • Phone:

    323-655-6917

  • Hours:

    Daily 6pm–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth St. Nick's Pub Review

The Scene

A hassle-free, down-and-dirty pub that wears its dinginess with pride, St. Nick's is the quintessential neighborhood dive where loyal regulars go for cheap booze and a rowdy time.

A hassle-free, down-and-dirty pub that wears its dinginess with pride, St. Nick’s is the quintessential neighborhood dive where loyal regulars go for cheap booze and a rowdy time.

A dim and cavernous space, the venue sports a typical pub décor of stained-glass lamps, dark wood walls, and the usual collection of beer signs, autographed headshots, and framed tributes to various Catholic saints.

Most of the action takes place in the main room, though several satellite rooms and bars open up when the place gets really busy, making for prime locations for serious flirting and make-out sessions.

An alcove at the front with raised leather booths offers space for chatting over a few pitchers earlier in the evening, while the main bar area with its scuffed wooden booths becomes the focal point later on when already tipsy patrons stumble in to finish off the night.

Although the vibe can be mellow on weekdays when the after-work crowd comes in for a quick bite or to watch sports on the flat-screen TVs, weekends can get packed with a more boisterous crowd of casual twenty-somethings and birthday girls pounding down huge mixed drinks, getting cozy with new acquaintances, or breaking into spontaneous dancing if a tune from the jukebox strikes their fancy.

Upbeat and uncomplicated, St. Nick’s is a great choice for anyone who wants to trade their club duds for a t-shirt and spend a few boozy hours among friends.

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Tip from Lucas:

Don’t bother ordering a double here – they serve their mixed drinks in pint glasses, so there’s no reason to pay extra.

  • Crowd

    Down-to-earth after-work crowd, young professionals, frat guys, local regulars, and barflies, 20s to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Jukebox offers hip-hop, pop, and rock. Board games.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Typical bar food including burgers, sandwiches, and pizza. Happy Hour daily 5–7pm.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $4+, sandwiches $5–$8, pizza $7.50–$11.50. Beer $6+, wine $7, cocktails $8+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: jeans, t-shirts, anything goes.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Good place to chill any night after work, or Fridays and Saturdays for bigger crowds and a more energetic vibe.

  • Close By

    D’Amore’s Pizza (8369 West Third Street) is open till 4am, making it a great place to soak up the alcohol after a night of boozing.

St. Nick's Pub User Reviews

Average rating:
Chill
Gor G. Jun 3, 2013
A nice place to go to after work to enjoy a beer with some co workers or close friends. This place is very chill and comfortable. It attracts a variety of people, mostly young dudes from college, or young college graduates. It attracts bunch of good looking men. If you get bored, you can play some music on the jukebox. The food is alright, but it's great to get it with the beer because it's your typical fast food. Pretty good on prices. They have beer for $6 which I love. Casual scene and relaxed environment. You would wanna go on a Friday night, when a lot more people come out, unless you're trying to avoid a crowd than you should go on Wednesday night
Dive bar in the heart of West Hollywood!
Deepak H. Aug 18, 2012
I am not sure what you would classify St. Nick's as exactly. As much as I would like to put this bar in the "Dive Bar" bucket, it quite does not get there. I mean I would expect more college students to be hanging around a dive bar because hey the most attractive selling point of a dive bar is "we got nothing to look at but we sure as hell got cheap drinks!" and if you are a college student living on Ramen noodles, this is like the Garden of Eden. The only issue with St. Nick's is- Of all the nights I have gone I did not see many college students. The crowd was more or less older (around late 20s-mid 30s). I did see some men who were in their 40s but I guess they just thought they could pick up some women! (Creeps!) Anyhow, the crowd demography is what caused me to question the classification of the bar itself. I mean, come on! All those people couldn't possibly be there for the cheap drinks! I know the economy is a disasater right now but mid 30 yr old guy in a dive bar? Really? They all can't be that broke! That felt pretty good to get off my chest. Pretty much an obscure entrance that is otherwise missed if not for the congregation of people hanging around on the street and smoking. You go in and you enter this dimly lit room with booths that seem to have a light fixture hanging around it more for the sake of it than give any actual light. Most of the people are just standing up and crowded near the bar area. Word of warning- Your drinks are going to take quite a bit of time because apparently everybody in that bar wants to order a drink when you want to. It is a conspiracy I tell you! In short, not a bar that I would drop in repeatedly but I would stumble in if I needed to get a quick alcohol fix before I head out to another bar!
So fun!
Sara G. Aug 16, 2012
I used to love St. Nick's. It's the perfect fresh-out-of-college dive. And while you'd never think to order food by the look of the place, it's true - it's surprisingly good. I had my 23rd birthday party here and it was one of the more fun parties I've had. There are two side rooms, if you'd like to have such an event there, and the staff are pretty chill about roping the rooms off for you - no bar minimum for your group, and no hassle. I think I had to be carried out. Fun party. On the more chill nights, St. Nick's has a totally different vibe, but is just as fun. It used to be a go-to for Hollywood assistants, although I'm not sure if that's still the case. Either way, it's always cheap and always fun. Go to 3rd Stop just west for dinner and a great beer selection.
Great Dive
Paul F. Aug 2, 2012
Here's what you need to know about St. Nicks: the drinks are poured heavy and if you get to know the bartenders, cheap. The jukebox is always playing something good. If there's a Lakers game on, it will be showing here. There is usually a 6'7" African-American gentleman dressed as a cowboy (with spurs) hanging out at the bar. The crowd is a mix of grizzled regulars and just graduated dive lovers. The food is shockingly good - for bar food. When it's crowded is hurt or miss - but when it's full this can be one of the most fun nights you'll likely not remember.
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