Party Earth Review Known for its edgy, unpretentious vibe and stellar variety of DJ-spun music, The Short Stop draws an eclectic mix of hipsters, USC coeds, and biker types all with the common goal of partying hard. A former LA cop... ... read full review
1455 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Echo Park, Los Angeles –
Known for its edgy, unpretentious vibe and stellar variety of DJ-spun music, The Short Stop draws an eclectic mix of hipsters, USC coeds, and biker types all with the common goal of partying hard.
A former LA cop hangout, the bar has more of a rock and roll vibe these days, although the display of police badges still hangs next to the baseball memorabilia and collections of vintage beer cans.
Patrons in the mood for fun and games can slide into one of the coveted booths in the billiards room and try their luck at the pool table or at the old-school Ms. Pac-Man, or pile into the photo booth to record the night for posterity, while those in need of air or a smoke can step out to the back alley.
The main focus of the bar, however, is the spacious and energetic dance floor where the range of reggae, rock, hip-hop, and soul gets the tattooed and vintage-clad crowd worked into a beer-fueled dancing frenzy that lasts until closing.
Casual and lively, The Short Stop is both a great, dark dive and a must-stop for dance-happy patrons who love an eclectic crowd and boozy, high-spirited fun.
Local hipsters, Dodgers fans, USC students, bikers, tattooed types, musicians, and music lovers, early 20s to late 30s.
DJ spins according to nightly themes, including everything from reggae, country, and soul, to classic rock and hip-hop. Boogaloo on the third Thursday of every month features soul music. Jukebox, pool table, photo booth, pinball, Ms. Pac-Man.
Happy Hour daily 5–10pm, includes free pool and jukebox. Drink specials on Dodgers game days.
Beer $4+, cocktails $6+. Photo booth $3/strip.
Casual: funky thrift-store attire, tight jeans, Dodgers T-shirts.
Every second and fourth Wednesday for DJ theme night Awesometown, or Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for the busiest scene.
The next-door El Compadre serves Mexican food and margaritas until 2am.