Party Earth Review Nothing says dive quite like free cheese puffs and a location on the first floor of a Super 8 Motel, and White Horse Inn Cocktail Lounge embraces its status wholeheartedly. Looking like a 1970s party den, the space features... ... read full review
1532 North Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Red Line: Hollywood/Western
Hollywood, Los Angeles –
Nothing says dive quite like free cheese puffs and a location on the first floor of a Super 8 Motel, and White Horse Inn Cocktail Lounge embraces its status wholeheartedly.
Looking like a 1970s party den, the space features red lighting, photos – elegantly stapled to the wall of course – of wasted hipster patrons, a jukebox spinning Oasis and The Cranberries, and the requisite salty manager slinging drinks and preparing bowls of pretzels, popcorn, and potato chips to keep the tipsy artsy crowd from falling over completely.
Old TVs above the bar keep the locals updated on the latest scores, while a single central pool table provides out-of-work actors with a place to channel their inner Paul Newman – at least until the top goes on and the table turns into a buffet of microwaved hot dogs and fixings.
Friday and Saturday nights see the place packed to the rafters with Eastsiders in vintage garb looking for free grub, cheapish beer, and a few hours to chat and get boozy on the thrift store couches.
Dive-hunters on the prowl for a night off from the Hollywood scene will find it at White Horse, a no-frills playground of grunge rock and Bud Light.
Eastside hipsters, Hollywood artsy types, struggling actors, dive lovers, derby dolls, and salty locals, 21 to 35+.
Jukebox stocked with classic rock, 90s grunge, and soul favorites from The Clash, Nirvana, and Def Leppard. Pool table. TVs tuned to local sports.
Popcorn, cookies, and hot dogs provided free. Credit card minimum $15. ATM on site.
Beer $6–$7, cocktails $7+. Pool $1/game.
Anything goes: t-shirts and jeans.
Around 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights for the best scene.
Jumbo's Clown Room (5153 Hollywood Boulevard) provides the same dive vibe with the addition of bikini-clad go-go dancers.