Party Earth Review Located just a couple blocks from the beach, the Library Alehouse is a laid-back and airy gastropub that attracts a loyal crowd of moneyed regulars less for its prices than for its Ocean Park location, extensive drink menu, and relaxing atmosphere. During the day, Main Street shoppers and local business people pop into ... more
2911 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Pub / Restaurant
Reviewed by Jayson M.
"Pubs are pubs, just no-fuss spots to grab a pint, eat crappy food, and hang with friends. I will say that the food here is some of the better British ..." more
116 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Reviewed by Dylan R.
"Since Dillon's closed a few months ago, I have been searching all around Hollywood for a replacement "Irish" bar. Note the quotes: Jameson's is about ..." more
6681 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Party Earth Review On the outskirts of Downtown, smack dab in the middle of the Arts District, there’s a little slice of Belgium called the Little Bear gastropub. There’s not much down this stretch of the aptly-named Industrial Street, although the venue’s towering red doors would make it easy to spot even if there were. Inside, a simple ... more
1855 Industrial Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Party Earth Review Unassuming one-story buildings in West Hollywood are about as remarkable as statuesque blondes, but what The Hudson lacks in flash on the outside, it more than makes up for with substance and style on the inside. A semi-enclosed dining room allows smartly dressed WeHo guests to take advantage of a refreshing, breezy ... more
1114 North Crescent Heights Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Reviewed by Shannon D.
"Since I spent my undergrad at UCLA, I like to think that I am kind of a veteran of this joint, so I'll break it down..... Dim lighting, sticky floo ..." more
1000 Gayley Avenue
Westwood, CA 90024
Reviewed by Nate K.
"Upper West is a cosy little place right past the 10 freeway. Look out for their tasteful, modest sign- it's so stylish you may miss it! If you see a ..." more
3321 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Party Earth Review It’s all about whiskey, beer, and hanging out at Casey’s Irish Pub, a welcoming, subterranean, 10,000-square-foot watering hole popular with a diverse clientele of young professionals, USC students, and creative types. A roomy outdoor patio at the foot of the stairs gives way to the sprawling rustic interior, where friendly ... more
613 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Party Earth Review Hidden behind one of Koreatown’s many cookie cutter strip malls is a world of craft brew, just waiting inside Beer Belly’s white, graffiti-covered building. A spinoff of the owner’s beer-collecting hobby, the bar features a drink menu offering a rotating range of budget-minded locally produced drafts and premium bottles ... more
532 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Party Earth Review Boasting over three dozen carefully selected craft beers and a menu anchored by Andalusian tapas, The 3rd Stop is a cozy gastropub/sports bar hybrid popular with denizens of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, as well as a large contingent of friendly young professionals dropping by for after-work unwinding. An awning-covered ... more
8636 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Under the glitz and glamour that Los Angeles is best known for, LA pubs stand like a bastion of calm and unpretentious fun for the regular ol’ working man who cares very little for the play you’re starring in next weekend with the guy who was on an episode of Full House once.
Los Angeles pubs make it a cinch to grab a frothy pint or five at almost any hour. Pubs are plentiful all over this expansive city, so it’s rarely necessary to drop in on the dreaded freeways on a quest to find one.
Irish pubs, sports pubs, gastropubs, not-quite-sure-what-this-place-is-all-about pubs; they’re all here. Maybe it’s a divey pub in Hollywood you need, where you can commiserate with those down on their luck drinking and away their sorrows. Or maybe it’s a cool new gastropub downtown, with specialty Belgian imports and a solid menu to coat the stomach before and after another round of Chimay.
No matter, for pubs in LA stretch from the gritty hills of Mt. Washington to the splendid ocean. Silver Lake, Echo Park, and Los Feliz are good places to find a barebones pub too, and at the same time have no shortage of fun neighborhood pubs where the game is on and the bartenders are friendly. The same can be said of Hollywood and West Hollywood, though probably not so much for neighboring Beverly Hills.
Regardless of where you are, you can find any type of pub that caters to beach bums, yuppies, and everyone in between – and that’s a lot of people. It would take a lifetime to explore all the pubs in Los Angeles, so you better get to work.