Reviewed by Jayson M.
"The Blue Boar is a great find, especially if you’re looking to escape the Ed Hardy Farties that blanket Hollywood like wet snot in cold season. It has ..." more
1615 North Cahuenga Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Pub / Whiskey Bar
Party Earth Review With a drinks menu heavy on whiskey, a dozen flat-screen tuned to sports, and a prime location along the famous (infamous?) Sunset Strip, Rock & Reilly’s attracts everyone from cocktail snobs and celebrities to sports lovers. The ground floor lies somewhere between the border of cozy and downright small ... more
8911 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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
American Restaurant / Tavern
Reviewed by Ellie D.
"My Take: Hennessey’s Tavern is a favorite amongst South Bay locals and is one of the many pubs located on the Hermosa Pier. Since first opening in 197 ..." more
8 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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
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 Nicole S.
"My Take: I went to Brennan’s at 5 am on St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most popular days of the year for people to visit Brennan’s ..." more
4089 Lincoln Boulevard
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Reviewed by Shannon D.
"I live in the area and the food is delicious and the vibe is great. Last night my boyfriend and I went there for dinner and I had the tomato soup and ..." more
6268 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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.