Reviewed by Gor G.
"First, this review is based solely on the Lab's Mac & Cheese. If you're ever craving gourmet Mac & Cheese and you're in the USC area, as far as I kno ..." more
3500 South Figueroa Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007
British Restaurant / Dive Bar
Reviewed by Lisa W.
" When my British friends come to visit, we go to Cock 'n Bull on Lincoln. The very reason that posh hipsters hate it is exactly why Brits love it. The ..." more
2947 Lincoln Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Reviewed by Nikki L.
"My Take: Dublin's is a tiny, tiny pub on premo real estate downtown. Naturally, it's surrounded with competition -- great and interesting bars that ca ..." more
815 West 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Reviewed by Monica A.
" STUDIO CITY- Los Angeles A hidden place in the valley, Laurel Tavern is anything but unknown, for it is known for its great selection of beer, decad ..." more
11938 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
Party Earth Review Although it offers more than twenty draft microbrews and a menu that includes everything from buttermilk-drenched cheesy poofs to pan-seared scallops, what really sets rustic City Tavern apart are the handful of self-serve tap handles protruding from its walls. Those smart enough to reserve a seat at one of the three booths ... more
9739 Culver Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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
German Restaurant / Pub
Reviewed by Sandy S.
"I happened to go to this place with a group of friends an totally loved it as it mixed my love for food, beer and ping pong perfectly! Pros: 1) Impres ..." more
354 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Party Earth Review A time warp back to Prohibition, with a distinctly modern twist, The Charleston attracts a large spectrum of Westside well seekers with classic cocktails, amped-up comfort foods, and music that ranges from live jazz to hip-hop DJs. An elegant speakeasy vibe pervades the open room, where thick exposed beams punctuate the ... more
2460 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Party Earth Review Self-described as “the perfect escape from the Hollywood bar scene,” the scholastically-themed Library Bar is both a sophisticated drinking spot and after-work social scene that caters to downtown residents, business professionals, and local USC students. The neon blue sign outside belies the venue’s chic décor and upscale ... more
630 West 6th Street, Suite 116-A
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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
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.