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
Reviewed by Jaclyn B.
"You will have no trouble spotting the Venice Ale House once you hit the boardwalk. Year round this hot spot is bustling with Venice locals and tourist ..." more
2 Rose Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
Reviewed by Gerard Nash G.
"So I would say that this pub is, more or less, just like any of your average pubs. The type of people that go are people who are in their early 20's, ..." more
2226 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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
Reviewed by Gor G.
"An absolute train wreck of terrible service and food...with one good dish. I haven't experienced such a horrendous restaurant experience in years. W ..." more
2852 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Party Earth Review An updated take on a traditional Irish pub, Molly Malone’s is an upbeat venue featuring a strong live music scene and a motley crew of outgoing regulars. Patrons stepping into the dimly-lit brick and wood venue will find an Internet jukebox whose mainstream rock provides the soundtrack for the groups of casual, chatty twenty ... more
575 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Reviewed by Ellie D.
"My Take: Patrick Molloys is your typical Hermosa sports bar located in the heart of Hermosa Beach. The Irish sports pub has been conveniently nestled ..." more
50 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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
Reviewed by Brett C.
"My Take: I went to Diablo on Saturday night for a bite before going to a party, and if gourmet tacos are your thing, then this is the place for you. T ..." more
3129 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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.