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 Sara G.
"My Take: Caulfield’s in the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills is an upscale type bistro with a European feel. The service is fine, although I don’t beli ..." more
9360 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Dive Bar / Pub
Party Earth Review A hassle-free, down-and-dirty pub that wears its dinginess with pride, St. Nick’s is the quintessential neighborhood dive where loyal regulars go for cheap booze and a rowdy time. A dim and cavernous space, the venue sports a typical pub décor of stained-glass lamps, dark wood walls, and the usual collection of beer signs ... more
8450 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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
British Restaurant / Pub
Reviewed by Billy K.
"My Advice/My Take: Britannia Pub in Santa Monica is a great British bar for everyone of age. Nice bartenders, great mix of friendly tourists and local ..." more
318 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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 Though The Churchill just entered the scene in late-2011, it has the distinction of being run by the same guys behind West Hollywood’s casual and very popular bar The Hudson. Churchill is bigger than its older brother, however, and its rustic design with old-fashioned Edison light bulbs and unfinished wood flooring creates ... more
8384 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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
Reviewed by Frankie T.
"While Sonny McLean’s remains a Santa Monica neighborhood staple, it has evolved from the traditional dumpy Irish pub that was known for an odd stench, ..." more
2615 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Reviewed by Lauren A.
"Overall: Public School 310 is an interesting spot, it feels like a gastropub that’s on the verge of being a hotspot for the “popular” kids, but falls ..." more
9411 Culver Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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.