Alex D.

Alex D.

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Sep 15, 2012
Review
Bar
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
Review
Pool Hall / Sports Bar
Sep 14, 2012

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Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Mom's Bar & Lounge

    Los Angeles
    Bar
    Mom's Bar & Lounge - Bar in Los Angeles.
    Sep 15, 2012 A delightful dive "If you're looking for cheap drinks, Mom's is the place to go. The biggest benefit of a place like Mom's is that it retains its kitschy, dive-like feel and atmosphere without the drawbacks that come with true hole-in-the-wall dives. You won't be wondering what it is you just stepped in, or how long it's been since they cleaned out the keg hoses. The bar has a nice layout with plenty of seating at the bar, along the walls and at various tables. If it gets too stuffy during peak hours, you can wander to the back for a little more breathing room, all the while having a place to set your drink. Like a lot of the Westside bars, Mom's offers a rocking happy hour that runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Karaoke is always a blast, as long as you're not expecting X-Factor auditions. Mom's offers a full array of bottled beers and a nice on-tap selection. If you're looking for home cooking you'll have to get it from your own mother, as Mom's doesn't have a kitchen. You can, however, bring in grub of your own, which is a very awesome touch. I've often spotted food trucks parked outside accommodating the soused patrons with a hankering for greasy food. The only real drawback is that there sometimes seems to be a line when one isn't needed. I've left a few times when the place isn't too busy only to see a throng of thirsty people waiting to get inside. I suppose it could be a marketing trick, but if I have to wait for a while I'd like to see that it's for good reason. That said, Mom's is great for most occasions, and they seem willing to entertain even smaller parties and events. Get there before 9:00 or 10:00 p.m. to watch the place fill up with all sorts of diverse and fun people." hide
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  • Q's Billiard Club

    Los Angeles
    Pool Hall / Sports Bar
    Q's Billiard Club - Pool Hall | Sports Bar in Los Angeles.
    Sep 14, 2012 Excellent sports bar with something for everyone "It's easy to get a bit overwhelmed by sensory overload when you first step foot into Q's. It's easy to spot a first-timer at Q's, with their telltale gaze at the monolith of TV's suspended above the massive downstairs bar. You can count on jams that range from 80's classics to current Top 40 songs being played, assuming a big sporting event isn't capturing everyone's attention. The bartenders are Q's are extremely friendly, a trait that is only exceeded by their fairness. They don't play favorites at the bar, so you won't wait 45 minutes to get a drink, unless you're hostile. Don't act like a jerk, and you won't get treated like one. Simple enough. The place gets packed for most marquee events, so plan to come early. And if you're hoping to shoot pool during any of these times, think again. Q's covers their pool tables and drops down projector screens to accommodate the most patrons. A fair trade, if you ask me. On the the important stuff: The drink selection. They have a wide variety of beers on tap that are sure to satisfy anyone seeking some suds, from light beers to IPAs. Mixed drinks are poured generously, and everything is reasonably priced. Bring some friends and grab a pitcher on the cheap for the best deal. Happy hour is a week-long affair, running from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and boasts a load of good deals. Pitchers and drinks are discounted, while a few of the bar munchies are 50% off. If milling around the bar or taking in a game doesn't cut it for you, Q's has other diversions scattered around. Shuffleboard is available to rent and play upstairs, along with Foosball, Golden Tee and Buck Hunter. Or you can always resort to the top pub pastime: people watching. In short: Give Q's a shot during a less-busy time and see how you like it. Something tells me you'll enjoy the quick rapport you can build up with the employees, the unpretentious atmosphere and of course, the solid drink selection." hide
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