Any recent sightings? LA? SF? Oakland?
5 dollar(ish) or less well drinks/beers. No artisanal bullshit. Pinball, jukebox, day drinkers, billiards, sports on tv, a plus. Food optional or limited can be a plus. Pickled eggs and sausages, popcorn, peanuts, all a plus.
I feel like we are extinction watch. Help me out. It’s not just about the money. Its about the atmosphere and clientele. I miss them.
Some possibles below I’ve been to em all, not all in the last year.
Frank n Hank, 518 S. Western, LA
Montecarlo, 3514 W. Third St, LA (this place is absolutely disgusting. Glorious)
Drawing Room, 1800 Hillhurst Ave, LA (free hotdogs for drinkers a plus)
The King Eddy, 131 E. 5th St (lots of history there including century old LA Jazz history)
The Burgundy Room, 1621 1/2 N Cahuenga, LA (appreciate no TV no distractions, dark drinking hole, prices have crept up)
Mister Bings, 201 Columbus Ave, SF (love this place!)
The Graduate, 6202 Claremont Ave (Oakland/Berkeley) (free popcorn; borderline too nice)
Frolic Room, 6245 Hollywood Blvd, LA (trading off it’s Bukowski history, prices crept up, still kinda cool spot)
Dume Room, 29169 Heathercliff Rd Ste 106, Malibu (god bless this little oasis of filth - it may be gone, I need to check)
Joe Josts, 2803 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA (plusses include pickled eggs and scraggly sandwiches; unique: used to make its own centerfold calendar; negatives - just beer no booze)
Power House Bar, 1714 Highland Ave, teasing a reopening. I mean in 30 years they still didn’t fix the gaping holes in the drywall, or improve on green label whiskey and the full rainbow of Dekuypers so not sure what the hold up is…
HMS Bounty, 3357 Wilshire. Points for plaques on bar for deceased regulars. Drinks still cheap. Connected to a SRO. Don’t get too drunk and fall down the basement steps to the bathroom. Great onion rings!