Category Archive: dive bars

Westlake: Fried Chicken at Crawford’s Bar

  I recently checked out Crawford’s for their fried chicken. I was nearby and was looking for something to eat. My choices were street tacos, Tommy’s (where they hand you chili with your… Continue reading

Palm Springs Bar Crawl: The Bar, Desert Fox and Tonga Hut

  Off season in Palm Springs could be paradise. You get all the sun, fun and pool time without gobs of tourists. But it also makes bar hopping interesting. Some bars close early… Continue reading

Acme Bars DTLA Bar Crawl, Saturday, August 23

  Deal Alert! The Acme bars in Downtown Los Angeles including Library Bar, Sixth Street Tavern, Spring Street Bar, King Eddy Saloon and the new Beelman’s Pub are part of a bar crawl… Continue reading

DTLA: Meet Your Neighborhood Bar, the Golden Gopher

    The Golden Gopher like many long-time Los Angeles watering holes claims to have one of the oldest liquor licenses in the city. The difference though is Golden Gopher can sell booze… Continue reading

DTLA: The Reuben at Casey’s Irish Pub

Casey’s in Downtown Los Angeles is probably best known for their St. Patrick’s day activities but it’s also a good place to go for classic pub grub like fish and chips. I also… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Red Med at the Formosa

The Formosa, the classic Hollywood hangout, has invited Red Medicine into its kitchen. Red Med at the Formosa is being called a semi-permanent pop-up –defying the definition of a “pop up.” Red Med… Continue reading

Bay Area Bar Hop: Maven, TBD, Tonga Room

After Coqueta, we went on a San Francisco mini bar crawl. We started out at Maven in the Lower Haight. It was the day after Christmas so it was a bit slow. We… Continue reading

DTLA: First Look at Crane’s Downtown

Across the hallway from Peking Tavern is the newly opened Crane’s Downtown. They opened rather stealthily behind what I thought was a storage room. Sure, this “storage” room had a cool old bank… Continue reading

PDX: Bar Crawl Around Portland Including Raven and Rose, Moloko, Teardrop Lounge and Rum Club

Calculating if we had time to check out the Rookery at Raven and Rose after drinks at Multnomah Whiskey Library was a no brainer. It was a quick 10 minute walk and we… Continue reading

DTLA: First Look at the Bar Named Wendell

  I will always remember a bartender telling me all sorts of bars are needed. And I agree with him. While Downtown Los Angeles has its share of craft cocktail bars, there is… Continue reading