Category Archive: dive bars

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

Chinatown: Starry Kitchen at Grand Star Jazz Club

Fans of Starry Kitchen will follow them where ever they end up, even to a dive bar in Chinatown. I’m obviously a fan so I checked them out a couple of weeks ago.… Continue reading

Recap: Highland Park Tacos & Cocktails Crawl

Head east to Highland Park and you will find a tacos wonderland. A few weeks back, a group of 8 or so joined me on a jaunt down York Boulevard for tacos and… Continue reading

A Bar Crawl Through Jackson Hole, Wyoming

When we got into Jackson Hole, we enjoyed a little shopping. A local told us to go stop at the Trapper when we went to Grand Teton National Park to admire the mountains.… Continue reading

Mid-City: Tequila, Mezcal and Sotol at El Carmen- Oh My!

El Carmen is one of LA’s oldest restaurants. It opened as a Mexican restaurant in 1929. Its most recent owner turned it into a hip bar with a Mexican wrestler theme. I remember… Continue reading

The Phoenix on La Cienega: Where the Locals Go

After dinner at Red Medicine, I asked my friend where she wanted to go. I had been thinking about checking out a craft cocktail bar I hadn’t been to yet and she said… Continue reading

Film Review: Hey Bartender

Last night I attended a screening and after party for the film, “Hey Bartender.” I was excited to watch the film after watching the trailer because I recognized many of the places they… Continue reading

New Spring Cocktails at One-Eyed Gypsy

  One-Eyed Gypsy has some new tasty Spring cocktails on the menu. I checked it out a few weeks ago and particularly loved Voodoo Doll and Mickey O’Neil. The Voodoo Doll (Sino reposado… Continue reading

DTLA: The New King Eddy is Now Open

I had sneaked in a dive bar crawl in DTLA last Fall before King Eddy closed its doors. It’s now re-opened with new owners and management. The cleaned up version no longer has… Continue reading