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Best Dive Bars In Hollywood

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Don't let the Disney invasion fool you, Hollywood still has its fair share of classic dives that fit your every need. Sure, they might not be the prettiest spots in the town, but after a few drinks, you won't even care.

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Frolic Room
6245 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 462-5890

One of the last remnants of old Hollywood, The Frolic Room is truly a quintessential dive bar. Serving an eclectic mix of crusty locals and thirsty theater-goers from the next door Pantages Theatre, the over 80 year-old institution is steeped in Hollywood lore (see: the Black Dhalia murders). The space may be cramped, but the history is plentiful.

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1652 North Cherokee Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 462-9621

Another local classic, Boardner's has established itself as a must-stop on the Hollywood booze trail. Built in 1942, the vintage art deco bar is often packed with late night revelers which fill its legendary and iconic walls. If you're looking for an early night out, Boardner's happy hour, which goes until 8pm Monday through Saturday (and all day Sunday!) is the perfect dive to stop by. The bar offers a low-lit and unpretentious atmosphere with tv's, cozy booths, and a patio that is perfect for sitting around and throwing back a few.

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The Burgundy Room
1621 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 465-7530

Want to avoid the newly opened lounges and chic bars of Hollywood? The Burgundy Room is the right place. Opened in 1989, the bar has actually gone through many different owners throughout the years. Today though, as the EDM scene continues to descend upon Hollywood, The Burgundy Room remains a destination for the rock/punk metal crowd. Small, dark, and oh so divey, The Burgendy Room offers stiff drinks, friendly bartenders, and Ouiji board tables. It might be dark, cramped, and hard to hear, but its the perfect mix of dive and bar. What more could you possibly want?

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The Happy Ending
7038 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 469-7038

If Buffalo Wild Wings is too corporate for your tastes, The Happy Ending provides the ideal Hollywood alternative for big game watching. This Sunset spot offers everything you could want from a sports bar: ample space, plenty of flat screens, cold pitchers, and solid nachos.
And, if you're into karaoke, beer pong, line dancing, and costume contests, this bar might just be your perfect hangout. What's even better is every hour they spin the giant wheel on the wall to determine what the next drink special will be.

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The Brickyard Pub
1810 N. Wilcox Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 465-6356

Just like its popular North Hollywood sibling of the same name, The Brickyard Pub is the ideal destination if you're looking for a night out in an over-sized man cave. Brickyard is all about options offering over 100 different beers, not to mention pool, darts, shuffleboard, and beer pong. While some may argue that this relative newcomer lacks the grit and grime of a tried and true dive bar, it'll get there soon enough.

What are your favorite dive bars in Hollywood? Share in the comments below!

Article by David Klein.

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