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Best Pubs In Los Angeles

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Some may think that pubs and bars are the same, and the answer to that is yes and no. Pubs offer a different experience in culture and are usually centered around British, Irish, New Zealand, Canadian and Australian culture. If you like trying out food and drinks from other cultures, then you would love a pub. Here are just a few of the top pubs in L.A. to check out.

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The Pikey
7617 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 850-5400

Want to feel like you're in a real British pub? Step into The Pikey on Sunset Boulevard and you'll be overcome with the Brit-pub decor that will have you wanting to throw down a few or more pints of Guinness or other beers. The gastropub also offers delicious bites for lunch and dinner reminiscent of England, as well as special cocktails, spirits and other great drinks.

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The Auld Dubliner
The Pike at Rainbow Harbor
71 S Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-8300

With locations in Long Beach and in Tustin, The Auld Dubliner is your quintessential Irish pub serving traditional food from the homeland along with a huge selection of tap beers ranging from pale ale's and Chimay to Firestone, Guinness, Stella Artois, Stone IPA, Pyramid Hefeweizen, Irish Stout and a great Magners Irish Cider. Not in the mood for beer on tap? Their selection of beer by the bottle is just as long and varied. From Bud Light and Budweiser to Chimay, Coors Light, Corona, Samuel Adams, Stone Arrogant Bastard and others, you'll find it tough to fun out of options here. You can also opt for canned beer like their Guinness Nitro IPA or Oskar Blues G'Knight, which is a hefty, dry hopped double red ale with a nose full of aroma, and hop flavoring. Cider, a huge Irish Whiskey list, as well as Scotch Whiskey, Canadian Whiskey, Tennessee Whiskey, Bourbon and more are offered, too. Hungry? Their menu of bar bites go great with the drink selections.

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Tom Bergin's
840 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 936-7151

Dubbed the oldest Irish establishment in Los Angeles, Tom Bergin's is somewhat of a city institution. Opened in 1936, this West Hollywood pub offers plenty of bites ranging from starter plates like their whiskey-injected shaved beef, as well as sandwiches, and British inspired bites like a Shepherds Pie. But, don't be fooled. This spot is not just about food. They have a bar that can hold its own against others throughout the area. Come by and drink up in a pub with history.

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Rock & Reilly's
8911 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-1400

Stop by this Sunset Strip pub with personality for a fun time you'll never regret. With a small and fun downstairs, as well as a quaint and cozy upstairs, this pub is perfect for meeting new Angelenos while you get your fill of tasty cocktails, beers, and other mixed drinks.

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Kings Row Gastropub
20 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 793-3010

Located right in the heart of Pasadena, Kings Row Gastropub is a casual restaurant housed inside a historic landmark building that was built in the early 20th century. With original architecture, guests can dine and drink inside a fun environment as they bite into pub bites. Opened to be a fun gathering place for locals and those in the surrounding neighborhoods, the venue offers a great bar on the patio, a beautiful dining room, as well as the ever popular beer garden. Come on the weekends and experience everything from blues and bluegrass music and throw down a variety of beers, and other drinks!

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Casey's Irish Pub
613 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 629-2353

Now under Cedd Moses' 213 Hospitality group, Casey's Irish Pub has been serving sports-bar food and drinks since 1969. Prior to it being opened up as a pub, it was a general store and Turkish bath house that was built in 1916. Like many restaurants in the city, Casey's operates as a restaurant by day and sports bar at night. One of the drinks of choice that is recommended is any whiskey. This pub is known for its variety selection of whiskey. In addition to food and drinks, patrons can also enjoy an outdoor patio, a dart room, billiards, ping-pong, multiple TVs and several reception rooms for private parties. It also has a stage where live entertainment, musical performances, comedy routines and trivia are held.

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Blue Palms Brewhouse
6124 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-2337

The perfect spot to go to after the baseball game, The Blue Palms Brewhouse is just a short walk from the red line by the Dodgers Stadium. So why not stop by there after being hyped from the game and then ready for a beer or two? The brewhouse has a nice selection of properly poured, gold star beer. Customers also love the lobster mac and cheese, which comes with mushrooms, which is a great compliment with the sausage platter. Everyone says it definitely beats the food and drinks at the ballpark, plus you get more bang for your buck.

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The Black Sheep
126 E. 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 689-5022

Born to be different, The Black Sheep features craft brews on tap, hearty burgers and bar bites with an Asian twist. Along with its unique and flavorful taste of food, guests also can enjoy beer samples and recommendations before they decide to buy it, since you wouldn't want to have to pay for something that you end up not liking. The atmosphere of The Black Sheet is dark, but very casual, with top 40 music playing everyday. The best thing about this bar is that it is located right in downtown, so those on public transportation can easily get to the bar.

Related: Best Irish Bars In Los Angeles

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11831 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 473-2337

One of the most traditional European pubs in the city is BRU HAUS. This pub is known to have some of the best German beers, according to local patrons. The German beer of choice for many is the Weihenstephaner. In addition to the beer, customers also enjoy the food, such as the Parmesan five spiced fries, which is a favorite appetizer, as well as the caveman bread pudding for dessert. The best part about this pub is that it's located right off of the 405 freeway, so it is really convenient for those who don't like driving all over town to find a good restaurant or bar.

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Pub at Golden Road Brewing
5410 W. San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(213) 373-4677

For those in the valley of L.A. who don't always like driving 20-25 minutes into the city or dealing with traffic, the Pub at Golden Road Brewing is located right off of the 134 freeway, and parking is very accessible and easy to find, a plus in Los Angeles. Whether you are hanging out with a large group or small group, the pub has plenty of space with both indoor and outdoor areas. Also, unlike a lot of bars in L.A., this pub is kid friendly and great for families and/or those who just can't find a babysitter.

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Naomi K. Bonman is the founder of and an alumni of Clark Atlanta University where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Journalism. She also holds a Masters in Publci Administration and has been in the Journalism field for a total of 10 years. In addition to Journalism, Naomi is also a entertainment and lifestyle publicist who resides in Southern California, right in between San Diego and Los Angeles. In her spare time she loves to travel, spend time with loved ones, and enjoys outdoor activities.
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