In business since the ’30s and with one of the finest neon signs in the Los Angeles area, the Frolic Room remains what it’s always been: a straightforward, friendly little room in which to get loaded with others of a similar mindset, a neighborhood hangout in a neighborhood without many of them, and a bar not for dilettantes but drinkers. Look out for the beautiful Al Hirschfeld cartoon mural on the back wall.
Dive bars in Los Angeles are as varied as the city’s neighborhoods. Even the definition of a dive bar varies, from somewhere with low lighting and cheap beers to a place for salty locals to sing karaoke into the wee hours. From a tiki theme in El Segundo to a storied biker bar in Hollywood, we’ve got your guide to the city’s diviest dives.
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