Golden Gopher

Bars, Lounges Downtown
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Mr. Downtown, aka Cedd Moses of The Varnish and Seven Grand, is behind this Downtown haunt that’s a perfect mix of high and low, where you can come for a quick PBR or stay with a fancy, well-made cocktail. Prices are reasonable, the jukebox is stocked with oldies-meets-Coachella, and an old school arcade (think Pac-Man) allows for friendly drinking games. Do note, however, that dress code is enforced. A dive with a dress code, how very LA.

By: Kat Odell

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Venue name: Golden Gopher
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Address: 417 W 8th Street
Los Angeles
90014
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 5pm-2am; Sat-Mon 8pm-2am
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Arresting neon beckons all beverage seekers--the Golden Gopher is a classic downtown drinking den.  A great stand by or a nice place to bring a date (it's a relaxed vibe, but with dim lighting and plenty of corners to cozy into, an intimate space in its own right), grab a beer or a well made cocktail and play pool or just hang about.  The venue has been around for a long time--so long the still have a grab and go liquor license if you're a local.