This once-ritzy, now-divey former speakeasy in the Pantages Theatre (don't worry, you don't need to see a show to access the bar) is a staple of “Old Hollywood.” Said to be the last place the Black Dahlia was seen alive, the Frolic is a cheap, no-nonsense hole-in-the-wall with a cracking jukebox and some of the most interesting clientele on the strip.
As the center of LA’s exported image, Hollywood is a neighborhood that everyone seems to experience during their tenure in the city. There are plenty of honey traps laid for wallet-heavy tourists, but even more importantly, the star studded nabe boasts dive bars and cocktail bars tucked away for the more jaded drinkers among us. Check out these classic watering holes to see a side of the real Hollywood.
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