10 Hollywood Dives You Should Know About
share this story
By Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick
We can all agree that Los Angeles is a swanky city. Most places you go are naturally pristine and glamorous, one of the city's hallmarks. On the other end of the spectrum, a lot of places are intentionally greasy, like some Silver Lake hairline. Things are either far too pretty or far too dirty: both are facades to create a sense of "cool," "swank."
Such airs are common and, even though different, are essentially the same. This gets you to thinking: do real grungy places exist in Hollywood? Do dive bars even exist out here? Well, yes and no.
Real dive bars do exist; but, like all things L.A., they are primped to a certain degree. Thus, we've compiled a list of ten Hollywood dives you should know about, in order of least divey to most divey. All of these places are very intimate, nearly standing room-only, bars that are fairly affordable and definitely all have their own characteristics. If you want a low key drink, don't want too much pretense, these are places you can go to where it's possible everyone may know your name.
For the full article, check out Guest Of A Guest