07/20/2010 06:04 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

10 Hollywood Dives You Should Know About

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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.

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10 Hollywood Dives You Should Know About