In my year-long escapade to bars alone in Los Angeles, I chose establishments based on a theme for each month. In contemplation of said themes, it popped into my Girl at a Bar brain that there are quite a few bars with animals in their name in this city. That's fun. The rest of the animal kingdom should not be drinking alcohol. We humans get to do it for them! Here are some of my favorite lairs and three ways to enjoy each zoo experience.
Red Lion Tavern - Wave hello to the man-sized nutcracker. Learn some German words. Talk to the quirky piano man. 2366 Glendale Blvd, south of Silver Lake Blvd
Whitehorse Inn - Eat a free hot dog. Take a photo for the wall. Find out why the Blackhorse turned White. 1532 N Western, north of Sunset
Golden Gopher - Look at the downtown skyline on the patio. Choose some Blondie from the jukebox. Ponder the next time you'll see a gopher. 417 W 8th, between Olive and Hill
Fat Dog - Bring your pup into the courtyard for happy hour. Drink a canine-inspired beverage. Meet a fellow lover of bulldog art. 801 N Fairfax, north of Melrose
Bigfoot Lodge - Drink a Girl Scout Cookie. Give Smokey Bear a pat on the back. Ask a new friend if Bigfoot is real. 10939 Venice Blvd, east of Sepulveda or 3172 Los Feliz Blvd, east of the 5
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