Best dive bars in Los Angeles

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October 18, 2018
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Best dive bars in Los Angeles

Dive bars can be polarizing: Either you love their particular brand of cheap, grimy fun or hate it. While the flickering neon signs, $2 shots, and off-key karaoke strike some patrons as endearing, the allure is totally lost on others.

If grizzled patrons, faded pool tables, and tallboys of beer are your thing, you’re going to want to check out this list. Stacker used data from Foursquare to rank the 30 top dive bars in Los Angeles, Calif. Foursquare’s algorithm takes check-ins, rating signals, category matches, tips, and photo trends into account to come up with the best hole-in-the-wall pubs. Click through the list to see the best dives Los Angeles has to offer—and find out whether your favorite gin mill made the list.

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#30. Five Star Bar

Address: 267 S. Main St.

Foursquare rating: 7.4

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#29. The Dime

Address: 442 N. Fairfax Ave.

Foursquare rating: 7.3

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#28. Mom's

Address: 12238 Santa Monica Blvd.

Foursquare rating: 7.6

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#27. Frank 'n Hank

Address: 518 S. Western Ave.

Foursquare rating: 7.5

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#26. King Eddy Saloon

Address: 131 E. Fifth St.

Foursquare rating: 7.7

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#25. Wendell

Address: 656 S. Main St.

Foursquare rating: 7.7

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#24. Mo's Place

Address: 203 Culver Blvd.

Foursquare rating: 7.5

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#23. Harbor Room

Address: 195 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey

Foursquare rating: 7.5

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#22. Johnny's Bar

Address: 5006 York Blvd.

Foursquare rating: 7.6

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#21. Mother Lode

Address: 8944 Santa Monica Blvd.

Foursquare rating: 7.9

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#20. E.B.'s Beer and Wine

Address: 6333 W. Third St.

Foursquare rating: 7.9

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#19. CIA–The California Institute of Abnormal Arts

Address: 11334 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood

Foursquare rating: 7.8

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#18. Joxer Daly's

Address: 11168 Washington Blvd.

Foursquare rating: 7.8

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#17. Frolic Room

Address: 6245 Hollywood Blvd.

Foursquare rating: 7.7

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#16. Foxfire Room

Address: 12516 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood

Foursquare rating: 8.0

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#15. Kibitz Room

Address: 410 N. Fairfax Ave.

Foursquare rating: 7.9

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#14. Townhouse

Address: 52 Windward Ave., Venice

Foursquare rating: 7.9

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#13. Prince O' Whales

Address: 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey

Foursquare rating: 7.8

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#12. The Bayou–WeHo

Address: 8939 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood

Foursquare rating: 7.9

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#11. The Short Stop

Address: 1455 W. Sunset Blvd.

Foursquare rating: 8.2

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#10. La Cita Bar

Address: 336 S. Hill St.

Foursquare rating: 8.5

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#9. San Francisco Saloon

Address: 11501 W. Pico Blvd.

Foursquare rating: 8.1

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#8. Oil Can Harry's

Address: 11502 Ventura Blvd., Studio City

Foursquare rating: 8.6

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#7. Jumbo's Clown Room

Address: 5153 Hollywood Blvd.

Foursquare rating: 8.6

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#6. Dan Sung Sa (단성사)

Address: 3317 W. Sixth St.

Foursquare rating: 8.9

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#4. Ye Rustic Inn

Address: 1831 Hillhurst Ave.

Foursquare rating: 8.4

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#3. Cozy Inn

Address: 11155 Washington Place

Foursquare rating: 8.4

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#2. Crawfords

Address: 2616 Beverly Blvd.

Foursquare rating: 8.8

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#1. OB Bear

Address: 3002 W. Seventh St.

Foursquare rating: 8.9

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