The Los Angeles metropolitan area is often seen as a place full of trendy bars chock-full of celebrities. However, some of the best places are located away from the glamour of Hollywood. If you are looking for a dive bar and you are in Los Angeles…look no further than this list for the best dive bars in the Los Angeles metropolitan area!
The Foxfire Room
Located just of the 101 Freeway is one of the last bars to have resisted going Hollywood…The Foxfire Room. The Foxfire Room offers plenty of ice-cold beer and decently-priced cocktails. Like all great dive bars, the Foxfire Room features a low-key atmosphere and a karaoke night for singers of all skill levels. What are you waiting for? Head on over to the San Fernando Valley to check this bar out! It is open from 6am to 2am. Call 818-766-1344 for information about prices and anything else you would like to know.
Location: 12516 Magnolia Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA
Chimneysweep is not your traditional dive bar! This bar opened in 1962 and features a nice homey style. Just off the beaten path of Ventura Boulevard, this bar features drawings of English fellows. The Chimneysweep is a small bar but there are some nice rooms off to the side such as the pool game room, which also features video games and darts. For more information about prices/other information just call (818) 783-3348.
Location: 4354 Woodman Ave. Sherman Oaks, CA
Up Th’ Hill
Up Th’ Hill is located in La Crescenta, a suburb of Pasadena. The weekends are always busy in this dive bar as it features $3 Bud Light drafts and $4 well drinks. There is plenty of parking available and there is always a pool table available as well! The regular visitors to the bar are always friendly and always ready to tell you a story!
Location: 2856 Foothill Boulevard, La Crescenta, CA 91214
This dive bar features one of the best specials in the Los Angeles metropolitan area: $4 for a pint of Pabst Blue Ribbon and a tequila shot. Locals come to this bar to enjoy a low-key atmosphere and to play pool. I suggest ordering a taco (Carne Asada maybe?) and checking out the Gold Room! This bar also features a free taco with every drink order. If you love alcohol and tacos then this is the bar for you!
Location: 1558 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA