The Golden Gopher (ca 1905) This downtown classic is billed at the “first dive bar in Los Angeles” and to be honest, they’re probably right. The Golden Gopher reflects the pre-prohibition era with grace, but much of that is due to its complete renovation in 2004.
Jul 26, 2019 · From Downtown Los Angeles bars to bars in Hollywood and beyond, these places will let you step back in timefor the night—or at least until you’ve finished a cocktail or three. The oldest bars ...
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- Musso & Frank Grill. Restaurants Steakhouse Hollywood. Open since 1919, the Musso & Frank Grill is Hollywood's oldest restaurant, a steak-and-cocktails joint formerly favored by innumerable celebrities, beginning with silent movie stars like Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Rudolph Valentino, as well as Greta Garbo, Gary Cooper, Elizabeth Taylor, on-and-offscreen lovebirds Humphry Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio.
- Frolic Room. Bars Dive bars Hollywood. In business since 1934 and with one of the finest neon signs in all of L.A., the Frolic Room remains what it's always been: a straightforward, friendly little room in which to get loaded with others of a similar mindset, a neighborhood hangout in an area without many of those, and a bar not for dilettantes but drinkers.
- The Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Restaurants American Beverly Hills. Even if you're not a Hollywood VIP trying to score a deal over your eggs Benedict, you'll probably find your Sunday brunch at the Polo Lounge pretty glamorous anyway.
- Tom Bergin's. Bars Pubs Central LA. Open since 1936, Tom Bergin's Public House has been gracing us with their exceptional Irish coffee and all around excellence for nearly 80 years, serving as a gathering place for the neighborhood—even back when stars like Bing Crosby and Cary Grant would frequent the bar.
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- Cole's. There’s a fight in Los Angeles over who created the French Dip sandwich. The first contender is Cole’s, whose sign on the door says they’re the originator of the salty, juicy, melt-in-your-mouth meats.
- Phillipe's. Also opened in 1908, Phillipe’s is the second restaurant to claim ownership of the French Dip. Owner Philippe Mathieu claims that the sandwich was invented in 1918 when he accidentally dropped the roll into a vat of hot jus and the customer said he didn’t care.
- The Musso & Frank Grill. This classic steakhouse opened in 1919 by Frank Toulet, Joseph Musso, and French chef Jean Rue. The eatery quickly became a hot spot for A-list guests like Charlie Chaplin, Gary Cooper, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and even F. Scott Fitzgerald who allegedly proofread his novels in the booths.
- Taylor’s Steak House. Another classic steak joint, Taylor’s was opened in 1953 by Tex and Margie Taylor. This Koreatown joint is as old school as it gets with giant cuts of beef against brooding, dark light and deep leather booths.
Mar 03, 2020 · Elevate Lounge (Downtown) Elevate Lounge is Where You Go to Let Loose While Enjoying a Crazy View. Located 21 floors up in a high-rise building in the middle of Downtown Los Angeles, Elevate Lounge offers a bar, dance club, and corporate event space for its clients.
Dec 17, 2014 · Los Angeles In a town where "old" is usually used to describe a bar that opened last month, bars that have been around longer than, say, 77 years are kinda sorta rare. But sure enough, there are ...
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- The Association. Photo is only for illustrative purposes. The classy and luxurious bar is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The cocktail lounge is hugely inspired by ‘Mad Men’.
- Exchange LA. Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing. This hip hop bar is located in the building of the former stock exchange of downtown Los Angeles, close to the famous LA Convention Center and Staples Center.
- The Continental Club. Photo is only for illustrative purposes. This charming club can be accessed through a back door, where you have to get down several stairs to reach the pub.
- Crocker Club. This nightclub is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, in the Gallery Row district. The building is called Spring Arts Tower, which used to be known as Crocker Citizens National Bank building.
Apr 09, 2014 · Wilfandel, founded in 1945, is the oldest black women's club in Los Angeles, and was once a "hub of high society" known for its high-class parties and equally high-class guest lists. It's housed ...
- Das Bunker. 9.0. 4067 W Pico Blvd (btw Arlington & Crenshaw), Los Angeles, CA. Nightclub · 21 tips and reviews. Erika Benites: The good: great place to see amazing bands, decent price to get in and pretty large (3 rooms).
- The Highlight Room. 8.6. 6417 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA. Nightclub · Central Hollywood · 5 tips and reviews. Yi Chiang: Amazing rooftop spot in central Hollywood!
- The Peppermint Club. 8.8. 8713 Beverly Blvd West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA. Nightclub · 3 tips and reviews. Neel Gupta: Legendary jazz club right in West Hollywood - great ambiance, good artists come often check their site and buy tickets online.
- Cicada Club. 8.4. 617 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA. Nightclub · Financial District · 17 tips and reviews. Mike: Was a great prix fixe for DineLA. Classic space, great drinks and attentive staff.