The Bar

★★★★★
Modern makeover gives this longtime dingy dive bar a new lease on (night) life.
  • 5851 Sunset Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Cross street: Bronson Avenue

    Map & Directions
  • 323-468-9154

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I always come here when I get bored of just staying in at home. Great music and love the atmosphere.. Great way to get a little stress out of your life form a hard work week.. drinks are flowing and people here are awesome. Good spot to go

3
★★★★★

I always come here when I get bored of just staying in at home. Great music and love the atmosphere.. Great way to get a little stress out of your life form a hard work week.. drinks are flowing and people here are awesome. Good spot to go

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Was it a mixed cocktail with absinthe or just absinthe straight up?? It's hard to find places that serve that alcohol!

3
★★★★★

Was it a mixed cocktail with absinthe or just absinthe straight up?? It's hard to find places that serve that alcohol!

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They Had a really good Absinthe Drink! OMG!

3
★★★★★

They Had a really good Absinthe Drink! OMG!

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have you seen the aftermath from the sundance, absinthe is the new patron! definitely going to smash all the hype and take over in all the music videos...... watch!

3
★★★★★

have you seen the aftermath from the sundance, absinthe is the new patron! definitely going to smash all the hype and take over in all the music videos...... watch!

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THIS BAR IS AWESOME. ANYBODY WHO SAYS THAT WE ARE A BUNCH OF SNOBS.\r
WELL...THEY CAN KISS IT .... JASON IS AWESOME AS WELL. THERE'S ALLWAYS THIS YOUNG BLACK GUY THERE TO GREET YOU. ALSO,THERE IS CHICK WHO JUST OOZES WITH APPEAL.\r
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3
★★★★★

THIS BAR IS AWESOME. ANYBODY WHO SAYS THAT WE ARE A BUNCH OF SNOBS.\r
WELL...THEY CAN KISS IT .... JASON IS AWESOME AS WELL. THERE'S ALLWAYS THIS YOUNG BLACK GUY THERE TO GREET YOU. ALSO,THERE IS CHICK WHO JUST OOZES WITH APPEAL.\r
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This place is alright. Nothing special really. The door guy is kinda rude and there are some snobby people who think they are all that and more. To the person below: if you're talking about the Amber I'm thinking of I have seen her too.

3
★★★★★

This place is alright. Nothing special really. The door guy is kinda rude and there are some snobby people who think they are all that and more. To the person below: if you're talking about the Amber I'm thinking of I have seen her too.

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HaHa Amber's my Roommate! Whatta Small World.. see what this lil bar does for the world people! We'll be there tonight.. Wednesdays are poppin =) Wow im trippin...and we just moved to LA..

3
★★★★★

HaHa Amber's my Roommate! Whatta Small World.. see what this lil bar does for the world people! We'll be there tonight.. Wednesdays are poppin =) Wow im trippin...and we just moved to LA..

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This is a bar you must go to at least once. Beautiful atmosphere along with a lot of beautiful people as well. It seems like most people there are a "somebody" - they don't seem to let just anyone in for some reason. I definitely plan on

3
★★★★★

This is a bar you must go to at least once. Beautiful atmosphere along with a lot of beautiful people as well. It seems like most people there are a "somebody" - they don't seem to let just anyone in for some reason. I definitely plan on

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I finally got the chance to check this place out with a friend a few times and it was pretty cool. Unique....\r
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A different environment and definitely a wide variety of people. \r
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If you go here throughout the week you will more than

3
★★★★★

I finally got the chance to check this place out with a friend a few times and it was pretty cool. Unique....\r
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A different environment and definitely a wide variety of people. \r
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If you go here throughout the week you will more than

Pros: Hot girls, unique people

Cons: Crowded

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I used to really like this place but I have quit going recently because of the types of people and the typical Hollywood "hype" that surrounds it. There are some real snobs there and yes that includes the "famous" people. Last time I was

3
★★★★★

I used to really like this place but I have quit going recently because of the types of people and the typical Hollywood "hype" that surrounds it. There are some real snobs there and yes that includes the "famous" people. Last time I was

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I went in there Thursday night with a friend to talk over martinis. The doorman was very friendly, we sat down in a nearly empty bar. There was one other small group on the other end of the room. It is a dimly lit dive bar with the glass

3
★★★★★

I went in there Thursday night with a friend to talk over martinis. The doorman was very friendly, we sat down in a nearly empty bar. There was one other small group on the other end of the room. It is a dimly lit dive bar with the glass

Pros: Martinis, Service, Dive Bar Feeling

Cons: Music and Audibility

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Used to go to the bar often to listen to great 80's music and be around a good crowd. But being robbed at gun point right outside the bar made me never return. It is not in a good area.

3
★★★★★

Used to go to the bar often to listen to great 80's music and be around a good crowd. But being robbed at gun point right outside the bar made me never return. It is not in a good area.

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A bit far from the center of the nightlife activities but a cool place for a romantic evening. You might meet someone... you'll never know...

3
★★★★★

A bit far from the center of the nightlife activities but a cool place for a romantic evening. You might meet someone... you'll never know...

Pros: Lots of parking places available.

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I've been hopping among all the recommended "it" bars and so far, this one has left the best impression. The drink prices aren't *that* bad and the outdoor smoking alley is tight. The doorman is totally sweet.

3
★★★★★

I've been hopping among all the recommended "it" bars and so far, this one has left the best impression. The drink prices aren't *that* bad and the outdoor smoking alley is tight. The doorman is totally sweet.

Pros: Atmosphere, Doorman

Cons: The Crowd

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Everyone was raving about this neighborhood bar, so I decided to check it out. Went on a week night and was very disappointed. The drinks were expensive for what should be just a little dive bar in East Hollywood. The staff was pretty

3
★★★★★

Everyone was raving about this neighborhood bar, so I decided to check it out. Went on a week night and was very disappointed. The drinks were expensive for what should be just a little dive bar in East Hollywood. The staff was pretty

Cons: crowded, expensive, poor service

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this is a great spot. overall, i think its one of the best bars in LA. the decor is spot on.
our drinks were stiff, super easy to just walk in and meet friends. perfect size and the music is great. not trendy, good mix of funky

3
★★★★★

this is a great spot. overall, i think its one of the best bars in LA. the decor is spot on.
our drinks were stiff, super easy to just walk in and meet friends. perfect size and the music is great. not trendy, good mix of funky

Pros: stiff drinks, fast service, fun!

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this is a little gem of a bar....the bartenders pour great drinks and the place it totally cool. moved here from NY and so happy to find a real bar without a velvet rope. the drinks are great the vibe is perfect. kudos to the owners,

3
★★★★★

this is a little gem of a bar....the bartenders pour great drinks and the place it totally cool. moved here from NY and so happy to find a real bar without a velvet rope. the drinks are great the vibe is perfect. kudos to the owners,

Pros: atmosphere is A+

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I liked the place. It's too bad it was WAY TOO crowded to appreciate the looks of the place. No cover. I have to say, lots of beautiful women, it's trendy, music is great (most of the time it was the '80's!) Parking is not too bad $5 right

3
★★★★★

I liked the place. It's too bad it was WAY TOO crowded to appreciate the looks of the place. No cover. I have to say, lots of beautiful women, it's trendy, music is great (most of the time it was the '80's!) Parking is not too bad $5 right

Pros: pretty people, drinks well served

Cons: $$$, too crowded

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After being charged $75 for 5 drinks... yeah, that's what I said... I decided this place was just another LA bar claiming to be neighborhood but striving to be trendy. Oh, and here's a hint: ladies, beware of one of the two owners - he

3
★★★★★

After being charged $75 for 5 drinks... yeah, that's what I said... I decided this place was just another LA bar claiming to be neighborhood but striving to be trendy. Oh, and here's a hint: ladies, beware of one of the two owners - he

Pros: No one knows

Cons: Expensive

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i really like this place on off nights, when it's more loungey. if you're into loud singles scenes than go on the weekends. otherwise, stop by midweek when things are more mellow and you can just enjoy a good cocktail at the bar or in one

3
★★★★★

i really like this place on off nights, when it's more loungey. if you're into loud singles scenes than go on the weekends. otherwise, stop by midweek when things are more mellow and you can just enjoy a good cocktail at the bar or in one

Pros: lighting, good drinks, small patio

Cons: weekend crowds, can get loud

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A friend and I went to this place thinking, hoping for a dive bar. It was nice until all the hipsters got there. It was quite annoying. So my quest continues to find a genuine dive bar.

3
★★★★★

A friend and I went to this place thinking, hoping for a dive bar. It was nice until all the hipsters got there. It was quite annoying. So my quest continues to find a genuine dive bar.

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I moved here from New York a year ago and finally I have found a spot that reminds me of home. Every time I go to "The Bar" whether it be with a date or some friends, we always have a great time. Unpretentious and casual but with
an

3
★★★★★

I moved here from New York a year ago and finally I have found a spot that reminds me of home. Every time I go to "The Bar" whether it be with a date or some friends, we always have a great time. Unpretentious and casual but with
an

Pros: service, comfortable, music

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Nice bar to take a date to before or after dinner. Good looking crowd and cool vibe.

3
★★★★★

Nice bar to take a date to before or after dinner. Good looking crowd and cool vibe.

Pros: cool vibe, cool people, No Cover Charge

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Over priced drinks, cocky bartenders and a "hipper then thou" crowd. What used to be a great local dive is now a typical "West of La Brea" hangout. Bukowski is rolling in his grave.

3
★★★★★

Over priced drinks, cocky bartenders and a "hipper then thou" crowd. What used to be a great local dive is now a typical "West of La Brea" hangout. Bukowski is rolling in his grave.

Pros: expensive

Cons: , unfriendly

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Around town, slick lounges are fast replacing dives as the places to get stiff drinks, rock out or simply kick it. This geographically apt named venue used to be Raji's--an establishment straight out of a Bukowski…

 

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