Eternal search for the perfect L.A. bar

June 29, 2007 at 11:59 am 6 comments

The perfect bar.

I pull up to parking lot and find a few Vespas outside. I walk inside, and the place is appropriately dark with lots of seating. In the corner, there is a jukebox with lots and lots of CDs in it, but no copy of Bob Marley Legend. The jukebox has “Under the Bushes, Under the Stars,” “Damned Damned Damned,” and “Murmur.” There are TV’s above the bar, but they aren’t playing sports, they are playing old weird horror movies.

I go up to the bar and they have the three devil brews: High Life, Old Rasputin, and Newcastle. And they are reasonably priced. And the bartender says “honey” and “sugar” after every thing.

In the other corner, next to the pool table and quarter machine, are Captain Fantastic and Black Knight pinball tables. They also have a cocktail version of Galaga and Scrambler. As it turns into evening, the bar gets a little more packed, but it never is jammed full, and there aren’t any hipsters or frat kids. Just a mix of people enjoying the social aspects of the most perfect bar in Los Angeles. Someone puts on “Fan Club.”


“Pass the word: the chicks are back, the chicks are back, yeah, the chicks are back!”


Entry filed under: Aww crap!, drinking, General Blabbing, Guided By Voices, Music, Road Trips.

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  • 1. charley  |  June 29, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    Sounds like your house.

  • 2. Robert  |  June 29, 2007 at 1:33 pm


  • 3. jim  |  June 29, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    Now all you need is a PS2, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, a red vinyl couch, and a fire extinguisher and you have my perfect bar.

  • 4. Robert  |  June 29, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    Well, I’ve got the red vinyl couch back. And A fire extinguisher is easy as pie to get. As far as the PS2 and GTA… impossible!

  • 5. Kiala  |  July 2, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    You just described the Old Wimpy’s.

  • 6. Robert  |  July 2, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    See you there!

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