1532 Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002734.098653 -118.309235
Neighborhoods: Hollywood, Central LA
Because sometimes you just want to drink. – In Short
You'll feel like you just stepped into your neighborhood bar ... unless your neighborhood is West Hollywood. It should be empty enough for you to grab a seat at a table or on one of the mismatched couches. But first, pick a song on the jukebox, which has everything from Salt N Pepa to Johnny Cash. There's also a pool table and an electronic dartboard.
expensive dive bar – this place is a typical, great dive bar... until you get the bill. With such overblown hollywood prices ($8 for a vodka), there's no excuse for it to be so grungy, and you can't help but feel that you should have gone somewhere else. If you're paying so much then you might as well be sitting on clean furniture. They should either lower the prices and keep it a dive bar, or redecorate and keep the prices high.
$10 for a 3oz martini at a dive bar? – we picked this place b/c we wanted to escape cheesy Hollywood bars with $12 martinis. we were shell shocked when the woman running the place told us our tab for one round. then she said it's usually $12 each. and the pour was small for an already small bucket.
there were only 4 other people inside.
the jukebox is good and couches comfy, but someone played all Tom Waits so we sat through 6 songs and left. it would be a good place if the drinks were $7 or less and made bigger.
Great dive bar vibe, but the drinks can be weak – The White Horse, a champion among dives, is a fun, low-key, homey mom and pop-style establishment. The woman who runs it is Russian or otherwise Eastern European and is adorable as she runs around the tables making everyone at home. Free peanuts and popcorn are de rigeur, and if you're lucky, she'll make you a hot dog too. I once had the weakest kamikaze ever here (not made by the owner) but a friend assures me that the matron herself makes the mixes them plenty strong. Just watch while they pour, and if in doubt, order a beer.
ahh, the white horse – this is the kind of bar that you can call home. great service...like a mother would give. good seating/couches/etc often...free food.
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