Short Stop

(213) 482-4942

1455 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions   90026

34.079617 -118.258511

Open Hours

Daily, 5pm - 2am

 
Bars & Pubs, Bars & Clubs, Billiards Bars  more

More Categories: Neighborhood Bars, Taverns

Bar & Club Special Features: 21 & Over, DJ

Bar & Pub Special Features: Dance Floor

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Echo Park, East LA

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Short Stop
Short Stop
Short Stop
Short Stop
Menu
Mozzarella Sticks, Chicken Wings, Chicken Fingers Appetizer, Soup Of The Day, Soup Of The Day With Bread, Large Soup To Go, Chicken Salad, Tuna Fish Salad, Egg Salad, Chicken Salad Platters... more

Reviews for Short Stop

Short Stop
Recommends

One of the best bars on the Eastside. Don't forget Wildlife Wednesdays for 90s hip hop and R&B!

Recommends
4.0

good eastside hang – i hear the westsiders are all making their way back on weekends. sounds about right in the cycle. it went from cop bar to slumming it spot for hipsters back to dive bar and now big weekend DJ stuff again. they lost their dancing licence for awhile. drinks are pretty good and it's dark. great on a weeknight when it's low key.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

I love this place! – I started hanging out at the Short Stop about a year ago and have always had a good time. It's been getting a bit crowded lately though - especially on Friday and Saturday nights. I hope this place isn't going south.

I've alwasy found the bartenders to be very friendly, fast and very easy on the eyes. It can take a while to get drinks when it's packed, but at least they let you know it's going to be a few minutes.

The Jukebox is great.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Crowded on Saturday Nights – There was a pretty long line getting in, probably because my friends and I went on a Saturday night, which is Hip Hop Night. THen it took even longer to order a drink at the bar (the space was really crowded)... There was a whole separate room for the dance floor which was cool. My friends told me it was a pretty "hipster" joint, but I didn't get that vibe (but then again it was Hip Hop Night).

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

FEMALE BARTENDERS CAN'T HANDLE THE VOLUME – I HAVE WORKED THE SPECTRUM OF RESTAURANT/BAR ESTABLISHMENTS AND NEVER SEEN BARTENDERS SO RUDE AND INCAPABLE OF HANDLING VOLUME WITH COMPOSURE AND COURTESY.

HAVING WORKED FOR PLANET HOLLYWOOD, SPAGO, T.G.I.FRIDAYS, HOUSE OF BLUES, ETC.,

THE BARTENDERS AT SHORTSTOP (WHICH IS THE ONLY SOURCE OF RETRIEVING ALCOHOL SERVICE, AS THERE ARE NO COCKTAIL WAITRESSES) ARE RUDE, SLOW, INCOMPETENT AND SIMPLY OVERWHELMED.

I PERSONALLY AM SICK AND TIRED OF THIS RIDICULOUS CONCEPT THAT FEMALE BARTENDERS BRING IN MORE BUSINESS, IT'S COMPLETELY ABSURD.

THESE GIRLS AT SHORTSTOP ARE TIMID, EMOTIONAL AND RUDE, WHICH TURNS MEN OFF...

GUESS WHAT?!!!!

WHEN THE MEN LEAVE,

THE REVENUE LEAVES.

THEN YOU ARE LEFT WITH LESBIAN BARTENDERS, AND NO INCOME OR PROFIT.

I BEG THE OWNERS OF THIS POTENTIALLY GREAT PLACE TO GET RID OF THE BITCHY, OVERWEIGHT, ANGRY FEMALE BARTENDERS THERE AND GET A REAL CREW.

TRUST THAT THE PRICES ARE RIGHT, THE ATMOSPHERE IS GREAT, THE MUSIC ROCKS, BUT THE SERVICE IS BAD!!!!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

A fun place to be – The crowd is very diverse and people don't seem as into themselves as other places like hollywood or silverlake. The music is really good.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

You live to wait for drinks! You love long lines at the door! Feels like loud Madonna time! Again! – This was the first bar I found when I moved to LA. See the picture of the bar, there at the top? That's how it used to be. I never thought that a bar could go sour so quickly but that seems to be what happened - no longer a great place to drink and enjoy being around people, it's now more like a giant bus full to busting with jerks and OC fodder. They should change the photo to show the back of a person's head, because that's all you'll ever see when you're in this place. Or a bartender ignoring you. Or a late-to-the-scene hipster gent in a camp t-shirt, shouting into a cellphone. Just no women, want to keep it as realistic as possible.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Too crowded, rude service. – I've been going to the Short Stop for a while now. I live up the street. Its no longer a place I want to go back to. Its way too crowded, the crowd itself has become lame, and the bartenders are consistently rude, even to regulars.

What can I say, its time came and went and I really wish the crowd would go back to the alley in Hollywood where they came from.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Really bad customer service. – this bar has the lamest service ever. Not only does it take the whole night to get a drink. It is a common practice and it seems to be incouraged by the management for the bartenders to call out and publically humilate people who do not tip them enough. Honestly if your a wack bartender dont expect a good tip. I work hard everyday to be able to go out and spend a rediculous amount of money on drinks and consider myself to be a really good tiper. But if the service is wack and on top of that people try to call you out when you complain about it the overall place is lame. This bar is on its study decline. Chop it up to horrible customer service.....Dont go here. Trust me

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

nothing good lasts – this bar USED to be cool back before you had to wait 30 minutes outside in line or pay the door guy $20 to get in. or when you could actually get a drink without fighting through a dense crowd and then waiting 15 minutes at the bar. basically, it's still the same rad place with rad music and atmosphere it's just TOO CROWDED. there goes my favorite neighborhood bar.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

A cop bar becomes a haven for the hip--and everyone else. Will wonders never cease? – Before it became the neighborhood hot spot, bartenders were serving up spirits to off-duty cops at this local haunt. After the Rampart scandal hit, a new group of investors took over, including former Afghan Whigs singer Greg Dulli, and the cop crowd thinned out. Some of the original decor is still intact, including gun lockers and police rings, but now there's a DJ on some nights and a much younger crowd. It's spacious and comfortable, with three separate rooms. Step up to shoot some pool or step down to the dance floor. Just be prepared to elbow your way through the crowd to get a drink at the bar. Silver Lake, Los Feliz and Echo Park hipsters passing themselves off as regular folks, along with a steady invasion of Westsiders trying to pass themselves off as Eastsiders.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great weekly spot. – I've been coming to the Short Stop every friday night for a while now and it's my favorite place in this hood. There is a kickass DJ there on Fridays...one of the best I've ever danced too...and I spend the whole night shakin it to great random music and old favorites. The line may be long to get drinks...but who cares when they are 5 bucks! There is always fun, interesting people here and it's always a great time.

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