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  • Best dive bars in Los Angeles
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    Best dive bars in Los Angeles

    Dive bars can be polarizing: Either you love their particular brand of cheap, grimy fun or hate it. While the flickering neon signs, $2 shots, and off-key karaoke strike some patrons as endearing, the allure is totally lost on others.

    If grizzled patrons, faded pool tables, and tallboys of beer are your thing, you’re going to want to check out this list. Stacker used data from Foursquare to rank the 30 top dive bars in Los Angeles, Calif. Foursquare’s algorithm takes check-ins, rating signals, category matches, tips, and photo trends into account to come up with the best hole-in-the-wall pubs. Click through the list to see the best dives Los Angeles has to offer—and find out whether your favorite gin mill made the list.

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  • #30. Five Star Bar
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    #30. Five Star Bar

    Address: 267 S. Main St.

    Foursquare rating: 7.4

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  • #29. The Dime
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    #29. The Dime

    Address: 442 N. Fairfax Ave.

    Foursquare rating: 7.3

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  • #28. Mom's
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    #28. Mom's

    Address: 12238 Santa Monica Blvd.

    Foursquare rating: 7.6

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  • #27. Frank 'n Hank
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    #27. Frank 'n Hank

    Address: 518 S. Western Ave.

    Foursquare rating: 7.5

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  • #26. King Eddy Saloon
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    #26. King Eddy Saloon

    Address: 131 E. Fifth St.

    Foursquare rating: 7.7

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  • #25. Wendell
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    #25. Wendell

    Address: 656 S. Main St.

    Foursquare rating: 7.7

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  • #24. Mo's Place
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    #24. Mo's Place

    Address: 203 Culver Blvd.

    Foursquare rating: 7.5

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  • #23. Harbor Room
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    #23. Harbor Room

    Address: 195 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey

    Foursquare rating: 7.5

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  • #22. Johnny's Bar
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    #22. Johnny's Bar

    Address: 5006 York Blvd.

    Foursquare rating: 7.6

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  • #21. Mother Lode
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    #21. Mother Lode

    Address: 8944 Santa Monica Blvd.

    Foursquare rating: 7.9

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  • #20. E.B.'s Beer and Wine
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    #20. E.B.'s Beer and Wine

    Address: 6333 W. Third St.

    Foursquare rating: 7.9

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  • #19. CIA–The California Institute of Abnormal Arts
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    #19. CIA–The California Institute of Abnormal Arts

    Address: 11334 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood

    Foursquare rating: 7.8

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  • #18. Joxer Daly's
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    #18. Joxer Daly's

    Address: 11168 Washington Blvd.

    Foursquare rating: 7.8

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  • #17. Frolic Room
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    #17. Frolic Room

    Address: 6245 Hollywood Blvd.

    Foursquare rating: 7.7

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  • #16. Foxfire Room
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    #16. Foxfire Room

    Address: 12516 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood

    Foursquare rating: 8.0

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  • #15. Kibitz Room
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    #15. Kibitz Room

    Address: 410 N. Fairfax Ave.

    Foursquare rating: 7.9

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  • #14. Townhouse
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    #14. Townhouse

    Address: 52 Windward Ave., Venice

    Foursquare rating: 7.9

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  • #13. Prince O' Whales
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    #13. Prince O' Whales

    Address: 335 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey

    Foursquare rating: 7.8

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  • #12. The Bayou–WeHo
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    #12. The Bayou–WeHo

    Address: 8939 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood

    Foursquare rating: 7.9

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  • #11. The Short Stop
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    #11. The Short Stop

    Address: 1455 W. Sunset Blvd.

    Foursquare rating: 8.2

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  • #10. La Cita Bar
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    #10. La Cita Bar

    Address: 336 S. Hill St.

    Foursquare rating: 8.5

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  • #9. San Francisco Saloon
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    #9. San Francisco Saloon

    Address: 11501 W. Pico Blvd.

    Foursquare rating: 8.1

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  • #8. Oil Can Harry's
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    #8. Oil Can Harry's

    Address: 11502 Ventura Blvd., Studio City

    Foursquare rating: 8.6

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  • #7. Jumbo's Clown Room
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    #7. Jumbo's Clown Room

    Address: 5153 Hollywood Blvd.

    Foursquare rating: 8.6

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  • #6. Dan Sung Sa (단성사)
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    #6. Dan Sung Sa (단성사)

    Address: 3317 W. Sixth St.

    Foursquare rating: 8.9

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  • #4. Ye Rustic Inn
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    #4. Ye Rustic Inn

    Address: 1831 Hillhurst Ave.

    Foursquare rating: 8.4

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  • #3. Cozy Inn
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    #3. Cozy Inn

    Address: 11155 Washington Place

    Foursquare rating: 8.4

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  • #2. Crawfords
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    #2. Crawfords

    Address: 2616 Beverly Blvd.

    Foursquare rating: 8.8

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  • #1. OB Bear
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    #1. OB Bear

    Address: 3002 W. Seventh St.

    Foursquare rating: 8.9

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