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A dive bar named after an alcoholic poet? Yeah, Barkowski is as weird and wonderful as you think it is.
Jimmy's Famous American Tavern
Jimmy’s is a sports bar mini-chain with locations in Santa Monica and Woodland Hills.
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Upper West might be in the Westside no man’s land, but this casual spot is definitely worth your time.
Madera Kitchen in Hollywood has the makings of a neighborhood go-to, but the food is disappointing.
R Bar is a prohibition-style speakeasy in Koreatown that requires a password to enter, but can be a bit more laidback than similar bars in the area.
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FIG is an all-around solid restaurant but that Happy Hour of theirs is the best on the Westside.
SUGARFISH | Santa Monica
Expect the usual at Sugarfish in Marina del Rey - the best affordable sushi in Los Angeles.
The Nickel Mine
The Nickel Mine in Santa Monica became the go-to sports bar in the neighborhood the minute it opened.
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