Est. 1969 | Venice
Jim Morrison’s old haunt, featuring one of LA’s best burgers
No day spent at Hinano Cafe is a wasted one, and though it’s probably most famous for Jim Morrison’s self-carved initials, it’s solidified itself as one of LA’s best dives thanks to a consistent crowd of less-than-sober singles and a sesame seed-bunned burger that just won’t quit. Get their on the early side and take advantage of the pool tables and the jukebox.
Est. ~1980 | Los Feliz
Dark, strip mall spot with darts and karaoke
Sure, there are a lot of dark, dimly lit dive bars, but the Drawing Room is on another level. The Los Feliz strip mall joint, is so dimly lit it makes playing darts an issue… or maybe that's just the booze. Either way, good luck finding your way around without bumping into something. Oh, and early risers rejoice -- the place opens up bright and early at 6am.
Est. ~1947 | Culver City
Culver City icon famous for live music
Wanna go to a dive that has live music, but don't want to bring earplugs? This Culver City spot has free bands nearly every night, most of whom fall into the gypsy jazz/swing/country/country-swing-gypsy-jazz realm, rather than the I-STILL-CAN'T-HEAR-ANYTHING-THE-NEXT-DAY realm.
Est. ~1984 | Culver City
Divey hang with shuffleboard, pool, and darts
Though their bounty of bar games may be the reason you show up to Cozy Inn, you’ll find plenty more reasons to stay. Be it the constant holiday specials, large selection of bar games, jukebox, or good-hearted staff, Cozy Inn is a knockout Culver City dive that shouldn’t be ignored.