As Halloween always reminds us, people who go the full nine get mad respect, and guys in afro wigs are idiots. For a bar with a kick-ass costume, check out Stinkers. Stinkers is a full-tilt theme bar aiming to be Silverlake's only "glammed-up 70s truck stop", brought to us by the guy behind Bigfoot Lodge (Los Feliz's only ski cabin) and Little Cave (Highland Park's only little cave). The details are stupefying: mirrored walls lined with 5000+ eBay-collected vintage beer cans (from Bud and Coors to the defunct Clintontime and I'm Off); signed pics of asphalt-friendly celebs (Willie Nelson, Chuck Norris); a reel-to-reel equipped DJ booth; steam-spewing animatronic skunks; and bartenders with handles (Jabberjaw, etc) who'll yell "last call" from a working CB attached to a loudspeaker -- the CB's range extends a mile, so the guy hauling that container of sulfuric acid knows to put the pedal to the metal. Drinkwise, in addition to drafts (Shock Top Hefe/Bare Knuckle Stout/Stinkers Ale...) and cans (Colt 45, Schmidt's, The Beast, Iron City...Champale?), there're 18-wheeled cocktails like the root beer-floatish Large Marge and a Diesel Martini made with Kahlua -- when you've been on the road 14 hours, you need stimulation that can only come from coffee...liqueur. As you're excreting your Champale, you'll notice a few final bathroom touches: a cutout of Burt Reynolds on the door, and a vintage Little Blastascent perfume machine, with scents "inspired by" Aramis, Polo, and Drakkar -- though when it comes to knock-off cologne, guys who go the full nine yards get nothing but mad rashes.
Travel Back in Time to the Year 1999 at This Totally Immersive Decades Bar and Y2K Pop-Up Bar