el cid bar silver lake los angeles

El Cid

Built in 1905, El Cid was originally a movie theater before eventually becoming a prison-themed restaurant called The Jail Café, wherein the servers wore black and white striped prison uniforms.…


HMS Bounty

Situated on the ground floor of the historic Gaylord Hotel, the HMS Bounty has changed both hands and names over the years, but its cozy, kitschy interior and charming nautical…

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Tonga Hut

You can’t talk about the LA bar scene without talking about tiki, and you can’t talk about tiki without talking about the Tonga Hut, which remains the oldest LA tiki…

The Plough and Stars Boston Irish pub

The Plough and Stars

Tucked along the stretch between Harvard and Central Squares, The Plough and Stars—named after the 1926 play by Irish playwright Sean O’Casey—aptly offers a rich literary history. The bar opened…


Pat O’Brien’s

Most of the Hurricane’s origin stories point to Pat O’Brien’s in the 1940s, an while there's some evidence to refute the claim, it's still the drink's spiritual home, for better or…

Rainbo Club Chicago late night

Rainbo Club

During the week, the Rainbo effortlessly defends its reputation as a timeless, maroon-vinyl-boothed tribute to 1980s post-punk cooldom, luring generations of hipsters who know a legit dive when they smell…