Originally Posted by Baron
I'd skip Mountain Bar and go to Hop Louie which, like Redwood, is an authentic L.A. dive. Though nothing in today's LA is as divey as 80's Hollywood. I once saw a guy smoking crack in the corner of the Frolic Room (circa 1987) and then immediately assault someone that looked at him funny.
Never been to Hop Louie. I think Bradford should see Hollywood at its finest ala Jumbo's. Nothing but class. Off topic, but have you been to Wood and Vine yet, Baron? A friend took me last month and I was rather surprised. The bar is rather nice and has a pretty patio in the back. The crowd is typical of that area, though, and the menu is trendy but still worth checking out if in the area. Had the chicken and waffles and the salted butterscotch for dessert; both were good if overpriced. Cocktails were good, too. I typically avoid places like that since the majority lack any substance or character but this was a nice surprise that side of Hollywood.