If you find yourself in the City of Angels, you’ll no doubt run into a long line if you hit up the city’s most popular bars on the weekend. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Take advice from 14 locals, and visit these under-the-radar watering holes instead. Not only will you have a more authentic L.A. experience, but you won’t have to wait 30 minutes for a drink.
“As someone who grew up on the Westside, I always love The Daily Pint in Santa Monica. It’s L.A.’s version of a neighborhood English pub and has always been a weird mix of Westside locals, 6 a.m. career drinkers and young professionals. It was always the place where I would end up meeting buddies when I came home from college, and I’m pretty sure it’s the bar where I learned to love the taste of Guinness. You still have to line up your quarters to reserve the pool table and shuffleboard.” — Dimitri Komarov, 1933 Group