Barney’s Beanery is one of my favorite bars in LA. Most of my friends don’t think it’s cool to go there, but Barney’s is so uncool it’s cool in my book. Sure you gotta deal with the occasional sports game, annoying sports fans and karaoke night is a total buzzkill, but where else can you go in Hollywood and hear Led Zeppelin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Soundgarden, The Beatles, Nirvana, The Pixies, The Who and The Doors on the jukebox while drinking a pitcher of beer for $13? Nowhere that I know of… if such a place does exist, lemme know and I’m there. Plus back in the day, when it actually was cool, The Doors, The Stooges (Funhouse was recorded across the street in the building that’s now Rite Aid), John Lennon and tons of other rockers used to party there. Izzy Stradlin of Guns N’ Roses even got kicked out for pissing on the bar. It really doesn’t get any better than that now does it? As for the food, it ain’t bad but it kind of all tastes the same. But then again, if you’re drinking properly, you won’t really notice. Oh and the waitresses are mint! YEAH!
( 8447 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90069 Tel: 323.654.2287)
P.S. I figured by now people would have commented and filled me in on other places in Hollywood with pitchers of beer. Is this really the only place around with this important item for sale? Say it ain’t so!