Dive Bars in Hacienda Heights

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Bowlers on a quest for either recreation or league glory can soak up the retro vibe at La Habra 300 Bowl until at least 11 p.m. every night. On Friday and Saturday, cosmic effects add a festive glow to nocturnal bowling (extra fee), evoking the excitement of outer space without the danger posed by reckless spaceship drivers. The center also offers party packages that furnish groups with lane space and shoes but require partygoers to bring their own cakes.

370 E Whittier Blvd
La Habra,
CA
US

Much like the highway that inspired its name, Route 66 Roadhouse & Tavern is steeped in old-school tradition. The cozy neighborhood bar stays open until 2 a.m. seven nights a week, inviting patrons to set aside the stresses of work and everyday life by enjoying a cold beer in an unpretentious setting. To accompany its brews and cocktails, the tavern features a menu of classic American comfort foods that includes roast beef sandwiches, house-made potato chips, and a signature half-pound Roadhouse burger laden with cheese, bacon, and mushrooms.

Pool tables, dartboards, and glowing televisions keep guests occupied while they enjoy their food and drinks, although Route 66 Roadhouse & Tavern’s live music draws the crowds as well. The bar hosts everything from classic rock groups to punk bands throughout the week, and DJs also energize the atmosphere with their spirited sets. Additionally, open blues jam sessions are held every Thursday and karaoke nights allow patrons to take the mic and perform their favorite chart-topping hit or presidential concession speech.

1846 Huntington Dr
Duarte,
CA
US

Named after its spot in the shadow of the Santa Anita Racetrack, One Hundred to One evens the odds with a no-frills selection of beers and spirits. Float toward camaraderie-laden coves borne on the sudsy currents of Budweiser, Amber Bock, or Shock Top draught pitchers (starting at $7.50). Or listen for the sound of ocean waves and subliminal messages from Sting by putting your mouth and ear to international bottles ($4.25), including Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, and Dos Equis. Parched partiers can also place their fermented fate in the hands of one of One Hundred to One's merrymaking mixologists, sating thirsts with cocktails constructed of blithe spirits including Belvedere ($6.75), Crown Royal ($5.75), and Bombay Sapphire ($5.75).

100 W Huntington Dr
Arcadia,
CA
US

The Burgundy Room on Los Angeles’ Cahuenga Boulevard is a small, comfortable dive bar amidst the relative street hustle of tourist-heavy Hollywood. The name, so it seems, comes from the heavily-colored deep red bar stools, candles and lighting that accents the interior, and would give the impression that this is laid-back, jazzy bar, but far from it. The Burgundy Room rocks a host of live deejays that spin mostly metal, hip hop, punk and rock inside the dim, tiny space. Crowds can form quickly as lines for the bar get deep, and the long bathroom line can make for even more excruciating waits. The limited floor space also means dancing isn’t likely to take place; locals instead opt to drink and chat with friends over the din of the nearby tunes.

1621 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Little Joy Cocktails in Los Angeles, CA offers big fun. The bar, with its industrialized vibe, has it all – DJ's kickin’ hot tunes, drink specials, comedians and other performing acts. In short, it's got everything you'd expect in an L.A. bar and more. Do you have a party planned for 40 people or less? They've got private space for rent that includes leather benches, a sound system, projector and stage. There's even a private entrance if you want your guests to experience that exclusive, 'velvet rope' treatment. For film makers seeking shooting locations, the bar can also be transformed into any era you might need. So whether you just want to relax with friends or film the next blockbuster, Little Joy Cocktails is the place to be in L.A.

1477 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Your senses are guaranteed to get put under arrest by the wonderfully whimsical pub that is Scotland Yard in LA. This place has everything going for it- amazing music, reasonably priced and well-prepared alcoholic drinks, and even live performances by local band talent. The ambient atmosphere here is a fusion of favorite 90's tracks meets convivial Irish pub. They welcome patrons bringing in liquor from the store that's a stone’s throw away, as long as you order something at Scotland Yard. Some of the best drinks here include their frothy pint of Guinness and their vintage wines. Shows are free on Friday evening, make them the perfect place for a prelude to an exciting weekend in the City of Angels.

22041 Sherman Way
Canoga Park,
CA
US