063 – Blipsy Bar

looks pretty nondescript from the outside

looks pretty nondescript from the outside

Just south of Hollywood, in the Larchmont neighborhood, you might run into a genuine Los Angeles oddity. Blipsy Bar is an example of a new breed of establishment, known as the “barcade.” Now, as a well-known supporter of any and every portmanteau, I am fully behind the bar-arcade combination. If you are interested in drinking alcohol or playing old video games Blipsy may be the place for you.

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032 – The 3 Clubs Cocktail Lounge

the 3  clubs

This is going to be a short one. Because I’m tired and I have to wake up early tomorrow (can you believe it? On the Lord’s day). So enjoy it while you can.

I have a cousin, a few years older than myself, who used to live near where I currently habitate. For years he has been telling me about The 3 Clubs – about how cool it was back in his day. I scoffed, because clearly times have changed. Even when friends visited the bar and reported back positive thing, I was still disbelieving. I mean, he and I are spearated by a number of years; we couldn’t possibly like the same things. Well I’m here to report: it’s pretty cool.

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024 – Molly Malone’s

molly malone's

The quiet dive bar. It is the holy grail of night-time hangouts, especially in Los Angeles, where it is nigh-impossible to find such a thing. I’ve found a few spots where I can spend an hour or two, but I fear I will spend the rest of my life searching for a low-key spot where I can just sit and talk to my friends at a normal volume. I don’t know; maybe this is something that only exists in television and film. Perhaps there is no real-world equivalent of How I Met Your Mother’s¬†MacLaren’s. My search continues unabated, however, as giving up is just not in my nature. Which brought me to Molly Malone’s in the beautiful Fairfax district.

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