Old Town Bar, New York City

45 East 18th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 529-6732
http://www.oldtownbar.com

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Food: Yes
Live Music: No
Hours: Monday—Friday, 11:30am-1am, Saturday 12pm-2am, Sunday 12pm-12am
Type of Bar: Pub
What to Drink: A martini or other classic cocktail
Why You Should Go: Immaculate bar, conversation, urinals.

The Old Town Bar is one of the oldest Bars in New York City. It was originally opened in 1892 and has been run continuously as a bar ever since--even through prohibition. It was a favorite of author Frank McCourt and remains a favorite of the literary crowd.

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Ear Inn, New York City

326 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-9060
http://www.earinn.com

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Food: Yes
Live Music: Yes
Hours: Monday—Sunday 12pm-4am
Type of Bar: Pub
What to Drink: Shot of Jameson and a Guinness
Why You Should Go: One of the oldest bars in the United States, serving continuously since online slots 1833, brothel and grog shop for the waterfront

One of the oldest continually operating bars in New York, aside from Bridge Cafe, the Ear Inn is a true piece of history. The building houses it was constructed in 1817 by a African-American Revolutionary War veteran named James Brown.

In 1833 it was sold and has been a bar ever since. It served as a watering hole for an unseemly crowd of river pirates and immigrant gangs of New York, but is now a favorite and trendy watering hole for nearby SOHO.

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Frolic Room, Hollywood

6245 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 462-5890
http://youtu.be/a9jmCNiTDjQ 

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Food: No  
Live Music: No
Hours: Monday—Sunday, 11am-2am
Type of Bar: Dive
What to Drink: A martini or a PBR
Why You Should Go: Last true bar on Hollywood
Boulevard, celebrity sightings, and the Black Dahlia
history.

There isn't a lot of "original" in Hollywood. Sure they celebrate the throwback,
with films like L.A. Confidential and others (which actually show a director's version of what actually happened there years before) but real, authentic Hollywood? Nah. It really doesn't exist anymore.

Well, that's what we thought anyway when we rolled into town. Turns out though, that on Hollywood Boulevard there's more "real" about five blocks east of Highland than all of the stuff they try to force down your throat at the Kodak Theater.

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