The Oldest Bars in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a bastion of the new cocktail movement. Just about every place in the area to get a drink is trendy with glowing lights and very expensive (but typically delicious) cocktails. But hidden in the concrete jungle are some genuine throwbacks – places that have seen the cities grow up and evolve.

Here are the five oldest bars in the area. These places are definitely worth your time to stop in and have a drink – you’ll be soaking up more than just booze, you’ll be soaking up the history of America’s most dynamic city!

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10 Reasons to Celebrate President's Day

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President's Day was established in 1885 to celebrate the birth of the USA's first President, George Washington.

It makes sense considering Washington's many accomplishments, all of which make him one of the most important figures in our country's history.

But Derek and I like to focus on some of his other accomplishments, mainly those involving booze, so without further ado, here's 10 great moments in Drunken History that celebrate George Washington on President's Day! Add a comment

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The Waterfront Bar and Grill, San Diego CA

You walk into the place and somehow just feel at home. It's a dive bar for sure -- stickers cover the wall behind the beer taps and bric-a-brac is everywhere -- but for some reason you can easily spend an entire day here.

The Waterfront Bar and Grill in San Diego has been making people feel this way since it opened in 1933.

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Sitting on Kettner Boulevard, in the popular Little Italy district, and surrounded by condos and restored buildings, it's clear that the bar has been here awhile (in fact it holds the city's oldest liquor license). Add a comment

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National American Beer Day - A Timeline History of American Beer

October 27th is National American Beer Day, THE day to appreciate beer made right here in the good ol' US of A. And while now is a wonderful time to be a beer drinker in America thanks to the craft beer boom, our history as a beer making and drinking country is old and complex.

Did you know for example that Americans - Native Americans - were making beer here long before Europeans arrived? And did you know that just a few decades ago all US beer was made by just 83 breweries? Add a comment

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Apparently Kids in Beer Ads Was a Thing

There was a day not so long ago (okay, maybe 100 years ago or so) when it wasn't taboo to give kids some beer. It was good for them, all nutritious and stuff.

Now, we're not into giving our kids beer (our wives keep a close eye on us), but it sure must have been a different time to yell, "Hey Bobby, go to the fridge and get me a beer, and while you're at it, get one for you too!"

"Gee, thanks dad!" Add a comment

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