Historic Bars

45 East 18th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 529-6732

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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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Historic Bars

326 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-9060

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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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Historic Bars

12808 Victory Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 769-0708

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Food: No
Live Music: Yes
Hours: Monday—Sunday, 4pm-2am
Type of Bar: Tiki
What to Drink: DB Punch or the Rhumboogie
Why You Should Go: Oldest existing (original) Tiki bar in
the LA area, great décor, killer drinks, and the Loyal Order
of the Drooling Bastard.

There are tiki bars and then there are tiki bars. And then there is the Tonga Hut!

The Tonga Hut is located at 12808 Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood, CA. What makes this place so fantastic is the fact that it is the oldest surviving tiki bar in the LA area. Two brothers founded this joint in 1958 after they were inspired by a trip to Tonga.

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Historic Bars

6245 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 462-5890

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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

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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Historic Bars

118 E. 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 622-4090

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Type of Bar: Café
Live Music:
Bar Hours:
Sunday—Wednesday, 11:30am-12:00am,
Thursday—Saturday, 11:00am-2:00am
What to Drink:
Red Car Named Desire
Why You Should Go:
Real, genuine Los Angeles history
(not a lot of that around anymore), superb craft cocktails,
and the tasty French dip.

Cole's P.E. (Pacific Electric) Buffet was founded in 1908 as a stop for hungry getting on and off trains above at the Pacific Electric Building, which was the hub for the Red Car line of trains that shuttled people throughout the LA area up until the 1950's.

Cole's is particularly famous for inventing the French Dip sandwich--though there have been a couple of other locations to claim the same but Cole's story is particularly compelling.

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