Monday, June 25, 2007

Drinking in the Dark at R Bar, Koreatown

For a final happy hour with my peacenik coworkers, the dark, nook-filled R Bar in Koreatown served us well. This hipster haven at 8th and Irolo requires a password for entry (as of Friday it was this), but if you don't know it, the friendly doorman will likely share it (it had changed since the last time I'd been, but he still let us in).

The owners honed their bartending skills at eastside joints like the 4100 Bar and Ye Rustic Inn, and R Bar mixes the best of those two--lots of cozy corners and funky light fixtures like the 4100, cheap drinks and well-crafted basic bar snacks like Ye Rustic. I recommend sticking to the basics when it comes to the alcohol--beer's a good bet, they've got Guinness on tap. If you need something to soak up your booze, go for the garlic fries, just garlicky enough to make 'em addictive, not enough to ruin your date.

From 5-8 pm you can get your happy hour on with $1 off drinks, and you'll have your pick of the seats and control over the well-stocked jukebox. Watch out for the prosthetic leg as you stumble out the door in search of nearby Korean BBQ.

R Bar
3331 W. 8th St.
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 387-7227
Opens at 5 pm


teenage glutster said...

Sounds good, I'm still not "legal", I missed out on Blogger's N' Beer too!

That still didn't stop me from sneaking in for a burger from Father's Office though...he, he.

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