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Just go ahead and dub Culver City the Dive Bar Capital of the City. Evidence? When Thrillist assembled its look at the finest dive bars in Los Angeles, a full 16 percent of the bars were located in our fair burg.
Scarlet Lady was called "The best dive for free homemade food," and the article added:
The Scarlet Lady tempts you with many of the usual trappings of a genuine dive bar: cheap and strong drinks, colorful clientele, unpolished karaoke, and well-worn pool tables. But where it really comes through strong is with regular appearances of homemade food (chili, hot dogs, nachos, breakfast burritos...), often times for free, or at least all you can eat for cheap.
Cinema Bar was named "The best 'I like my live music chill' dive." "Wanna go to a dive that's got live music, but don't wanna bring earplugs?" asked the article. "This Culver City spot has free bands nearly every night, most of whom fall into the gypsy jazz/swing/country/country-swing-gypsy-jazz realm, and not the OH-MY-GOD-I-STILL-CAN'T-HEAR-ANYTHING-THE-NEXT-DAY realm."
And finally, The Tattle Tale Room earned the appellation "Best bar with good karaoke." Continued the article:
What, you expected the Brass Monkey? Too busy. Dimples is closed (RIP). The Gaslamp is full of American Idol wannabes. But the Tattle Tale? You can usually sing a song from its massive list within an hour of walking in.
All in all, this is not a bad list of best dive bars in Culver City. Any that they missed?
Also: You can read the whole article HERE.