A large chunk of LA gay bars have a well-deserved reputation for being expensive, tourist-clogged hell-traps. The Eastside gem is a place people go to grab a cheap drink and actually hear themselves talk.The vibe is relaxed, and Monday night’s lip-syncing competition “Learn The Words, Bitch” is everything you’ve ever wanted.Though the interior is pretty trendy, the vibe at The Lincoln is casual and friendly. This 48-year-old LA institution is still one of the best places to change up your usual weekend bar grind and go experience something you’ll actually remember.
Add great cocktails, a solid beer list, and even better bar food, and ERB has your Saturday night made.The Snake Pit is one of those bars you stumble past at am, decide to go in for one drink, and end up closing the place down.This is a divey bar of the best variety - great bartenders, cheap drinks, and a jukebox that will turn you into a dance floor star. For as social as this city can be, too many bars tend to be too cliquey, too loud, too sectioned-off by booths, and generally not conducive to talking to anyone other than who you showed up with.Or maybe that’s just where society stands at this point.