Short Stop

1455 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
213-482-4942
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Lina Lecaro

On weekends and hot DJ nights (Wednesdays and Thursdays) there is literally a line down the block to get into this popular Echo Park bar (named for its proximity of Dodger Stadium), and for the most part it's worth the wait. The red-hued dance room feels like a bonafide dance club, but the place is always free and filled with hip yet friendly local boogie-ers and barhoppers. There's a great pool table area, a black & white photo booth that's extra brightly lit and thereby makes everyone look good, and a guy often selling $1 tamales near the door (the ubiquitous bacon-wrapped hot dog vendors are always outside too). It might be a scenester circus, but the Short Stop's also made a point of keeping around reminders of the day when it was a popular policeman hangout: memorabilia like billyclub parts, badges, patches and gun lockers, and a bounty of bullet holes behind the bar and in the front door.

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