Sandwiched in between a Mobil gas station and a small hotel on the corner of Bronson and Sunset, the Bar rises like a neon-lit beacon in the East Hollywood drinking landscape. The location, once a notorious dive known as the Ski Room, was renovated in 2004 by the design team behind Hollywood's Avalon nightclub, and the result is a cozy drinking room whose downtrodden exterior belies a well-appointed interior, regularly packed with a good-looking crowd of club kids and party people. The Bar hosts regular DJ nights, where you can rock out to a well-curated selection of sounds, from Joy Division to hair metal. Drinks are stiffer than a board, and prices tend more toward "Hollywood" than "dive." Be warned: It can get crowded on popular nights, so if things get a little too snug for your liking, take a breather outside on the smoking patio or make like the party girls and climb up on a table.