Whether or not you're a fan of sports bars, you'll probably feel right at home at 1739 Public House, a bastion of unpretentiousness on the hippest stretch of Los Feliz's Vermont Avenue. Parking is always a challenge in this corner of the world, but once you've stowed your car on one of the surrounding side streets, you can pull up a stool at the sparkly red bar and sample 1739's enormous variety of beers from around the world, an exhaustive range of stouts, golden ales, fruit-flavored beers and other nectars that froth forth from the taps. Whether you're seated pointing north, south, east or west, you're bound to be facing at least one of the numerous TV, screening varsity football, basketball and other cheerleader-friendly fare. The crowd is infinitely more low-key frat house than the sartorially conscious clientele at Le Figaro across the road, with a decor that reflects the bar's vibe -- functional and fun. It's an agreeable place to while away an afternoon, although weekends and late evenings can be hectic. And if you feel like a tequila chaser to complement your artisanal beer, walk behind the bar and into Agave next door, which boasts a large selection of tequilas as well as a menu that offers Mexican dishes.
Cuisines: Bar Food