With one of the richest histories of any bar in Los Angeles (it's said to be the last place where Elizabeth Short drank before she stepped into the night and became the Black Dahlia), this "Hollywood legend since 1942" -- as touted on the Web site -- has definitely gone through different guises over the years. (It was a hot heavy-metal scene hang in the '80s.) But it didn't realize its full splendor until owner Tricia La Belle took over a little more than a decade ago, refurbishing the bar area and embellishing the adjacent dance room with gothic touches, as well giving the outdoor patio a New Orleans-style feel, perfect for the dark and decadent entertainment on weekends and the young, hip hordes who frequent midweek.
Cuisines: American, New American, Traditional
Entertainment: Live Entertainment