By day it's a chill dive bar; by night, this faux-wood-panel and poster-plastered bar and billiards spot revs up the area's rockabilly and greaser scene. Rev It Up is, in fact, the name of the popular Friday night club, a party where the girls often look like Bettie Page and the guys work it Mike Ness-style. Spike's may be popular mostly with those from East L.A. and surrounding areas, but it's worth the drive out to San Gabriel Valley thanks to booker Brando Von Badsville's live music bills, which often mesh garage, punk and psychobilly acts. There's also plenty of new wave (The '80s-themed Breakfast Club) and ska/punk (Radikal's Radio) and goth (Club Vicious) onstage and the tiny dance floor too. These promoter-driven nights do charge a cover, but the pool tables are free and drinks are dirt cheap. Bring cash.

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