Part neighborhood drinkery, part dive bar, the Black Boar is a dying breed, the type of place where the bartender will give you a proper glass from which to drink your Corralejo Blanco tequila, rather than a generic shot glass. More importantly, they won't measure out your shot and will instead free-pour it, which could well result in a very generous pour indeed. The Eagle Rock spot also boasts a craft beer tap list that isn't huge but will certainly satisfy your snobby friends. In terms of ambiance, imagine a cozy, dark hunters chalet, complete with prized game taxidermy and lots of booths. As for the music? Well, you probably can expect Black Flag bumping on the jukebox. All in all, it's something of a highbrow-meets-lowbrow bar, where pretty much everyone is likely to have fun. —Javier Cabral

1630 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, 90041. (323) 258-8800,

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