Perhaps, like us, you've loved, fought, kissed, made up and hugged the toilet at the Harbor Room on a late-night pub crawl through Playa Del Rey. They might even remember you. After all, the place is small. Like, the size of your bathroom small. But what it lacks in size it makes up for in drinks, which are strong, big and cheap, the three magic words when it comes to cocktails. Maybe part of the reason the libations are so affordable is that time seems to have forgotten about this place. Don't worry about being annoyed by the latest LMFAO track, for example, because the jukebox features little after 1979. The barkeep has been serving suds since before you were born, and his regular patrons — a group of gray-haired salty sea dogs — talk with him like they've known each other for years, which they surely have. Note: Try the White Russian! 195 Culver Blvd., Playa Del Rey. (310) 821-6550.

—Andrew Courtien

LA Weekly