Yes, The Gold Diggers is a dank, black cave with well drinks that will set your mouth on fire and a beer selection that is bested by 7-Eleven. It's also cash-only, and for a spell its sound system was a boom box. But hear us out: All your favorite dives — including Jumbo's and the Frolic Room — have been taken over by faux-Hawks and Velcro high-tops, right? Unless you're a local at the Monte Carlo in Koreatown, it's hard to find true grit in this town anymore. What better way to slum it, then, by patronizing a place featuring multi-ethnic girls of various shapes and sizes dancing in bikinis for pretty much no one as you watch the Dodgers on the hanging TV? There's no cover. There's no parking. And the cops are at the residential hotel next door (site of the manhunt for the killer of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen in 2010), like, every other day. Perfect. 5632 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd. facebook.com/golddiggershollywood. —Dennis Romero
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