The King Eddy Saloon

131 E. Fifth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
A real dive bar that's located right in downtown's Skid Row, the Eddy also has a long history, from its beginnings as a front for bootleggers to its days as a down-&-dirty hangout for such literary denizens John Fante and Charles Bukowski.

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