10 Classic Dive Bars to Visit this Summer

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Frolic Room, Los Angeles, California

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Dr. Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

<p>The <a href="http://www.barsofhollywood.com/frolic-room.html">Frolic Room</a> started life like many prohibition-era bars: as a speakeasy. Originally opened in 1930, it was a hidden entertainment room within the expansive Pantages Theater, for A-list clients and celebrities. Hosted by a man rumored to be known as Freddy Frolic, it eventually opened to the public in 1934. Today it oozes Hollywood history: it was one of the last places the Black Dahlia was seen alive, was a favorite hangout of 311 (they wrote a song about it), and has made numerous appearances in movies (like LA Confidential). The Frolic Room is the last real bar on <a href="http://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/california/los-angeles/hollywood/">Hollywood Boulevard</a> (maybe one of the few &lsquo;real&rsquo; things left in Hollywood), and is a melting pot of patrons. From the bum on your right to the celebrity on your left, you never know what you will find at this legendary establishment.</p>

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  • suesue_np on Jul 29, 2013 at 09:59 AM

    You guys have obviously never been to the Natchez Under the Hill Saloon in Natchez, MS!!! It should be on your list for sure!