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Powerhouse Bar

Map & Directions 1714 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • Daily 5pm-2am
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining


LA Weekly's Description

Standing directly across the street from Hollywood and Highland's tourist circus of pricey shops, movie theatres, nightclubs, digital tickers and electronic billboards is the Power House, a gritty pit for rough and tumble types to congregate amidst loud music and lethal drinks. And while the place gets a notable rocker crowd (thanks to its amazing jukebox filled with punk and indie bands) there's also a sizeable mix of old timers and Walk of Fame-dwelling freaks who wander in, making it an amusing alternative to H&H's homogenized retail haven nearby. Out of towners looking for "old school" Hollywood do venture in from time to time, and most stay up front in the main room, soaking in the cheap drinks and the old room's dive-ness: mismatched booths, odd art assortment, requisite holiday lights and cracked peeling vinyl bar area. The smoking area in the back of the joint is another story. Venture there only if you dare.

Member Reviews

  • rdiaz714 wrote a review for Powerhouse Bar
    on 07/17/10

    Great dive bar smackdown in the middle of Hollywood!!! They have PBR, need I say more???

  • Ivy Blue wrote a review for Powerhouse Bar
    on 05/07/10

    The best dive bar I've been to in Hollywood. I even met a super hot Fetish Model while I was there! All the laid back, drunken mayhem you could possibly desire.

  • K802 wrote a review for Powerhouse Bar
    on 06/13/09

    Best dive bar in LA. Pabst is on always on tap.

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  • Bravo on 11/19/10

    Look in the dictionary under "DIVE" and a picture of the Powerhouse might be in there. PBR on tap. Oh, and don't touch anything. Great "first date" to see if date is a "trooper." -Alex Reznik, Top Che

  • David M. on 03/13/09

    Have a PBR

  • Lucy R. on 08/04/10

    Awesome for darts!

  • grace k. on 04/27/12

    Smell the vomit.

  • Erik N. on 07/24/11

    It's the kind of dive that almost makes you feel like using foursquare might make you too classy to be in it. Perfect to break up the tourist monotony that is Hollywood and Highland

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