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dive bars off ventura? help!

west coast foodie Oct 31, 2008 10:10 AM

looking for a dive bar in the sherman oaks, tarzana area that serves tasty bar food and a good variety of draft beers. i have no idea what's out there 'cause i'm more familiar with the westside... any suggestions would be awesome.thanks...

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    foodnmusic RE: west coast foodie Oct 31, 2008 10:25 AM

    Your options are somewhat limited in sherman oaks but the 2 that come to mind with food and good draft selection are Robin's Hood (Burbank just east of woodman) and Irelands 32 (Burbank just west of woodman). I've heard that Pineapple Hill Saloon (in the In N Out center at Van Nuys and Moorpark) has a tasty burger but I haven't been.

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      Hughlipton RE: foodnmusic Oct 31, 2008 02:05 PM

      Can be crowded and noisy on a Friday night but I will vouch for the Kona Burger as being just great. Have only had their red swill but have also had a great martini there. Red swill goes better with a burger than a martini.

    2. LA Buckeye Fan RE: west coast foodie Oct 31, 2008 11:34 AM

      The Little Rock on Reseda just north of Ventura has the dive bar part down. Can't vouch for the tasty food or beer selection.

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        cjla RE: west coast foodie Oct 31, 2008 02:21 PM

        How about Pineapple Hill?

        It's in the strip mall across the street from In-n-Out.

        Pineapple Hill Saloon & Grill
        4454 Van Nuys Blvd N, Sherman Oaks, CA

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          trojans RE: cjla Oct 31, 2008 04:40 PM

          Heartily agree with pineapple hill. Good food and generous drinks.

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            MrJodie RE: trojans Nov 1, 2008 07:33 PM

            Yep, another vote for Pineapple. Decent place, decent food.

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              west coast foodie RE: MrJodie Nov 1, 2008 10:13 PM

              awesome! can't wait to try pineapple sometime this week. other than the kona burger and red will mentioned above, any more suggestions? thanks again all!

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