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Bar near Olympic and Vermont for buddy's get together?

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We are taking a buddy out this weekend to celebrate some good news and are planning on dinner at Park's BBQ, just north of Olympic on Vermont. Any suggestions for a good bar near there? I'm looking for a solid pre-dinner place with good drinks at relatively sane prices, and an atmosphere where we can shoot the sh*t for an hour or two before heading over to Park's.

Thanks!

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Park's BBQ
955 S. Vermont Ave, Suite G, Los Angeles, CA 90006

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  1. Dives:
    The Prince
    HMS Bounty
    R Bar

    "Classy"
    Bann
    One of the bars in Chapman Market

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    The HMS Bounty
    3357 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

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    1. +1 for the Prince- think of it as a dive inhabiting what was once probably a very fancy place. A bottle of JW Black Label is about $90, and comes with a bit of food to snack on. They also have half bottles and single drinks.

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      1. re: jdwdeville

        not to mention silkworm larvae to go with those drinks