You know you’re in for some good ol’ fashioned trouble when you step into a bar and immediately need to peel your shoes off the floor. Slim Jim’s Liquor Store takes you straight into downtown LA, and feels like a 100% authentic brick-walled dive.
Don’t worry too much about the leather jacket-clad gentleman at the door, he’s just a regular. One rule about getting in though: no suits, absolutely NO suits. So throw on your best rock and roll tatters and be ready to whip off your bra for a free drink – check out the impressive lingerie collection hanging from the ceiling.
This is party-time Americana at its best and grungiest. It’s open seven days, always late, with a (sometimes) free jukebox cranking out classic tunes – from BRUUUUUUCE to Joy Division. So let’s get turbo-sh*tfaced on the bountiful bourbons.
Best Bars tip: Happy hour is a rather impressive affair here – between 5-8pm every day (except Saturday) you can get 2-for-1 cocktails, draught beers for £3 and cut-price house spirits. Oh yeah, Pickleback Tuesdays are a must since you can throw back four of those suckers for a tenner.
— Sasha Filimonov, @SashaSips