Once a proud component of Route 66, this place oozes rock and roll history: Jim Morrison, a frequent patron, is honored by a placard on his favorite barstool, and the table where Janis Joplin had her last drinks, hours before she died, is nailed to the ceiling. The reasonably priced pub grub is generally good—Barney’s is known for its chili—making this a good cheap night out. Newer locations in Santa Monica, Westwood, and other parts of L.A. are more stylish but also more ordinary.
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Original Barney’s Beanery
8447 Santa Monica Blvd (at Holloway Ave.), West Hollywood
Our Rating Neighborhood West Hollywood Phone 323/654-2287 Web site Original Barney’s Beanery