Avalon doesn't always use listed street addresses, but all these bars are within stumbling distance of each other on the main drag. The Chi Chi Club (310/510-9211), the "noisy bar in Avalon" referred to in Crosby, Stills, and Nash's song "Southern Cross," is the island's only dance club and quite a scene on summer weekend evenings—the DJ spins an eclectic mix of dance tunes. Luau Larry's (310/510-1919), facing the water, is Avalon's signature bar that everyone must visit; its tacky tiki theme and signature Wicky Wacker rum drink kicks you into island mode as soon as you step inside. Squeeze into the fake cavern in the back for a round, or order some Hawaiian-influenced food. Go where the locals go and swill beers at the Marlin Club on Catalina Avenue (310/510-0044; www.marlinclub.com), Avalon's oldest drinking hole, if only to appreciate its handsome Art Deco fish murals. Its bar was built to look like a Merchant Marine boat—after all, it opened the year after World War Two ended. Or catch the Dodgers game at The Locker Room (310/510-0258).
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