Waaaay too confusing after a dozen drinks. The proprietress, a gregarious but tough-as-nails Hungarian woman named "Mama," will throw your ass out on the street if you get out of line. Oldfield's really is one of the best cocktail bars on the Westside, with lively ambience and an ambitious drinks menu. But it's the food that really sets El Carmen apart: After walking for 10 minutes, you'll see the Salvadoran dance club Guatelinda on your left. Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more.
Spinning in a space about the size of your living room, he might make you forget you're not on a multicultural spaceship headed directly to the Boogie Funk planet.
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By this point of the night it'll be too crowded to get in. Low drink prices, and very friendly staff! Hopefully the Thai food will sober you up a little, because you don't want to fuck around at the next stop — White Horse on Western Avenue. Don't have an account yet? By Matthew Fleischer Putting together a proper pub crawl is a sacred trust — a responsibility I don't take lightly.
Friday is always the busiest night, drawing in everything from the WeHo crowd to Silverlake hipsters that dare to make there way west for one night. I recommend the lengua con mole. Fizzy, lemony and loaded with gin, the Tom Collins is a woefully underappreciated old-man drink — like summertime in a nursing home, but in a good way. No need for beer goggles here; everyone looks doable in this dim light, though guys seriously on the make usually have more luck out front under the smoke clouds. There's no real food menu to speak of, but the stylish, old-timey barkeeps will be happy to make you a panini. The bottom line of this bar is co….