Good Times at Davey Wayne’s-Hollywood
What: Good Times at Davey Wayne’s
For: Ages 21+
We found out about this bar after watching Buzzfeed’s sponsored show Worth It!, and I was dying to check it out after finding out that after you walk through an refrigerator that you can order an Old Fashioned on tap in this 70’s themed bar.
The refrigerator entrance into the bar.
This bar is located in a residential part of Hollywood, and Ethan and I would have walked past it if we didn’t have the location pulled up on our phone. With this 70’s themed gem, you turn a corner of a dead-end street and find a small gate to your left that you walk into. In the building, there is a retro vending machine on the right that sells cigarettes. When you move straight, there’s an old refrigerator that you open to walk up steps into the actual bar.
There is so much to look at in this bar, from the collection of 70’s beer cans to the old-timey photos hanging on the walls. Everything from the furniture to the décor is themed correctly. Even the restrooms have wallpaper from the decade in each stall.
There is a large inside bar that serves Old Fashions on tap for $7 at happy hour. Also inside is a shuffleboard table that we had the pleasure of playing a few games on. The bartenders were very attentive, and the décor was on point. The bathrooms are hidden behind frames on the wall, and the main lounge area includes a DJ booth with ample seating for patrons.
Both times that we came here, the outside was crowded. At certain times, food is served BBQ style and there is a bar to serve the crowd that doesn’t want to go inside. Ashtrays are provided for smokers, and there is a lounge area complete with two hanging chairs for people to sit and chat. Small lights line the top of the outside area, which provide a pleasant glow at night.
We came to Good Times at Davey Wayne’s first on a Sunday afternoon and then again on a Saturday evening. Both times there was no wait at the door and we were waived in by the bouncer after he checked our IDs. The crowd is a mix of hipster and millennials. The music is modern with drinks flowing at all times. Make sure to check the hours of operation online, as this bar only operates in the late afternoon and evening.
Ethan at the outside portion of the bar.
We felt as if we got the best value for our money here. Two specialty cocktails rang in at $24, but that was the priciest thing on the menu. Happy hour prices can give you a drink for under $10. Both times, we left less than $60 out of pocket.
Good Times at Davey Wayne’s Information
1611 N. El Centro Ave, Los Angeles, CA
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