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Snake Pit

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7529 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7417
+1 323-653-2011
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13:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Tue 17:00 - 02:00
Wed - Thu 13:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 02:00
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

My favorite local dive right now. Only, it doesn't have the negative features a dive bar normally has. There aren't any bad lingering smells (or people- ha!) that I associate with a dive bar. They have a fantastic selection of whiskeys and draft beer, and I usually enjoy one of their whiskey cocktails for $10. A $10 cocktail is cheap... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

went here after bar hopping pretty quaint small rock bar. the staff was super friendly and attentive

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

We rented an apartment around the corner from this place and adopted it as our "local" during our stay. It is a great place for drinks pretty much any time and we had good afternoon drinks, pre going out drinks and on the way home drinks here. The staff are great and happy to recommend beers and whiskies. Happy hour... More 

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Marine City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

We stopped in the Snake Pit for an early evening drink and a bite. The staff was friendly when we sat at the bar, enjoying a very traditional and homey bar feel. The whiskey cocktail menu is extensive and the Breakfast in Manhattan, maple whiskey and bacon, was incredible and the White Lightning White Heat was habanero spiced Jim Beam... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

The waitress was extremely helpful with my lack of knowledge of local beers. The food was fantastic and would've liked to try more! Big thumbs up to this place that is apparently trying to bounce back after a fire damaged it. Good luck!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2008

It may have to do with the alcholo content when ordered but dam...70% of the time it's perfect everytime.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2008

Great place for a quick drink.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2008

Drinks only

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2007

good dive bar

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2007

great dive bar... that's not so divey...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 02:00
Monday
17:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 02:00
Thursday
13:00 - 02:00
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7529 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7417
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-653-2011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?