June 27th, 2007: The Roost

WEDNESDAY, June 27th, 2007

The Roost
3100 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039

This week takes us to a pure bred Los Angeles dive. While some spots around town attempt to pull the wool over our eyes with a dark look and a sticky bar yet still charge more than a five spot for a drink, there are no such concerns for this week’s bar — at least while it lasts in this corner of rapidly gentrifying Atwater Village. The Roost is a place right out of your grandparent’s liquor cabinet, right down to the catholic high school girls from Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow up the hill, who reportedly sneak out for a quick nip during study hour past the non-existent age-verification procedures.

Starting outside you might pause for a moment to admire its classic 1960’s era pole sign, boasting what will prove to be extremely stiff cocktails and ‘Big TV’ from before TV’s were big. Make your way past whatever disreputable characters might be holding down smoking duties at the front door, and inside you will find a vintage popcorn machine complete with stale popcorn, some Patsy Cline on the jukebox, and true to the bar namesake - a few old birds perched along the bar either seeking to fill their empty glasses with tears or find someone to fill it up with booze. Fulfill that latter dream at your own risk, just be sure to bring enough cash as this place dates from way before credit.

As usual, the casual debauchery starts around 9PM an gets really interesting by 10:00. Come for one drink, or stay for one too many. Bring anyone and everyone, and join us for a great time in the middle of the week. If you arrive early or late, look for the people having a damn good time (it’ll be us), or start having a damn good time on your own (we’ll find you).

Carpe Drink’em,

Alex, Damien, & Travis, WDBT Co-Czars

"A bird can roost but on one branch, a mouse can drink not more than its fill from a river"

- Chinese Proverb

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