August 22nd, 2007: Del’s Saloon

WEDNESDAY, August 22nd, 2007

Del’s Saloon
12238 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Many have debated the tides and turns of demographics, economic and urban development, and public policy which both create and eventually destroy our beloved dive bars (rest in peace The Casting Office and rue the Starbucks which replaces your darkened light) and this week brings us to Del’s Saloon on the far west border of Los Angeles in the dark shadow of Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Beverly Hills. In this case it might just be this shadow which preserves this fine dive for our enjoyment. The bright lights of the beach cities and the sunset strip distract most nightlife seekers like sea turtles attempting to return to the sea after laying their eggs in the warm sand of a tropical beach. Let these poor souls to their fate while we will bask in the warm glow Del’s orange sign and darkened bar.

Del’s offers two pool tables, some electronic darts, no less than two electronic photo hunt machines, cheap drinks, and as it is Wednesday, Karaoke. There promises to be musical theater cast offs belting out show tunes, old men at the bar who have been there all day just waiting to chat up the confused college girl who wanders in off the street, and likely the least trendy bartender within miles. Worth its weight in gold, Del’s is truly an oasis along this stretch of Santa Monica blvd. May it last as long as we do and for many nights beyond.

As usual, the casual debauchery starts around 9PM and 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

Alison Scott: I was drunk!
Ben Stone: Was your vagina drunk?

-Seth Rogen

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