November 7th, 2007: Harbor Room

Harbor Room
195 Culver Blvd.
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

There are many things in LA that bring happiness and peace to the hearts of its inhabitants. Be it the copious dining establishments featuring some of the finest cuisine from around the globe, one of the best indi music scenes in the country, or some of the best cocaine and heroin this side of the Mississippi, there’s a little something for everyone here. And, despite the joys of a vacation, the challenges of a business trip, or agony of losing your life savings in Vegas, when the plane’s tires make that final thump onto the tarmac you’ve arrived in the sprawling, over-populated, smog-filled, decrepit city you call home.

As you taxi in, your travel weary bones ache to stir, both from the cramped seats and the itch of impending hell that awaits you in your "real life" LA existence. However, luckily for you, your good friend picking you up at baggage claim knows of your woes even before you arrive. As you leave the airport, your empathetic pal veers away from the freeway entrance onto a side road, quieting your protests with a simple "trust me." In no time you’ve arrived in the secluded hamlet of Playa del Rey, where the smell of brine and beer meld like turkey and gravy, and the smallest bar in LA county is open and ready to serve, The Harbor Room.

With quite possibly one of the greatest juke boxes on the Tour and a friendly bartender pouring well drinks with top shelf liquor, those memories of the 300lb land monster spilling into your window seat and the measle-infected 3-month-old wailing behind you will quickly melt away — as will the trepidation of telling your wife that you have to take out a second mortgage on the house because there was an "incident" at the Venetian.

Harbor Room is cash only, but there’s an ATM if you forget. Bring plenty of singles for the music, put on some Roy Orbison, and listen to an old timer makes conversation as twilight falls. Everything’s gonna be okay.

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

I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I’m just sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Wastin’ time

- Otis Redding

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