April 23rd, 2008: Footsie’s

WEDNESDAY, April 23rd 2008

2640 N Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065

This week the world dive bar tour steps off our well worn path between downtown and the westside, and heads to a seldom visited corner of Los Angeles. Yet in so doing, we will return to one of the finest gems of divebardom in our fair city. Located in Cypress Park on a hardscrabble block of North Figueroa, Footsies offers us a step back in time, a step back to basics, and the last step before the 12 steps.

The last time the tour darkened the fine door of this establishment the place was a little worse for wear. The pool table was broken, one saloon door was loose on its hinges, and worst of all, there was a notice of impending construction posted near the entrance. That night we drank hard and feared the worst; that a DJ pulpit would replace the aging jukebox, a dance floor would replace the pool table, and a doorman would be posted out front - forever sequestering the memories of the time the bar was a fine dive.

But do not be afraid, for none of this has come to pass. In fact, the bar has never looked better. Whatever work was done simply brought the shine back to the worn surfaces, dimness back to the lights, sparkle back to the copious number of naked lady paintings, pool back to the table, and new vinyl padding to a now securely attached pair of saloon doors. There are even a couple of classy beers on tap and a PBR happy hour special. In all, the perfect dive bar experience awaits.

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

"Playing footsies or footsie is a practice in which people use their feet to play with each other’s feet. This generally involves slipping their shoes off under a table and rubbing their bare feet and soles against one another or up their partner’s leg."


2 Responses to “April 23rd, 2008: Footsie’s”

  1. Sean Says:

    You guys should put links to google maps or something for these places.

  2. Jenna the Bartender Says:

    Hey All!

    This is Jenna, the Bartender @ Footsies! Damien, I met you when you all came through the Foot last time. Glad to have you there… hope to see you soon! Happy drinkin’


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