April 29th, 2009: Foxfire Room


Foxfire Room
12516 Magnolia Blvd.
Valley Village, CA 91607 (The Valley, aka: No Man’s Land)

Like any good dive, the Foxfire Room must be prefaced with some warnings. First off, we should note that when arriving on Magnolia, you will find the front door boarded up and barricaded. Fear not. The entrance, and ample parking, can be achieved through the back alleyway. Second, while the bar showcases many television screens inside, it is highly unlikely that you will be able to watch your favorite sporting event of the evening on any of them, as most are dedicated to showcasing the various security cameras protecting the perimeter.

Reading these disclaimers, one may begin to fear for ones safety, but fear not, we of the World Dive Bar Tour Executive Committee implore you. The Foxfire Room is safely located in what is known colloquially as "The Valley" — a Los Angeles suburb best known as home to the Burbank and Burbank-adjacent studio lots where many of our paychecks originate. This region features tree-lined streets, relatively low crime, and temperatures, on average, 40 degrees hotter than the portions of Los Angeles that we call "Los Angeles."

Our suspicion is that the heightened security is simply for the purpose of protecting the bar from the encroaching Hipster Menace overflowing from Silver Lake into Studio City, and the Douchebag Menace overflowing from Santa Monica into Sherman Oaks. This is a bar for Dive Bar purists, and must be respected as such. Thus, we implore all Dive Bar Devotes to dress appropriately. No Fedoras. No ironic t-shirts. And, for that matter, no t-shirts with a retail value of over $20. Additionally, no drink orders that go by a name of anything other than the exact liquids to be porn (to the best of our knowledge, that is the proper conjugation of the verb "pour" in this sentence… at least in "The Valley") into your glass. Please, take heed of these rule. If you respect the Foxfire Room, it will respect you… otherwise, things may get ugly.

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

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