October 17th, 2012: Frank ‘n Hanks’s

WEDNESDAY, October 17th, 2012

Frank ‘n Hank’s
518 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90020

This week the world dive bar tour takes us deep into the city we know and love as Los Angeles — in the heart of Koreatown near the intersection of Western and 5th Streets. Over 70 years old by some reckonings, Frank N Hank’s is a veritable United Nations of libation seekers with drinkers from all walks of life and ethnic and racial histories. The Los Feliz Hipster will sit near the Gray-Haired Retiree for a cold beer from a can. The Reformed Latino Gang Member will share a story with the Son of Korean Immigrants over an old fashioned. And this week, we will add our own stories to the great narrative that this bar has witnessed.

Take care on your approach and stay alert, as blink and you might miss it. Once you make your way inside, squeezing by the jukebox and a few of the aforementioned mix crowding the door, be sure to show your ID to Snow (the kind Asian lady behind the bar), order a stiff drink for less than a five spot, and start to take a look around. It will be a quick exploration, as the bar is no bigger than a double wide trailer, more than four times as long as it is wide. After the bar and few tables, the remaining room is taken up nicely by one pool table and an electronic dart board. These environs all make for spirited and cozy conversation, making you certain to walk away with a new friend, if just for that night. Be sure to bring cash as this bar doesn’t take plastic, and be prepared to leave with high spirits.

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,

Neil, host

for the World Dive Bar Tour Executive Committee

"More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together"

Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations

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