Any self-respecting Hollywood barhopper must stop by this iconic dive bar. Originally created as a speakeasy for the Pantages Theatre in 1930, it has survived ever-changing Hollywood Boulevard from when Sinatra was a regular, through the seedy ’80s to now. These days, Frolic Room has a diverse crowd of neighborhood barflies, tourists and theater patrons. Cheapie bonus: It’s quite possibly the only spot in town where you can get two cocktails for less than $10.
The Drink to Drink: Gin & Tonic—it’s simple, clean and comes with a generous pour.
Know Before You Go: The credit card minimum is $10. You’ll have to order a couple of drinks when paying with plastic.