6245 Hollywood Blvd, Bob's Frolic Room
Kevin Spacey as Jack Vincennes in L.A. Confidential outside Frolic Room
Bob's Frolic Room, located at 6245 Hollywood Blvd, is THE dive bar of Hollywood. Originally Freddy's Frolic Room the place opened up as Bob's at the end of Prohibition. Ever since this no flash, dark and simple bar has attracted the working class Hollywood crowd. This isn't the place you will see stars. However, Bob's Frolic Room is a star in it's own right having been featured in several television shows and feature films, inlcuding L.A. Confidential and the Black Dahlia.
Because the bar is located next door to the Pantages Theatre you will often see a crowd of theatre goers around showtimes. This would be the place to grab a cheap drink before your show starts.
Inside is a mural of old cinema legends but beyond that there is nothing exciting worth writing about. This is a simple bar where people come to drink - not for a trendy atmosphere.