518 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002034.064040 -118.309095
Neighborhoods: Wilshire Center / Koreatown, Central LA
Frank n Hanks is a haven of a dive bar in Koreatown that has been around for over 60 years. This is one of those places in L.A. which is patronized by every race, class, gender, and sexuality. The drinks are cheap and strong. There's a pool table in the back if you feel like shooting. The owner Snow is friendly and very proud of her establishment. Cash only.
Cheap and Fun – A friend turned me on to this place after he told me they sell Red Stripe for 2.50. The bar is very small, not much bigger than the picture, but the drinks are cheap (but not weak), and the jukebox is full of good rock jams and old school. There's only one pool table and one set of darts and the line can be long if its packed. Its a very good place just to kick back and have a drink with no snootyness or extra hip people looking cool. Dive at its best!
More bang for your buck – This place rocks. The crowd is always cool. It's a dive bar but the drink prices and the people make you feel at home. If you cant make home to watch the game stop in until traffic dies down...you wont regret it.
Great Place to Get Your Drink On! – Go for the booze, stay for the...booze!!! I love dives. I shun pretentious "see and be seen" locales that make it impossible to converse. This place is a total "come as you are" bar highlighting really inexpensive cocktails. The server, Snow, is warm and helpful at all times.
It Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – This is one place you have to go to if you live anywhere in L.A. The crowd is awesome and you just feel right at home. The music is great and there is even a dart and pool table...Beware of SHADEY though he is a DART and POOL shark but a total sweet heart. Everyone seems to know him, respect him and like him (one guy to have on your side). He will even take time to give you tips on how to play. Also there is this Timmy who you also have to meet!!!
Every hour is happy hour at this Koreatown institution, where a hodgepodge of regulars gather for cheap beer and cocktails. – The Scene
At first glance, Frank N Hank's offers only dreary dive-bar ambience. It's not until loveable bartendar, Snow, reveals the ultra-cheap beer and cocktails that the fun really starts. In addition to the economical drinks, the relatively diverse jukebox offers everything from Patsy Cline to Prince, and the crowd is just as likely to sing along to either selection. An electronic dart board provides a diversion up front, while a pool table makes fast friends out of strangers in the back.
Although there is no happy hour per se, round-the-clock low prices keep an interesting mix coming back for more. Expect Koreatown artists, Wilshire Boulevard professionals and hard-hitting regulars--and don't be surprised to hear a multitude of conversations in several different languages.
a true bar – Looking for a "real" bar where the drinks are easy on the wallet and the people are truly genuine and friendly?
Frank N Hank's is that one spot in LA where superficial b.s. is nowhere to be found and the bartender/owner, Snow, knows how to treat her patrons with her disarming down-to-earth smile.
"Sleek" and "trendy" certainly doesn't describe the place but that's part of the allure. You see what you get and the eclectic mix of people make it happen.
Say "hi" to "Timmie" (old-timers probably remember him as Timmie Rodgers, old-school vaudville comediant) who's over in the "Amen Corner" near the entrance and just be yourself...the regulars can spot and appreciate a genuine person from afar and you'll be more than welcome!
A genuine "dive"... – A true "dive" with everything good and bad that comes with that label. Some of the cheapest drinks I have seen in LA. Wonderfully unpretentious. Snow has even done a little painting and made the place look a little more inviting (thankfully, it's still a dive).
Dive Bar – F&H is a great after work bar. Pop in, have a drink or two, throw some darts and enjoy the company of friends.
Beers are cheap, darts and pool if you like, jukebox for tunes, naked lady painting for the kids.
Yipee I have found it – The owner/bartender Snow will memorize your drink after one visit. Not bad!! Drinks are cheap, crowd eclectic, and a bus stop nearby. Bring your favorite foreign language cause on any nite there are more than a few nationalities represented.
A Drink & A Stink – "Dive" on in to Frank N Hank's for the a truly authentic walk on the wild side. It ain't pretty. It ain't chic. And quite honestly if you pick up a date here you'll probably be picking up a discomforting disease as well.
That said for a beer and a smoke after a hard day at this office this is the place. Even if you don't smoke cause someone at the bar will be puffing on you. The epitome of dive bar, all the good and all the bad included.
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