great place, rude bartenders, best neighborhood bar, affordable drinks, huge younger crowd, bad customer service, really good random music
One of the best bars on the Eastside. Don't forget Wildlife Wednesdays for 90s hip hop and R&B!
good eastside hang. i hear the westsiders are all making their way back on weekends. sounds about right in the cycle. it went from cop bar to slumming it spot for hipsters back to dive bar and now big weekend DJ stuff again. they lost their dancing licence for awhile. drinks are pretty good and it's dark. great on a weeknight when it's low key.
Crowded on Saturday Nights. There was a pretty long line getting in, probably because my friends and I went on a Saturday night, which is Hip Hop Night. THen it took even longer to order a drink at the bar (the space was really crowded)... There was a whole separate room for the dance floor which was cool. My friends told me it was a pretty "hipster" joint, but I didn't get that vibe (but then again it was Hip Hop Night).
FEMALE BARTENDERS CAN'T HANDLE THE VOLUME.
I HAVE WORKED THE SPECTRUM OF RESTAURANT/BAR ESTABLISHMENTS AND NEVER SEEN BARTENDERS SO RUDE AND INCAPABLE OF HANDLING VOLUME WITH COMPOSURE AND COURTESY.
HAVING WORKED FOR PLANET HOLLYWOOD, SPAGO, T.G.I.FRIDAYS, HOUSE OF BLUES, ETC.,
THE BARTENDERS AT SHORTSTOP (WHICH IS THE ONLY SOURCE OF RETRIEVING ALCOHOL SERVICE, AS THERE ARE NO COCKTAIL WAITRESSES) ARE RUDE, SLOW, INCOMPETENT AND SIMPLY OVERWHELMED.
I PERSONALLY AM SICK AND TIRED OF THIS RIDICULOUS CONCEPT THAT FEMALE BARTENDERS BRING IN MORE BUSINESS, IT'S COMPLETELY ABSURD.
THESE GIRLS AT SHORTSTOP ARE TIMID, EMOTIONAL AND RUDE, WHICH TURNS MEN OFF...
WHEN THE MEN LEAVE,
THE REVENUE LEAVES.
THEN YOU ARE LEFT WITH LESBIAN BARTENDERS, AND NO INCOME OR PROFIT.
I BEG THE OWNERS OF THIS POTENTIALLY GREAT PLACE TO GET RID OF THE BITCHY, OVERWEIGHT, ANGRY FEMALE BARTENDERS THERE AND GET A REAL CREW.
TRUST THAT THE PRICES ARE RIGHT, THE ATMOSPHERE IS GREAT, THE MUSIC ROCKS, BUT THE SERVICE IS BAD!!!!
A fun place to be. The crowd is very diverse and people don't seem as into themselves as other places like hollywood or silverlake. The music is really good.
You live to wait for drinks! You love long lines at the door! Feels like loud Madonna time! Again!. This was the first bar I found when I moved to LA. See the picture of the bar, there at the top? That's how it used to be. I never thought that a bar could go sour so quickly but that seems to be what happened - no longer a great place to drink and enjoy being around people, it's now more like a giant bus full to busting with jerks and OC fodder. They should change the photo to show the back of a person's head, because that's all you'll ever see when you're in this place. Or a bartender ignoring you. Or a late-to-the-scene hipster gent in a camp t-shirt, shouting into a cellphone. Just no women, want to keep it as realistic as possible.
Too crowded, rude service..
I've been going to the Short Stop for a while now. I live up the street. Its no longer a place I want to go back to. Its way too crowded, the crowd itself has become lame, and the bartenders are consistently rude, even to regulars.
What can I say, its time came and went and I really wish the crowd would go back to the alley in Hollywood where they came from.
Really bad customer service.. this bar has the lamest service ever. Not only does it take the whole night to get a drink. It is a common practice and it seems to be incouraged by the management for the bartenders to call out and publically humilate people who do not tip them enough. Honestly if your a wack bartender dont expect a good tip. I work hard everyday to be able to go out and spend a rediculous amount of money on drinks and consider myself to be a really good tiper. But if the service is wack and on top of that people try to call you out when you complain about it the overall place is lame. This bar is on its study decline. Chop it up to horrible customer service.....Dont go here. Trust me
nothing good lasts. this bar USED to be cool back before you had to wait 30 minutes outside in line or pay the door guy $20 to get in. or when you could actually get a drink without fighting through a dense crowd and then waiting 15 minutes at the bar. basically, it's still the same rad place with rad music and atmosphere it's just TOO CROWDED. there goes my favorite neighborhood bar.
A cop bar becomes a haven for the hip--and everyone else. Will wonders never cease?. Before it became the neighborhood hot spot, bartenders were serving up spirits to off-duty cops at this local haunt. After the Rampart scandal hit, a new group of investors took over, including former Afghan Whigs singer Greg Dulli, and the cop crowd thinned out. Some of the original decor is still intact, including gun lockers and police rings, but now there's a DJ on some nights and a much younger crowd. It's spacious and comfortable, with three separate rooms. Step up to shoot some pool or step down to the dance floor. Just be prepared to elbow your way through the crowd to get a drink at the bar. Silver Lake, Los Feliz and Echo Park hipsters passing themselves off as regular folks, along with a steady invasion of Westsiders trying to pass themselves off as Eastsiders.
Great weekly spot.. I've been coming to the Short Stop every friday night for a while now and it's my favorite place in this hood. There is a kickass DJ there on Fridays...one of the best I've ever danced too...and I spend the whole night shakin it to great random music and old favorites. The line may be long to get drinks...but who cares when they are 5 bucks! There is always fun, interesting people here and it's always a great time.
This is probably the best bar in LA to become a regular at. The bartenders may take a while to get to you if youre new here, but after a couple visits you'll get great service.
The short stop is also usually filled with a decent crowd, sometimes becoming really crowded, in which case the little joy is always next door.
Cheap drinks and a good mix of mid 20s people. The photo booth is a big draw for girls, and the PBR on tap is for the fellas.
If I go somewhere disappointing early on in the night I usually end up here and have a great time.
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