Best New (Upscale) Dive: Barkowski
Doors just opened at SaMo's new bar dedicated to Charles Bukowski's legendary talent for drinking (and writing). To honor the "laureate of American lowlife," they're pouring Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout, Bison organic gingerbread ale, and Lost Coast Downtown Brown alongside low-rent favorites like Keystone, Schlitz, and Bud Light.
2819 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica (310-998-0069)
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