Los Angeles: Echo Park's classic dive, now refreshed.
Not just what you get when Rob Base's biggest hit is played at a low volume, Little Joy's also the beloved Echo Park dive that was recently given a total upscale-y overhaul, with eight craft beers (Paradise Road Pilsner, Anchor California Lager, etc.) on tap, as well as a brand new oak bar and so-fresh, so-momentarily-clean booths.
Little Joy: 1477 W. Sunset Blvd.; 213-250-3417.
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