WHY English-pub warmth mixed with California style, with excellent house-made bangers, crisp pasties, hilariously decadent Scotch eggs and a sherry trifle with fresh sweet cream.
WHAT Founded in 1982 by the late British rocker Kim Gardner and his wife, Paula, a fashion retailer, this landmark Sunset pub has been a music- and movie-industry hangout since the beginning. Outside is a courtyard with a friendly vibe and a real California feeling; inside the 1920s Mission Revival building is a cozy fireside seat and a dart room.
WHO An after-work crowd of creative types from studios and music-biz offices nearby.
Region: Central City
Features: Cocktails, Dinner, Essentially L.A., Live Music, Lunch, Open Late, Patio Dining
Price Range: $10-$16, $10-under
Cuisine Type: English, Pub