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The Short Stop

The Short Stop

Dive Bar and Night Club$$$$
East LA, Los Angeles
  • Stars
    The experts at LA Weekly and Los Angeles Times recommend this place
    • LA Weekly
    • Los Angeles Times
  • Tips
    Samuel J.
    "Watch out for the rowdy crowds after Dodgers games."(4 Tips)
    Becherovka Voyager
    "... and a diverse crowd of Dodgers fans sipping on the herbal wonders of..."(3 Tips)
    Nadeem B.
    "Motown Monday spinning nothing but oldies!"(2 Tips)
    Jeremy L.
    "The tamale guy has the BEST tamales I've ever had! Get the cheese!"(2 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon64 Tips and reviews
  • dancing
  • dodger game
  • motown
  • dodger fans
  • pool tables
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  • Manda C.heart icon on user image
    Manda CurrellAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool spot. Check out the old beer can collection on the way out to the patio. Also, try and say beer can without sounding like a Jamaican saying bacon...
  • Matt A.heart icon on user image
    Matt A.September 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Go here before a game at the Ravine, get some cheap beer, then wait for the tamale guy. $6 for 2 tamales, usually cheese and chicken. You can even bring them into the stadium.
  • Becherovka Voyager
    Becherovka VoyagerSeptember 4, 2013
    Catch a game of pool, cards, or hit the arcade with a nifty drink in hand and a diverse crowd of Dodgers fans sipping on the herbal wonders of Becherovka.
  • Samuel J.
    Samuel JacksonMay 29, 2015
    Fun pool table. Gets the drunken spill over from little joy's table. Watch out for the rowdy crowds after Dodgers games.
  • CraveOnline
    CraveOnlineOctober 7, 2010
    If you like drinking $2 beer's before the Dodger game then the Short Stop is your kind of bar. Once a favorite hangout for the LAPD it is now a spot for Dodger fans, locals and hipsters.
  • Bravo
    BravoJanuary 28, 2010
    The Shortstop features old cop memorabilia, a great pool table, a photo booth, and great drinks. It's a sprawling space that's great for meeting all your friends. -Ashley Merriman, Top Chef
  • Sarah S.heart icon on user image
    Sarah SpagnoloOctober 13, 2015
    Arrive about 2 hours before a Dodger game, and park yourself in a corner near the billiards table. LA tailgating at its finest.
  • Haley W.heart icon on user image
    Haley WhiteJanuary 10
    This place is crazy but if you want to go out dancing to like 90’s/00’s hip hop/rap this is the spot
  • Jeremy L.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy LJuly 14, 2015
    The tamale guy has the BEST tamales I've ever had! Get the cheese!
  • C B.
    C BNovember 10, 2012
    Love this bar! Pool, great music and tiny out door area in the back
  • Steve B.heart icon on user image
    Steve BurtonJune 11, 2015
    Had a great time. Dig the 80s music on Fridays.
  • Zack J.
    Zack JeromeMay 10, 2014
    Also known as the Rampart Cop Abuse Hall of Fame. Smoke cigs in the back and argue Dodgers rotation decisons.
  • Lara
    LaraApril 6, 2015
    photo booth + pool table + juke box. I mean, recipe for a good time.
  • Abi P.heart icon on user image
    Abi PanickerOctober 3, 2015
    Good dive bar, great spot before a dodgers game, cheap beers
  • JTheart icon on user image
    JTAugust 3, 2016
    Great for dancing with good music, 5$ cover on Friday
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 15, 2010
    Remember your night by taking some cool black and white photos in their awesome old-school photo booth.
  • Mike M.heart icon on user image
    Mike MoJuly 14, 2015
    buy beers from the window in the back room when it's crowded
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PatrickNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Saturday night DJ is never as good as you'd hope him to be. Go for the crowd.
  • Jeremy C.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy ChildsFebruary 8, 2016
    Best dance night of my life!
  • Solid State L.
    The Strawberry! 3rd thursdays with Max, TK Disko, Even Ian, Ryan Poulsen and Rick Wren (rotating). Keep an open mind for the disco.
  • Lynsey R.heart icon on user image
    Lynsey RuangchanJune 27, 2013
    Best happy hour - $3 for PBR/well drinks. DOWN.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BarnJanuary 6, 2015
    get here early to beat the line
  • Justin S.
    Justin SeineOctober 15, 2010
    I've been 86'd since 2005! Join my cause on facebook
  • Jason R.heart icon on user image
    Jason RedmondAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite Dodgers pre and post-game watering hole.
  • caroline g.
    caroline grayAugust 6, 2010
    1st Tuesday of everymonth check out SUPERDISCOFREQ, great fashion forward easygoing fun dancing crowd!
  • Dumptruck
    DumptruckJuly 5, 2011
    Good bar staff, cheap drinks. That's pretty much all I need. Read more
  • Shannon B.
    Shannon BlackSeptember 28, 2010
    Monday nights are the best drinks that don't look like they are stupid! Oh and the best salsa in all the free world
  • Nadeem B.heart icon on user image
    Nadeem BilalMay 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Motown Monday spinning nothing but oldies!
  • Brian J.
    Brian JeremyAugust 25, 2013
    Great place to get into a bar fight
  • crystal rose
    crystal roseApril 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    use the iPhone app, remote to control the jukebox. others can vote on various choices to move up in the playlist queue.
  • Kristina L.
    Kristina LApril 28, 2012
    I can't see!
  • M. D.
    M. DonilagJuly 29, 2014
    Gotta go, gotta go--never been.
  • Jason S.
    Jason StevensJuly 27, 2013
    That first step on the dance floor is a doozy...
  • Dylan D.heart icon on user image
    Dylan DaganJuly 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cropdusted at the jukebox.... In a nutshell. That explains this bar.
  • CJ P.
    CJ PomerantzMay 17, 2011
    From $1.50 pints to $2 cans of past in just a few years. Pretty weak sauce shortstop.
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BrooksJuly 10, 2011
    $5 Racer 5 IPA - good deal on a good brew.
  • Arnie P.
    Arnie PanameñoJanuary 20, 2013
    This place gets ridiculously jammed with people on Saturdays.
  • BJ D.
    BJ DeHutNovember 14, 2011
    There is a night for everyone at this place!
  • San T.
    San TongMarch 5, 2010
    Watch out for vertigo. When the disco ball is going you feel like you are inside a snow globe.
  • Ghost
    GhostFebruary 23, 2013
    Free carne asada tacos!
  • Jason R.heart icon on user image
    Jason RedmondMay 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Joe is awesome bartender!
  • Stella R.
    Stella RamirezSeptember 25, 2011
    Great dive bar, no cash required
  • Ewell C.
    Ewell CollinsDecember 24, 2013
    Check out Motown Mondays.
  • Edgar S.
    Edgar SarmientoOctober 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Come on a Wednesday and try to avoid the big dancing white guy.
  • Justin S.
    Justin SeineOctober 15, 2010
    Once upon a time I walked inside and was poor and stressed, I ordered a PBR from the barmaid Mandy and when I gave an apologetic pose with all I had (which was 6 quarters and a dollar bill summing up
  • Nicole Y.
    Nicole YaleFebruary 24, 2016
    Photo booth!
  • Trishheart icon on user image
    TrishAugust 24, 2014
  • André R.
    André RodriguesMarch 6, 2011
    Becarefull if you are a tourist. The bartender will try to foul you with the change. Dont give him 100 dollar bills.
  • Orlando S.
    Orlando SFebruary 5, 2012
    Fuck this place .. they be chargeing shit to your debit u didn't even get and adding tips to the debit paper .. check your online banking .. while your in their .. the bar tenders are dicks to
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyDecember 9, 2010
    LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Best Bar You All Ruined!
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