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When it comes to nightlife in Los Angeles, there is something for everyone. Whether it’s salsa, rock n roll, burner, jazz, live music or karaoke, there’s a venue out there calling your name, and that includes the always fun country bar experience. Take the theme all the way with line dancing and live country music, moderately with country tunes on the jukebox or with just a dab of country western in the decor with any of these Los Angeles country bars. Yeehaw!
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Oil Can Harry’s
11502 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 760-9749
www.oilcanharrysla.com

It’s hard not to have a great time at Oil Can Harry’s as long as you have an open mind and a craving for fun. Diverse crowds, diverse music and cheap cocktails pretty much sums this place up. Country music and line dancing is one of its more popular events as it’s a regular thing on Thursday and Friday nights. Don’t know how to line dance? That’s okay because OCH’s gives lessons both nights. So grab yer partner, yer cowboy hat and have some country lovin’ fun.

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(credit: Jeff M./Yelp)


Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill
2623 W Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 567-2470
www.tinhornflats.com

This Burbank gem has been a hit with locals since it opened its doors way back in 1939. Just enough country western and just enough divey watering hole, Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill offers reasonable prices and great atmosphere, making it one of the top 100 bars in Los Angeles. Shuffle on in through the swinging doors and grab a seat near the HD TV or shoot a friendly game of pool with some of the regulars, but definitely try one of the gourmet burgers. The western bacon cheese will make a cowboy proud.

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Villains Tavern
1356 Palmetto St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(323) 637-4153
www.villainstavern.com

Sidle into this saloon and get lost in this little bit western goth, little bit apothecary and totally bad-to-the-bone bar experience. Reasonably priced cocktails served in mason jars and a partially circus tent-covered outdoor/live music area are just a few of the great things about this place. You won’t find any country music on the juke but one of Villains Tavern’s regular live acts is a band called RT N’ THE 44’s which falls into the “Folk Noir” genre and is described as a “vintage country band with dark obsessions.”

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Outpost
1624 N Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-7678
www.outposthollywood.com

A welcome change to the done-to-death Hollywood scene, the Outpost in Hollywood is the place to go to get your game and grub on as everything on the menu is under 10 bucks. Relax in comfy booths and chug from mason jar with handles (or a 42oz glass boot) while watching your favorite team on of the many LCD TVs throughout the place. The animal skulls, vintage leather saddles and photos of men on horses hanging on the walls make it totally acceptable for you to wear your cowboy hat and boots inside while rooting for Steelers.

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(credit: Donna G./Yelp)


Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill
4311 W Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 729-0805
www.joesgreatbar.com

Another great dive bar in the valley is Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill. Each night there’s a different genre of music with Friday night being country night. And as one of the oldest bars in Burbank, it looks like some of the original cowboys come here to die. The live bands don’t disappoint but sometimes the bar service can get gruff. It’s all part of atmosphere at Joe’s as well as spontaneous line dancing. Thursday night is Rockabilly night and of course anything goes on Rockabilly night.

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Kristine G. Bottone is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.