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Decent Place for a Pint: Bourbon Street Shrimp Co.

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Around 6pm yesterday I found myself craving a post-work beer, but there was a problem…I was on the Westside, far from my normal Silver Lake stomping ground. Fortunately, fate was looking out for me. While walking toward the Landmark to catch a film, I happened upon the Bourbon Street Shrimp Company. To be honest, I’ve never heard of it, but with patio doors facing the street I could hear diners digging into their Cajun inspired food. The sign advertising “3 dollar drafts until 8” was all the convincing I needed to step inside.

Often, I’ll find myself at a bar with a friend, say around 6pm, and they’ll have a “special” on for “4-dollar drafts,” the catch being that all they have on tap is Coors. Not at Bourbon Street, here they give you all sorts of options...Sierra Nevada, Fat Tire (a personal favorite), Red Hook, Pilsner Urquell, and Pyramid Hef add to the standard tap-line of Miller and Bud. Couple that with half-price entrees during happy hour on Tuesdays and you can snag a few good beers and a decent meal for under 20 bucks (Just make sure you bring cash, during happy hour it’s strictly debit cards or dollar bills).